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The Gibsonton CDP(1) had a population of 19,362 as of July 1, 2021. Gibsonton ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Florida. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Gibsonton is located at latitude 27.8536 and longitude -82.3826 in Hillsborough County. The formal boundaries for the Gibsonton Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 12.81 sq. miles and a water area of 2.64 sq. miles. Hillsborough County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 7 feet.

The Gibsonton Census Designated Place has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Gibsonton Census Designated Place is located within Palm River-Gibsonton CCD of Hillsborough County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Gibsonton: Gibtown.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Gibsonton, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 19,362 (100%)
Population in Households 19,330 (99.8%)
Population in Families 15,605 (80.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 32 ( 0.2%)
Population Density 1,512
Diversity Index2 75


Median Household Income $53,952
Average Household Income $67,691
% of Income for Mortgage4 17%
Per Capita Income $22,366
Wealth Index5 55


Total HU (Housing Units) 7,121 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,358 (61.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,049 (28.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 714 (10.0%)
Median Home Value $223,582
Average Home Value $277,077
Housing Affordability Index3 133


Total Households 6,407
Average Household Size 3.02
Family Households 4,564
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 2.77% 2.35%
Households 2.63% 2.2%
Families 2.64% 2.26%
Median Household Income   2.97%
Per Capita Income   2.69%
Owner Occupied HU   2.79%

Gibsonton, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gibsonton to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 205 78th
Population Density # 499 46th
Median Household Income # 471 49th
Housing Affordability Index # 404 44th
Per Capita Income # 694 25th
Diversity Index # 120 87th

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