Tampa is Florida's third most populous city, behind Jacksonville
and Miami. It is located on the west coast of Florida near The Gulf of Mexico in Hillsborough County. Service, retail, finance,
insurance, shipping by air and sea, professional sports, tourism, real estate, and national defense play vital roles in Tampa's
economy. Tampa is home to numerous Fortune 1000 companies, including OSI Restaurant Partners, Wellcare Health Plans, TECO Energy,
and Raymond James Financial. The University of South Florida is also located in Tampa. Top employers in Tampa are Publix
Supermarkets, Baycare Health Care Systems, Wal-mart, Verizon Communications Inc, TECO Energy Inc, and Ties Publishing Co.
The median age for residents of Tampa is 34.6.
Around 30% of Tampa households include school aged children and 21% of households include individuals aged 65 years or over. Census
records indicate 62.9% of the Tampa population are White, 26.1% are Black or African American, .3% American Indian, 3.4% Asian and
3.2% are Two or more Races. Tampa has a significant Hispanic population. 23% (77,472) of Tampa residents are of Hispanic or Latino
origin. Of these 12.36% are of Mexican origin, 31.05% Puerto Rican, 27.48% Cuban and 29.09% are of other Hispanic or Latino
There are 157,130 housing units in Tampa. 21,175 (13.4%) of these were reported as vacant in the 2010 Census.
There are 75,684 residential rental units in Tampa. 65,602 of them were occupied in 2010 providing a residential rental vacancy
rate of 12.9%.
The median household income in this part of Florida is $73,976.
The bottom 10% of the population earn less than $24,104 per year.
The top 10% earn more than $188,080 per year. The top 1%
earn more than $556,983 per year.
Most renters earn
between $31,836 (20th percentile)
and $52,248 (80th percentile) per year.
The median monthly rent in this part of Florida is $920.
Most renters earn
and $4,354 per month.
They typically spend 31% of their monthly income on rent.
Most rents fall in the $738 (20th percentile)
to $1,169 (80th percentile) range.
The residential vacancy rate is 7%.