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Tampa Bay Relocation - Demographics

Tampa Bay Fast Facts:

  • Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) is comprised of 4 counties: Hillsborough, Pasco, Hernando and Pinellas,also known as Tampa Bay MSA
  • Second largest MSA in Florida and in the Southeast USA
  • Ranked No. 1 in Florida for high tech jobs
  • Job Growth Rate: 4.8% (versus 2.2% nationally)
  • Cost of Living Index: 91.5 (below national average of 100)
  • Ranks High in Many Lists of Best Places to Live, Work, Play or Retire
  • Large multinational corporations provide employment, including Jabil, Mosaic, Tech Data, Raymond James Financial, Citi, JPMorgan Chase, and BayCare
  • Port Tampa Bay is the largest seaport in Florida
  • University of South Florida is in many lists of Best Universities and Research Institutions
  • Both the University of South Florida and University of Tampa are in The Princeton Review's Best Business Schools List
  • More than 80 colleges, universities and technical schools are in the area
  • Tampa International Airport always ranks high in Best Airport lists
  • Three major professional sports teams are based here: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NFL), Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL) and Tampa Bay Rays (MLB).
  • MacDill Air Force Base contributes around $3 billion annually to Tampa Bay's economy
  • World-class hospitals and medical research institutions: Tampa General Hospital, Moffitt Cancer Center, USF Health, BayCare hospitals.
  • Top attractions: Tampa Riverwalk, Bayshore Boulevard Sidewalk, Florida Aquarium, Busch Gardens, Lowry Park, Ybor City, Sunshine Skyway Bridge, Amalie Arena, Gasparilla Pirate Festival, Tampa Theatre, TECO Manatee Viewing Center, Dali Museum, Sunken Gardens, St. Pete Pier 
  • Cost of Living in Tampa Bay Is Lower than the National Average. Here is Tampa's Cost of Living Index as of the 3rd Quarter of 2023, Compared to that of Other Major Cities:
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Demographics as of 2024, based on latest US Census data

Population, based on US Census 2020 (latest census year)
Hillsborough County1,459,762
Pinellas County959,107
Pasco County561,891
Hernando County194,515
Tampa Bay Area3,175,275
United States331,449,281
Population per square mile as of 2020
Hillsborough County1,428.5
Pinellas County 3,504.2
Pasco County 752.6
Hernando County411.3
Percent of Owner-occupied housing units
Hillsborough County60.5%
Pinellas County69%
Pasco County 74.6%
Hernando County80.1%
No. of households
Hillsborough County559,970
Pinellas County418,716
Pasco County223,385
Hernando County79,169
Achieved Bachelor's Degree or Higher
Hillsborough County36.2%
Pinellas County35.1%
Pasco County 27.1%
Hernando County20%
No. of Employer Establishments as of 2021
Hillsborough County41,388
Pinellas County 31,001
Pasco County 11,121
Hernando County 3,660
No. of veteran residents
Hillsborough County88,616
Pinellas County72,273
Pasco County47,455
Hernando County19,459
Race: Percent of White alone, not Hispanic or Latino
Hillsborough County46%
Pinellas County 72.8%
Pasco County 68.8%
Hernando County73.5%
Race: Percent of Hispanic or Latino
Hillsborough County30.5%
Pinellas County 10.9%
Pasco County 18.9%
Hernando County17.1%