Tampa Demographics is an informational website with data, population statistics, race, education, and demographics about the residents and city of Tampa, Florida.
Tampa, Florida Population 2022 – 407,104
State – Florida
County – Hillsborough County
Land Area (mi²) – 114.0 sq mi
Density (mi²) – 3,570.60/sq mi2020
Growth Rate – 0.61% (2,468)
Growth Since 2010 – 21.27% (71,395)
Rank in State – 3rd
Rank in Country – 47th
The current population of Tampa, Florida is 407,104 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 407,104. The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 335,709.
Tampa is a city located in Hillsborough County Florida. It is also the county seat of Hillsborough County. With a 2020 population of 407,104, it is the 3rd largest city in Florida (after Jacksonville) and the 47th largest city in the United States. The Tampa Bay Metropolitan Statistical Area ballooned to 3.2 million people in 2020 or a 14.1% rate of growth. Spanning over 176 miles, Tampa has a population density of 3,571 people per square mile.
The average household income in Tampa is $87,818 with a poverty rate of 18.60%. The median rental costs in recent years come to $1,131 per month, and the median house value is $238,900. 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. There are 58 different zip codes in Tampa.
The most common European ancestry groups include German (9.2%), Irish (8.4%), English (7.7%), Italian (5.6%), and French (2.4%).
Tampa Population Growth
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 outpacing the national growth 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. Tampa was depopulated for over 200 years.
There were no permanent European or American settlements in the city limits 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.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Tampa was:
- White: 65.41%
- Black or African American: 23.62%
- Asian: 4.31%
- Two or more races: 3.86%
- Other race: 2.46%
- Native American: 0.28%
- Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.07%
Tampa Metro Area Population by Year
Tampa Population by Race
|Black or African American||91,627||23.62%|
|Two or More Races||14,960||3.86%|
|Some Other Race||9,543||2.46%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||1,068||0.28%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander||272||0.07%|
|Some Other Race||8,598||2.22%|
|Black or African American||6,136||1.58%|
|Two or More Races||5,960||1.54%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||348||0.09%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander||65||0.02%|
|Black or African American||85,491||22.04%|
|Two or More Races||9,000||2.32%|
|Some Other Race||945||0.24%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||720||0.19%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander||207||0.05%|
Tampa Population by Age
Tampa Population Pyramid 2022
Tampa Median Age
There are 304,728 adults, (47,774 of whom are seniors) in Tampa.
Tampa Age Dependency
51 – Age Dependency Ratio
18.6 – Old-Age Dependency Ratio
32.4 – Child Dependency Ratio
Tampa Sex Ratio
Female – 199,782 – 51.50%
Male – 188,134 – 48.50%
Tampa Households and Families
Tampa Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type
Tampa Household Types
48.6% – Rate of Home Ownership
Tampa Households by Type
3.28 – Average Family Size
2.47 – Average Household Size
Tampa Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)
|Less Than 9th Grade||12,803||4.86%|
|9th to 12th Grade||19,194||7.28%|
|High School Graduate||67,425||25.59%|
Tampa Educational Attainment by Race
The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelor's degrees is among Asian people with a rate of 63.05%.
Tampa Earnings by Educational Attainment
|Less Than 9th Grade||$21,178||$24,583||$16,781|
|High School Graduate||$26,274||$29,573||$22,124|
$39,689 – Average Earnings
$45,445 – Average Male
$33,567 – Average Female
Tampa Language by Age
71.98% of Tampa residents speak only English, while 28.02% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 20.71% of the population.
Tampa Poverty by Race
|Name||Total||In Poverty||Poverty Rate|
18.60% – Overall Poverty Rate
16.91% – Male Poverty Rate
20.19% – Female Poverty Rate
Poverty in Tampa
The race most likely to be in poverty in Tampa is Black, with 30.28% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Tampa is White, with 10.31% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.37%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.52%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.85%.
Tampa Poverty Rate by Education
|Less Than 9th Grade||35.77%|
|Bachelors or Greater||5.80%|
Tampa Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex
Income by Household Type
Tampa Income by Household Type
Tampa Marital Status
38.4% – Overall Marriage Rate
40.6% – Male Marriage Rate
36.4% – Female Marriage Rate
Tampa Married by Age and Sex
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 35-44.
Tampa Marital Status by Race
Tampa Veterans by War
21,464 – Number of Veterans
18,696 – Male Veterans
2,768 – Female Veterans
|First Gulf War||6,192|
|Second Gulf War||5,994|
|World War II||614|
Tampa Veterans by Age
|35 to 54||6,602|
|55 to 64||4,621|
|65 to 74||4,311|
|18 to 34||2,439|
Tampa Veterans by Race
|Name||Veterans||% of Total|
Tampa Veterans by Education
10.39% – Veteran Poverty Rate
27.51% – Veteran Disability Rate
Tampa Employment by Age
Labor Force Participation
65.7% – Labor Force Participation
60.9% – Employment Rate
6.3% – Unemployment Rate
Tampa Employment by Race
Labor Force Participation
Tampa Employment by Education
Labor Force Participation
Tampa Place of Birth
Origin of Non-Citizens
Non-citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Origin of Naturalized Citizens
42.23% – Born in Tampa
82.77% – Native Born
17.23% – Foreign Born
8.93% – Non Citizen
8.30% – Naturalized
Place of Birth
82.77% of Tampa residents were born in the United States, with 42.23% having been born in Florida. 8.93% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.
Tampa Demographics Population by Year
Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
|Year||Population||Growth||Annual Growth Rate|