Tampa, Florida 

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Population

368,087

+10.4% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

3.6%

Median Income

$43,740

Median Home Price

$219,400

Best Places to Live in Tampa, Florida

Large-city complex - Central Florida Gulf Coast at Tampa Bay. November, April and March are the most pleasant months in Tampa, while August and July are the least comfortable months.

Tampa, FL Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
Pros
Strengthening economy
Winter climate
Attractive downtown areas
Cons
Hot, humid summers
Growth and sprawl
Violent crime

What Bert Has To Say About Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater Metro Area

This metropolitan area includes Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Clearwater, all of which surround Tampa Bay. The area is varied and cosmopolitan with a pleasant climate and balanced local economy. A 1980’s building boom brought downtown Tampa skyscrapers, a major airport renovation, and the development of a cruise-ship terminal. While soft in the early part of the decade, the economy has gained traction recently as the benefits of a business-friendly climate have paid off. Among other new economy pursuits, the area has become a favorite as a secondary location for information processing for the financial industry.


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QUICK FACTS

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Country: United States
State: Florida
County: Hillsborough
Metro Area: Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater Metro Area
Political Ideology: Somewhat liberal
City: Tampa
Zip Codes: 33647, 33612, 33610, 33604, 33611, 33629, 33607, 33603, 33606, 33609, 15 total
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 57 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Tampa is 3.6% (U.S. avg. is 3.7%). Recent job growth is Positive. Tampa jobs have increased by 2.3%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Tampa's cost of living is 0.1% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Tampa's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
Hillsborough county voted Democratic in the last three Presidential elections, after voting Republican in 2000 and 2004. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Tampa's population is 368,087 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 10.4%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 24.0 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Tampa is Real Estate: $219,400. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 9.2%.

SCHOOLS
Tampa public schools spend $9,310 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.3 students per teacher in Tampa. More Education



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Housing Market in Tampa

It's a good time to buy in Tampa. Home Appreciation is up 9.2% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Tampa is $219,400.

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Reviews for Tampa   157 Reviews
Eh, not terrible - 9/26/2019
I lived here during college and while it was kinda dirty and run down in the Fowler/Fletcher area, there's certainly a lot to... Read More

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If you're unhappy here, it's probably you. - 12/30/2018
I was born in Tampa, and while I've traveled extensively I've always come back to my hometown. One of the first things you get used to as a kid growing up in Florida are... Read More

I should have done my homework... - 8/25/2018
Where to start. I haven't noticed a groundswell of anti-outsider sentiment because everyone is from somewhere else. Anecdotally (based on license plates I've seen) it... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN TAMPA, FLORIDA
33647, 33612, 33610, 33604, 33611, 33629, 33607, 33603, 33606, 33609, 15 total

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