Tampa, FL

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Population

392,905

1.94% growth

Median Age

34.6


Median Household Income

$54,599

8.14% growth

Poverty Rate

20%


Number of Employees

191,406

0.721% decline

Median Property Value

$257,600

10.2% growth

About

In 2018, Tampa, FL had a population of 393k people with a median age of 34.6 and a median household income of $54,599. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Tampa, FL grew from 385,423 to 392,905, a 1.94% increase and its median household income grew from $50,489 to $54,599, a 8.14% increase.

The population of Tampa, FL is 43% White Alone, 27% Hispanic or Latino, and 22.7% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Tampa, FL speak a non-English language, and 91.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Tampa, FL are University of South Florida-Main Campus (12,462 degrees awarded in 2017), Ultimate Medical Academy-Tampa (8,427 degrees), and Hillsborough Community College (5,172 degrees).

The median property value in Tampa, FL is $257,600, and the homeownership rate is 48.3%. Most people in Tampa, FL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Tampa, FL is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Tampa, FL employs 191k people. The largest industries in Tampa, FL are Health Care & Social Assistance (26,224 people), Retail Trade (21,591 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (18,595 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($97,733), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($72,083), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($64,678).

Median household income in Tampa, FL is $54,599. Males in Tampa, FL have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,612. The income inequality in Tampa, FL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.474, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$54,599

2018 value

± $3,230

8.14%

1 Year Growth

± 6.21%

Households in Tampa, FL have a median annual income of $54,599, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $50,489 in 2017, which represents a 8.14% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$62,257

Average Male Salary

± $878

$46,612

Average Female Salary

± $604

In 2018, full-time male employees in Florida made 1.34 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Florida 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

    $56,219 ± $3,256

  2. White

    $51,352 ± $590

  3. American Indian

    $40,596 ± $5,196

In 2018 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Florida workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.09 times more than White 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 Florida by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

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

0.474

2018 Wage GINI

0.473

2017 Wage GINI

In 2018, the income inequality in Florida was 0.474 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.214% growth from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2018 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.

This chart shows the number of workers in Florida across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 59

  2. Census Tract 64

  3. Census Tract 62

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Tampa, FL was Census Tract 59 with a value of $136,618, followed by Census Tract 64 and Census Tract 62, with respective values of $117,873 and $110,595.

The following map shows all of the places in Tampa, 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

20% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Tampa, FL (71.4k out of 357k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. 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

    34,922 ± 1,474

  2. Black

    29,680 ± 1,301

  3. Hispanic

    23,261 ± 1,159

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

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

191k

2018 Value

± 7,798

-0.721%

1 Year decline

± 5.74%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Tampa, FL declined at a rate of -0.721%, from 193k employees to 191k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Tampa, FL, are Sales & Related Occupations (23,479 people), Management Occupations (21,905 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (21,681 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Tampa, FL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Tampa, FL, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (23,479 people), Management Occupations (21,905 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (21,681 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Tampa, FL has an unusually high number of residents working as Legal Occupations (2.49 times higher than expected), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.22 times), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1.21 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Tampa, FL, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($86,881), Management Occupations ($80,603), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($77,165).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

191k

2018 Value

± 7,798

-0.721%

1 Year decline

± 5.74%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Tampa, FL declined at a rate of -0.721%, from 193k employees to 191k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Tampa, FL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (26,224 people), Retail Trade (21,591 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (18,595 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Tampa, FL, though some of these residents may live in Tampa, 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 Tampa, FL, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (26,224 people), Retail Trade (21,591 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (18,595 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Tampa, FL has an unusually high number of Finance & Insurance (1.94 times higher than expected), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (1.86 times), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.29 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Tampa, FL, by median earnings, are Utilities ($97,733), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($72,083), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($64,678).

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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. $63.5B

  2. $51.6B

  3. $41.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Florida product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $63.5B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($51.6B) and Electronics ($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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$497B

2020 Value

$714B

Projected 2045 Value

43.6% growth

In 2020, total outbound Florida trade was $497B. This is expected to increase 43.6% 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. $19.5B

  2. $16.6B

  3. $11.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Florida domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $19.5B, followed by Texas with $16.6B and California and $11.5B.

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

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Health

87.9% of the population of Tampa, FL has health coverage, with 43% on employee plans, 19.7% on Medicaid, 8.52% on Medicare, 14.4% on non-group plans, and 2.4% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Tampa, FL see 1376 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.218% decrease from the previous year (1379 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1735 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 703 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

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1,376 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Florida see an average of 1,376 patients per year. This represents a 0.218% decrease from the previous year (1,379 patients).

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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%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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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

12.1%

Uninsured

43%

Employer Coverage

19.7%

Medicaid

8.52%

Medicare

14.4%

Non-Group

2.4%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Tampa, FL grew by 4.38% from 11.6% to 12.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Tampa, 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

Tampa, FL is home to a population of 393k people, from which 91.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 15.5% of Tampa, FL residents were born outside of the country (59.6k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Tampa, FL is composed of 169k White Alone residents (43%), 106k Hispanic or Latino residents (27%), 89.1k Black or African American Alone residents (22.7%), 14.8k Asian Alone residents (3.76%), 11.9k Two or More Races residents (3.03%), 1.42k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.361%), 683 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.174%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

33

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.9

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.9

In 2018, the median age of all people in Tampa, FL was 34.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 33, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Tampa, FL are getting getting younger. In 2017, the average age of all Tampa, FL residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

15.5%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

59.6k people

14.9%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

56.4k people

As of 2017, 15.5% of Tampa, FL residents (59.6k people) 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 Tampa, FL was 14.9%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Cuba

    1,028,508 ± 24,290 people

  2. Haiti

    339,246 ± 14,186 people

  3. Colombia

    285,400 ± 13,028 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Florida was Cuba, the natal country of 1,028,508 Florida residents, followed by Haiti with 339,246 and Colombia with 285,400.

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Citizenship

91.5%

2018 Citizenship

90.6%

2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 91.5% of Tampa, FL residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Tampa, FL was 90.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    169k ± 7.32k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    106k ± 8.18k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    89.1k ± 5.88k

In 2018, there were 1.6 times more White Alone residents (169k people) in Tampa, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 106k Hispanic or Latino and 89.1k 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 Tampa, FL as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    6,773 ± 1,433

  2. Vietnam

    5,196 ± 937

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    4,053 ± 1,097

Tampa, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.3 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Tampa, FL awarded 30,419 degrees. The student population of Tampa, FL is skewed towards women, with 36,681 male students and 48,169 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Tampa, FL are White (13,278 and 46.4%), followed by Black or African American (6,986 and 24.4%), Hispanic or Latino (5,093 and 17.8%), and Unknown (1,182 and 4.13%).

The largest universities in Tampa, FL by number of degrees awarded are University of South Florida-Main Campus (12,462 and 41%), Ultimate Medical Academy-Tampa (8,427 and 27.7%), and Hillsborough Community College (5,172 and 17%).

The most popular majors in Tampa, FL are Medical Administrative Assistant (3,392 and 11.2%), Medical Insurance Specialist (3,339 and 11%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (3,207 and 10.5%).

The median tuition costs in Tampa, FL are $18,712 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. 621 degrees awarded

  2. 813 degrees awarded

  3. 714 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Tampa, FL was General Biomedical Sciences with 621 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 12,462 degrees awarded

  2. 8,427 degrees awarded

  3. 5,172 degrees awarded

$4,559

Median In-State Public

$18,712

Median Private

In 2017, the Tampa, FL institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of South Florida-Main Campus with 12,462 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

9,835

Degrees Awarded to Men

20,584

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 9,835 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Tampa, FL, which is 0.478 times less than the 20,584 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    13,278 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    6,986 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    5,093 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Tampa, FL were to White students. These 13,278 degrees mean that there were 1.9 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 6,986 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Tampa, FL was $257,600 in 2018, which is 1.12 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $233,800 to $257,600, a 10.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Tampa, FL is 48.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Tampa, FL have an average commute time of 23.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Tampa, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$257,600

2018 Median

± $12,202

$233,800

2017 Median

± $9,737

In 2018, the median property value in Tampa, FL grew to to $257,600 from the previous year's value of $233,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Tampa, 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 Tampa, FL the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$54,599

Median Household Income

± $3,230

154k

Number of Households

± 6,387

In 2018, the median household income of the 154k households in Tampa, FL grew to $54,599 from the previous year's value of $50,489.

The following chart displays the households in Tampa, 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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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

48.3%

2018 Homeownership

46.7%

2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 48.3% of the housing units in Tampa, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 46.7%.

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

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Commute Time

23.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Tampa, FL have a shorter commute time (23.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.82% of the workforce in Tampa, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    76.1%

  2. Carpooled

    9.97%

  3. Worked At Home

    7.01%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Tampa, FL was Drove Alone (76.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.97%) and those who Worked At Home (7.01%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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