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Tampa, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Tampa is the 3rd largest city in Florida with a population of 379,551 as of July 1, 2018. Tampa ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Tampa is located at latitude 27.9475 and longitude -82.4584 in Hillsborough County. The formal boundaries for the City of Tampa encompass a land area of 113.41 sq. miles and a water area of 61.81 sq. miles. Hillsborough County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 16 feet.

The City of Tampa (GNIS ID: 2405568) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Tampa is located within Tampa CCD of Hillsborough County.

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Tampa, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 379,551
Population in Households 366,733
Population in Familes 260,658
Population in Group Qrtrs 12,818
Population Density2 3,347
Diversity Index3 73


Median Household Income $49,432
Average Household Income $78,346
Per Capita Income $32,190


Total Housing Units 176,285 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 70,521 (40.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 82,471 (46.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 23,293 (13.2%)
Median Home Value $214,352
Average Home Value $309,662


Total Households 152,992
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 83,441
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 race 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.5% 1.72%
Households 1.44% 1.8%
Families 1.18% 1.55%
Median Household Income   2.48%
Per Capita Income   3.13%

Tampa, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tampa to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 3 100th
Population Density # 223 76th
Diversity Index # 119 87th
Median Household Income # 461 50th
Per Capita Income # 309 67th

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