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Overview

Introduction to Tampa

Tampa, Florida has an enormous variety of attractions and perks for the people who live in and around the city. Waterside cafes, Busch Gardens, the Florida Aquarium, Channelside shopping and the Tampa Bay Bucaneers, Devil Rays and Lightning are just few of the biggest attractions. Then there’s Ybor City, where visitors can find hand-rolled cigars and Cuban sandwiches. And don’t forget the ocean and the white sand beaches, which offer people the chance to participate in jet skiing, parasailing, sport fishing and boating. Every year, the Gasparilla Pirate Festival draws a huge crowd of rowdy swashbucklers. 

Tampa Culture

Tampa is a very multi-cultural city and has a Hispanic population that exerts major influence in the area. 10% of the population are Latino. There are a number of museums to visit in and around Tampa, including the Pioneer Florida Museum, the St. Petersburg Museum of History, the gulf Coast World of Science, the Yulee Sugar Mill Ruins, the Boatyard Village, the Salvador Dali Museum and the Children’s Museum of Tampa. Live theater can be seen at the Friday Morning Musicale in Hyde Park, Gorilla Theater in Drew Park, the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center and Tampa Theater. The city also has a number of art galleries of interest, such as the African Art Gallery, Artists Unlimited, the Centre Gallery, the Covivant Gallery and Graphicstudio.

Tampa Sports and Leisure

Tampa has a lot to offer in the way of sports, with four major professional teams. The Tampa Bay Devil Rays play in Major League Baseball across the bay in St. Petersburg. The Tampa Bay Bucaneers play in the National Football League (NFL) while the Tampa Bay Lightning are part of the National Hockey League (NHL). And the Tampa Bay Storm play in the lesser-known Arena Football League. Spring training in Major League Baseball brings many teams to the area, including the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, the New York Yankees, the Philadelphia Phillies and the Toronto Blue Jays. Minor league baseball also has a Tampa team called the Yankees.

Tampa Outdoors

The weather in Tampa Bay is typically characterized by bright sunny days and calm breezes, with the average annual temperature hovering around 72 degrees. It is a good idea to put on sunscreen when participating in any outdoor activities in the area. The area has a variety of natural beaches, lakes and rivers that create opportunities for snorkeling, diving, sailing, fresh or saltwater fishing, kayaking, cruising or sunbathing. The area has dozens of golf courses, and many championship events are hosted here, including the Champions Tour Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am.

Tampa at Night

Tampa Bay is known for its nightlife scene and the variety that it offers. Any night of the week there will be music in bars such as rock, reggae, blues, country, punk, salsa and jazz. There are a few trendy spots with nightclub scenes tailored to sophisticated partygoers, such as Channelside and International Plaza’s Bay Street. The SoHo district offers the chance to mix and mingle with friends, while Ybor City is widely known as the place to be at night.

People

Total Population 355,603
Male Share of the Population 48.7%
Female Share of the Population 51.3%
Senior Citizens 11.5%
Employed Population 16+ 163,179
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 36.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 34.8%
Median Earnings25+ $35,338
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,045
Median Earnings With High School Degree $24,941

Wealth

Median Family Income $54,280
% Above Poverty Level 78.2%
% Below Poverty Level 21.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 5.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.8%
% Using Public Transportation 2.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 36.3%
Median Gross Rent $960
Median House Value $160,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 52.2%
US/American 0.1%
English 6%
Irish 8.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Tampa Almanac

Category Value
County Hillsborough
Metro Area Tampa - Saint Petersburg - Clearwater
Standard Zip Codes 33602, 33603, 33604, 33605, 33606, 33607, 33609, 33610, 33611, 33612, 33613, 33614, 33615, 33616, 33617, 33618, 33619, 33620, 33621, 33624, 33625, 33626, 33629, 33634, 33635, 33637, 33647
P.O. Box Zip Codes 33601, 33608, 33622, 33623, 33630, 33631, 33672, 33673, 33674, 33675, 33677, 33679, 33680, 33681, 33682, 33684, 33685, 33686, 33687, 33688, 33689, 33690, 33694, 33697
Company Zip Codes 33633, 33650, 33651, 33655, 33660, 33661, 33662, 33663, 33664
Phone Area Codes 813
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 27.947
Longitude -82.458

Tampa Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station TAMPA INTL AP
Distance 4.8 miles
Jan Temp 52 to 70 F
Apr Temp 62 to 81 F
Jul Temp 75 to 90 F
Oct Temp 68 to 84 F
Annual Precip 44.7 inches
Station TARPON SPRINGS SWG PLNT
Distance 22.7 miles
Jan Temp 50 to 72 F
Apr Temp 61 to 81 F
Jul Temp 74 to 91 F
Oct Temp 65 to 85 F
Annual Precip 52.4 inches
Station PARRISH
Distance 23.8 miles
Jan Temp 49 to 72 F
Apr Temp 59 to 81 F
Jul Temp 72 to 90 F
Oct Temp 65 to 85 F
Annual Precip 52 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Tampa, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Carrollwood (33625, 33688, 33618)

Clair Mel (33619)

Clair Mel City (33619)

Northdale (33624, 33626)

Palma Ceia (33629, 33690)

Tampa Palms (33647)

Temple Ter (33637, 33687, 33617)

Town N Country (33615)

Ybor City (33675, 33605)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Brandon 108,287 $64,081
Oldsmar 13,860 $59,181
Pinellas Park 50,433 $52,542
Safety Harbor 17,142 $76,402
Temple Terrace 25,354 $67,290

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Tampa Public Libraries

Library
Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperativ
900 NORTH ASHLEY DRIVE
Tampa, Florida
(813) 273-3652
Library Web Site

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Tampa Hospitals

TAMPA GENERAL HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
2 COLUMBIA DRIVE
(813) 844-7000
Emergency Service: Yes

MEMORIAL HOSPITAL OF TAMPA
(Proprietary)
2901 SWANN AVE
(813) 873-6400
Emergency Service: Yes

UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
3100 E FLETCHER AVE
(813) 615-7200
Emergency Service: Yes

UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL AT CARROLLWOOD
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
7171 N DALE MABRY HWY
(813) 932-2222
Emergency Service: Yes

TOWN & COUNTRY HOSPITAL
(Proprietary)
6001 WEBB RD
(813) 882-7159
Emergency Service: Yes

ST JOSEPH'S HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
3001 W MARTIN LUTHER KING JR BLVD
(813) 870-4398
Emergency Service: Yes

James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital
(VA)
13000 Bruce B. Downs Blvd.
(813) 972-2000 or (888) 716-7787 (in State)
Emergency Service:

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Tampa High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

GAITHER HIGH SCHOOL
16200 N DALE MABRY HIGHWA
813-975-7340
Serves 2,402 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.4

ALONSO SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
8302 MONTAGUE STREET
813-356-1525
Serves 2,351 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.1

SICKLES HIGH SCHOOL
7950 GUNN HIGHWAY
813-631-4742
Serves 2,175 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.8

KING SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
6815 N 56TH STREET
813-744-8333
Serves 2,105 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.8

WHARTON HIGH SCHOOL
20150 BRUCE B DOWNS BOULE
813-631-4710
Serves 2,053 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.6

HILLSBOROUGH SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
5000 N CENTRAL AVENUE
813-276-5620
Serves 2,033 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.9

PLANT SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
2415 S HIMES AVENUE
813-272-3033
Serves 2,022 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.4

TAMPA BAY TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL
6410 ORIENT ROAD
813-744-8360
Serves 1,938 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.9

MIDDLETON HIGH SCHOOL
4801 N 22ND STREET
813-233-3360
A Title I School.
Serves 1,902 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 24.4

LETO SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
4409 W SLIGH AVENUE
813-872-5300
A Title I School.
Serves 1,866 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.5

JEFFERSON SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
4401 W CYPRESS STREET
813-872-5241
A Title I School.
Serves 1,793 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.8

BLAKE HIGH SCHOOL
1701 NORTH BOULEVARD
813-272-3422
Serves 1,591 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.3

FREEDOM HIGH SCHOOL
17410 COMMERCE PARK BOULE
813-558-1185
Serves 1,512 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18

ROBINSON SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
6311 S LOIS AVENUE
813-272-3006
Serves 1,229 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.1

VELASCO EXCEPTIONAL CENTER
1202 E PALM AVENUE
813-273-7045
A Special Education School
Serves 425 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.5

WATERS CAREER CENTER
2704 HIGHLAND AVENUE
813-233-2655
A Non-traditional School
Serves 385 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.8

SATELITE ALTERNATIVE SCHOOLS
2934 E HILLSBOROUGH AVENU
813-233-2211
A Non-traditional School
Serves 215 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8.3

CAMINITI EXCEPTIONAL CENTER
2600 W HUMPHREY ST
813-975-7611
A Special Education School
Serves 203 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 6

PEPIN ACADEMY OF TAMPA
3916 E HILLSBOROUGH AVENU
813-236-1755
A Charter School.
Serves 185 students.

MACFARLANE PARK ALTERNATIVE
1721 N MACDILL AVENUE
813-872-5254
A Non-traditional School
Serves 170 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.1

BRYAN ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL
2934 E HILLSBOROUGH AVENU
813-276-5588
A Non-traditional School
Serves 164 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.6

DOROTHY THOMAS CENTER
3215 NUNDY ROAD
813-975-7355
A Special Education School
A Title I School.
Serves 140 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7

RIVERSIDE ACADEMY
4004 N RIVERSIDE DRIVE
813-239-3321
Serves 138 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.3

NORTH TAMPA ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL
8602 N ARMENIA AVENUE
813-631-4426
A Non-traditional School
Serves 128 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.7

DETENTION CENTER WEST
3948 W MARTIN LUTHER
813-871-7327
Serves 115 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.2

LAVOY EXCEPTIONAL CENTER
4410 W MAIN STREET
813-872-5285
A Special Education School
Serves 111 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 5

MILLBURN HIGH SCHOOL
1404 TECH BOULEVARD
813-627-9887
A Charter School.
Serves 97 students.

FALKENBURG ACADEMY
3946 W MARTIN LUTHER
813-871-7327
Serves 88 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.7

MENDEZ SED CENTER
5707 N 22ND STREET
813-276-5630
A Special Education School
Serves 87 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 5.4

WILBESAN CHARTER SCHOOL
8119 MRTN LUTHER KNG BOUL
813-621-9210
A Charter School.
Serves 70 students.

TAMPA MARINE INSTITUTE
2015 GUY N. VERGER BOULEV
813-233-2211
Serves 65 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 65

CARVER EXCEPTIONAL CENTER
1142 LAUREL STREET
813-276-5685
A Special Education School
Serves 61 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 5.1

DETENTION CENTER EAST
9504 E COLUMBUS DRIVE
813-871-7327
Serves 55 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.3

PARKHILL SCHOOL-EXCEPTIONAL CENTER
10909 MEMORIAL HIGHWAY
813-873-4825
A Special Education School
Serves 54 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 6.8

ORIENT ROAD JAIL
1201 ORIENT ROAD
813-247-8300
Serves 46 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23

PACE
7402 56TH STREET
813-988-7223
Serves 42 students.

LESLIE PETERS HALFWAY HOUSE
3930 W MARTIN LUTHER
813-871-7655
Serves 24 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12

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