Hillsborough County, FL

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Population

1.41M

2.35% growth

Median Age

37.1


Median Household Income

$54,731

0.262% growth

Poverty Rate

15.7%


Number of Employees

681,469

1.61% growth

Median Property Value

$213,600

9.09% growth

About

In 2017, Hillsborough County, FL had a population of 1.41M people with a median age of 37.1 and a median household income of $54,731. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Hillsborough County, FL grew from 1.38M to 1.41M, a 2.35% increase and its median household income grew from $54,588 to $54,731, a 0.262% increase.

The population of Hillsborough County, FL is 48.8% White Alone, 28.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 15.8% Black or African American Alone. 28.8% of the people in Hillsborough County, FL speak a non-English language, and 91.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Hillsborough County, FL are University of South Florida-Main Campus (11,904 degrees awarded in 2016), Ultimate Medical Academy-Tampa (9,671 degrees), and Hillsborough Community College (5,160 degrees).

The median property value in Hillsborough County, FL is $213,600, and the homeownership rate is 58%. Most people in Hillsborough County, FL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Hillsborough County, FL is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Hillsborough County, FL employs 681k people. The largest industries in Hillsborough County, FL are Health Care & Social Assistance (94,439 people), Retail Trade (81,880 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (57,492 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($65,373), Utilities ($61,955), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($60,173).

Median household income in Hillsborough County, FL is $54,731. Males in Hillsborough County, FL have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,343. The income inequality in Hillsborough County, FL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$54,731

2017 value

± $1,448

0.262%

1 Year Growth

± 3.71%

Households in Hillsborough County, FL have a median annual income of $54,731, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $54,588 in 2016, which represents a 0.262% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$60,114

Average Male Salary

± $840

$45,343

Average Female Salary

± $594

In 2017, full-time male employees in Hillsborough County, FL made 1.33 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Hillsborough County, FL by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $59,204 ± $3,403

  2. Alaska Native

    $49,633 ± $34,468

  3. White

    $49,322 ± $566

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Hillsborough County, FL workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.19 times more than Alaska Native workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Hillsborough County, FL by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Hillsborough County, FL is from Florida.

0.473

2017 Wage GINI

0.474

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Florida was 0.473 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.211% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Florida was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Florida in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 139.21

  2. Census Tract 115.12

  3. Census Tract 115.19

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Hillsborough County, FL was Census Tract 139.21 with a value of $142,768, followed by Census Tract 115.12 and Census Tract 115.19, with respective values of $124,659 and $120,833.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Hillsborough County, FL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Hillsborough County, FL (208k out of 1.33M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 18 - 24.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    123,422 ± 2,642

  2. Hispanic

    79,159 ± 2,148

  3. Black

    55,246 ± 1,727

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Hillsborough County, FL is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

681k

2017 Value

± 15,038

1.61%

1 Year growth

± 3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Hillsborough County, FL grew at a rate of 1.61%, from 671k employees to 681k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Hillsborough County, FL, are Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (40,606 people), Building Cleaning & Pest Control Workers (20,112 people), and Other Business Operations Specialists (19,094 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Hillsborough County, FL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Hillsborough County, FL, by number of employees, are Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (40,606 people), Building Cleaning & Pest Control Workers (20,112 people), and Other Business Operations Specialists (19,094 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Hillsborough County, FL has an unusually high number of residents working as First-Line Supervisors of Personal Care & Service Workers (3.21 times higher than expected), Communications Equipment Operators (2.54 times), and Legal Support Workers (1.95 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Hillsborough County, FL, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($76,351), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($74,259), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($73,479).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

681k

2017 Value

± 15,038

1.61%

1 Year growth

± 3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Hillsborough County, FL grew at a rate of 1.61%, from 671k employees to 681k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Hillsborough County, FL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (94,439 people), Retail Trade (81,880 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (57,492 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Hillsborough County, FL, though some of these residents may live in Hillsborough County, FL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Hillsborough County, FL, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (94,439 people), Retail Trade (81,880 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (57,492 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Hillsborough County, FL has an unusually high number of Finance & Insurance (1.75 times higher than expected), Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.44 times), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (1.16 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Hillsborough County, FL, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($65,373), Utilities ($61,955), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($60,173).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Florida to other states, or from other states to Florida.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $57.1B

  2. $44.9B

  3. $41.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Florida product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $57.1B, followed by Pharmaceuticals with $44.9B and Gasoline and $41.8B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Florida products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$457B

2015 Value

$714B

Projected 2045 Value

56.2% growth

In 2015, total outbound Florida trade was $457B. This is expected to increase 56.2% to $714B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Florida trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Florida to other states, or from other states to Florida.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $17.7B

  2. $15.1B

  3. $10.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Florida domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $17.7B, followed by Texas with $15.1B and California and $10.7B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Florida shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

87.2% of the population of Hillsborough County, FL has health coverage, with 43.5% on employee plans, 16.6% on Medicaid, 9.94% on Medicare, 14.6% on non-group plans, and 2.59% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Hillsborough County, FL was $8,076 in 2014. This is a 5.05% increase from the previous year ($7,688).

Primary care physicians in Hillsborough County, FL see 1189 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.834% decrease from the previous year (1199 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1769 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 613 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Gadsden County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.9%). Additionally, Liberty County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,189 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Hillsborough County, FL see an average of 1,189 patients per year. This represents a 0.834% decrease from the previous year (1,199 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Hillsborough County, FL in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,076

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,606

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,175

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,229

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Florida (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.05%, from $7,688 to $8,076.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

12.8%

Uninsured

43.5%

Employer Coverage

16.6%

Medicaid

9.94%

Medicare

14.6%

Non-Group

2.59%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Hillsborough County, FL grew by 4.68% from 12.2% to 12.8%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Hillsborough County, FL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16.9% prevalence

  2. 15.8% prevalence

  3. 15.5% prevalence

Gadsden County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Florida, at 16.9%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Florida by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Hillsborough County, FL is home to a population of 1.41M people, from which 91.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 15.8% of Hillsborough County, FL residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Hillsborough County, FL is composed of 688k White Alone residents (48.8%), 403k Hispanic or Latino residents (28.6%), 222k Black or African American Alone residents (15.8%), 59.1k Asian Alone residents (4.2%), 29.9k Two or More Races residents (2.12%), 3.49k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.247%), 3.35k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.238%), and 230 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0163%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Hillsborough County, FL are Spanish or Spanish Creole (282,100 speakers), Other Asian Languages (8,413 speakers), and French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (6,954 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

35

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

45

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Hillsborough County, FL was 37.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in Hillsborough County, FL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Hillsborough County, FL residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

15.8%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

15.5%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 15.8% of Hillsborough County, FL residents were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Hillsborough County, FL was 15.5%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Cuba

    984,212 ± 23,779 people

  2. Haiti

    353,866 ± 14,481 people

  3. Colombia

    274,220 ± 12,772 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Hillsborough County, FL was Cuba, the natal country of 984,212 Hillsborough County, FL residents, followed by Haiti with 353,866 and Colombia with 274,220.

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Citizenship

91.7%

2017 Citizenship

90.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 91.7% of Hillsborough County, FL residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Hillsborough County, FL was 90.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    688k ± 2.29k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    403k ± 14.3k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    222k ± 3.38k

In 2017, there were 1.71 times more White Alone residents (688k people) in Hillsborough County, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 403k Hispanic or Latino and 222k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Hillsborough County, FL as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    282,100 speakers (22.3%)

  2. Other Asian Languages

    8,413 speakers (0.666%)

  3. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    6,954 speakers (0.55%)

28.8% of Hillsborough County, FL citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Hillsborough County, FL was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 22.3% of the overall population of Hillsborough County, FL are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.666% speak Other Asian Languages and 0.55% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    25,547 ± 2,022

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    25,094 ± 2,682

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    15,980 ± 2,251

Hillsborough County, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.02 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Hillsborough County, FL awarded 33,059 degrees. The student population of Hillsborough County, FL is skewed towards women, with 38,941 male students and 64,869 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Hillsborough County, FL are White (14,965 and 47.3%), followed by Black or African American (7,139 and 22.6%), Hispanic or Latino (5,213 and 16.5%), and Unknown (2,195 and 6.94%).

The largest universities in Hillsborough County, FL by number of degrees awarded are University of South Florida-Main Campus (11,904 and 36%), Ultimate Medical Academy-Tampa (9,671 and 29.3%), and Hillsborough Community College (5,160 and 15.6%).

The most popular majors in Hillsborough County, FL are Medical Insurance Specialist (4,247 and 12.8%), Medical Administrative Assistant (3,881 and 11.7%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (3,203 and 9.69%).

The median tuition costs in Hillsborough County, FL are $15,446 for private four year colleges, and $4,559 and $15,473 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 677 degrees awarded

  2. 666 degrees awarded

  3. 630 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Hillsborough County, FL was General Health Services with 677 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Hillsborough County, FL according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 11,904 degrees awarded

  2. 9,671 degrees awarded

  3. 5,160 degrees awarded

$4,559

Median In-State Public

$15,446

Median Private

In 2016, the Hillsborough County, FL institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of South Florida-Main Campus with 11,904 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

10,163

Degrees Awarded to Men

22,896

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 10,163 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Hillsborough County, FL, which is 0.444 times less than the 22,896 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Hillsborough County, FL by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    14,965 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    7,139 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    5,213 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Hillsborough County, FL were to White students. These 14,965 degrees mean that there were 2.1 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 7,139 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Hillsborough County, FL was $213,600 in 2017, which is 0.982 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $195,800 to $213,600, a 9.09% increase. The homeownership rate in Hillsborough County, FL is 58%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Hillsborough County, FL have an average commute time of 26.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Hillsborough County, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$54,731

Median Household Income

± $1,448

522k

Number of Households

± 11,737

In 2017, the median household income of the 522k households in Hillsborough County, FL grew to $54,731 from the previous year's value of $54,588.

The following chart displays the households in Hillsborough County, FL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$213,600

2017 Median

± $3,703

$195,800

2016 Median

± $4,010

In 2017, the median property value in Hillsborough County, FL grew to to $213,600 from the previous year's value of $195,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Hillsborough County, FL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Hillsborough County, FL the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Hillsborough County, FL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Hillsborough County, FL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

58%

2017 Homeownership

56.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 58% of the housing units in Hillsborough County, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 56.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Hillsborough County, FL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Hillsborough County, FL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Hillsborough County, FL have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

26.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Hillsborough County, FL have a longer commute time (26.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 1.89% of the workforce in Hillsborough County, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.8%

  2. Carpooled

    8.92%

  3. Worked At Home

    7.07%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Hillsborough County, FL was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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