Tampa, Florida Population 2022

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Tampa is a city located in Hillsborough County Florida. It is also the county seat of Hillsborough County. With a 2020 population of 394,809, it is the 3rd largest city in Florida and the 51st largest city in the United States. Tampa is currently growing at a rate of 1.26% annually but its population has decreased by -0.28% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 395,912 in 2020. Spanning over 176 miles, Tampa has a population density of 3,463 people per square mile.

The average household income in Tampa is $87,818 with a poverty rate of 17.54%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Tampa is 35.7 years, 35 years for males, and 36.2 years for females.

Tampa is located on the west coast of Florida near the Gulf of Mexico on Tampa Bay. Tampa's population is estimated at 350,000, up from 346,000 in 2011. Tampa is part of a large metropolitan area called the Tampa Bay Area (2.8 million population), and the city is also part of the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater Metropolitan statistical area. This is the fourth largest metro area in the Southeastern U.S. after Miami, Washington, D.C., and Atlanta. The Greater Tampa Bay area has more than 4.3 million people and is projected to hit 4.56 million by 2017.

Tampa Diversity

The most common European ancestry groups include German (9.2%), Irish (8.4%), English (7.7%), Italian (5.6%) and French (2.4%). Tampa is home to a large gay population and culture known as the GaYbor District.

Tampa Population Growth

By 2015, the state of Florida may surpass New York as the third most populous state in the country. Two areas have become the focus of growth through 2060: the Tampa Bay area through Orlando to the Atlantic and the Tampa Bay area to Jacksonville. The new population growth in Tampa is expected to make the city younger and more urban. Tampa's growth is due not only to a higher number of births over deaths -- which has caused 30% of the increase between 2010 and 2014 -- but also high net migration, which has added 70% of the new population.

The Tampa region is currently growing at about 2% per year, outpacing the national average of 1.5% per year.

The area of Tampa was initially inhabited by indigenous people of the Safety Harbor culture, including the Tocobaga and the Pohoy. While the region was explored briefly by the Spanish at the beginning of the 16th century, it was quickly abandoned when it became clear that the only resources were fish and shellfish. The local inhabitants repelled any attempt by the Spanish to convert them to Catholicism or create a settlement, and archaeological evidence reveals a total collapse of native cultures in the region after European contact, likely from infectious disease from the Europeans. Tampa was depopulated for over 200 years.

There were no permanent European or American settlements in the city limits under after the U.S. acquired Florida from Spain in 1819. During the Civil War, Florida seceded from the Union and martial law was declared in Tampa in 1862. At the end of the war in 1865, Tampa's fort was occupied as part of Reconstruction. This was a hard period for Tampa, with a population of less than 800 in 1870. It was in the 1880s that the city took a turn for the better. Phosphate was discovered, then the railroad arrived to boost development in the region. By 1900, Tampa became one of the largest cities in the state.

Many Spanish and Cuban cigar workers moved to the city to work in cigar factories, with over 10,000 immigrants arriving in the city of 5,000 by 1900. The city then became a resort destination for celebrities. During Prohibition, several organized crime factions developed in Tampa, which remained influential through the 1950s. Tampa saw record-setting population growth during the 1950s and '60s, which has since dwindled, but the population continues to grow.

Tampa Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Tampawas:

  • White: 61.61%
  • Black or African American: 23.32%
  • Two or more races: 7.33%
  • Asian: 4.49%
  • Other race: 2.94%
  • Native American: 0.24%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.07%
The current population of Tampa, Florida is 394,809 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 395,912.

Tampa, Florida Population 2022

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There are 311,204 adults, (50,338 of whom are seniors) in Tampa.

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 64.91%.

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Tampa Language

72.09% of Tampa residents speak only English, while 27.91% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 20.49% of the population.

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The race most likely to be in poverty in Tampa is Black, with 27.67% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Tampa is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.19%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.76%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.48%.

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The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

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82.17% of Tampa residents were born in the United States, with 42.55% having been born in Florida. 8.65% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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