Located on Florida’s Gulf Coast, Hillsborough County is included in the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area. The City of Tampa is the largest city in Hillsborough County, the county seat of Hillsborough, and the third most populous city in Florida.
Adjacent counties to Hillsborough include:
- Pasco County - (north)
- Polk County – (east)
- Hardee County – (southeast)
- Manatee County - (south)
- Pinellas County – (west)
Hillsborough County has a total area of 1,266 square miles, of which 1,020 square miles is land and 246 square miles is water. There is approximately 158.27 miles of shoreline on Tampa Bay. Unincorporated areas encompass approximately 888 square miles, or more than 84 percent of the total land area of the county. Municipalities account for 163 square miles.
Cities, census-designated areas and unincorporated communities in Hillsborough County include:
- Cities – Plant City, Tampa and Temple Terrace
- Census-designated – Apollo Beach, Balm, Bloomingdale, Boyette, Brandon, Carrollwood, Carrollwood Village, Cheval, Citrus Park, Clair-Mel, Dover, East Lake, Egypt Lake-Leto, FishHawk, Gibsonton, Keystone, Lake Magdalene, Lutz, Mango, Northdale, Orient Park, Palm River-Clair Mel, Pebble Creek, Progress Village, Riverview, Ruskin, Seffner, Sun City Center, Thonotosassa, Town ‘n’ Country, University, Valrico, Westchase, Wimauma
- Unincorporated communities – Adamsville, Alafia, Antioch, Bay Crest Park, Del Rio, Durant, FL, East Lake, East Tampa, Egypt Lake, Fort Lonesome, Gulf City, Hopewell, Keysville, Knights, Lake Fern, Leto, Limona, Lithia, Nowatney, Orient Park, Palma Ceia, Palm River, Picnic, Pinecrest, Florida, Port Sutton, Rattlesnake, Remlap, Florida, Rocky Creek, Snows Corner, Florida, Sulphur Springs, Sun City Center, Sydney, Sweetwater Creek, Trapnell and Turkey Creek.
Parks in Hillsborough County include: Alafia River Corridor Preserve, Alafia River North Prong Reserve, Alafia Scrub Preserve, Alderman’s Ford Regional Park, Alexander Park, Apollo Beach Nature Preserve, Balm Boyette Scrub Preserve, Bell Creek Preserve and Lithia Springs Regional Park.
Hillsborough County has a humid sub-tropical climate with warm, humid summers, and drier winters. The county gets around 50 inches of rain per year and no snowfall. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 106. On average, there are 244 sunny days per year in Hillsborough with July highs around 91 degrees and January lows around 50 degrees.
People & Demographics
As of 2014, Hillsborough’s population is 1,238,365 with 1,214 people per square mile (population density). The median age is 36.1. 48.43% of people in the County are married and 12.55% are divorced. The average household size is 2.61 people. 30.85% of people are married, with children and 19.88% have children, but are single.
Housing & Real estate
The median home value in the county is $139,800. The median age of Hillsborough County FL real estate is 27 years. Renters make up 33.99% of the population and 12.92% of houses and apartments in Hillsborough County are unoccupied (vacancy rate).
For more information about Hillsborough County FL real estate or to list your current home for sale, please give me a call today at 727-455-4318, or fill out the online contact form. Whether you are a buyer or a seller, I will be happy to assist you with all of your Hillsborough County FL real estate needs!
Owner-occupied housing units in Hillsborough County by value:
- Less Than $20,000 3.25%
- $20,000 to $39,999 2.77%
- $40,000 to $59,999 3.56%
- $60,000 to $79,999 5.38%
- $80,000 to $99,999 7.08%
- $100,000 to $149,999 18.57%
- $150,000 to $199,999 19.60%
- $200,000 to $299,999 21.31%
- $300,000 to $399,999 8.67%
- $400,000 to $499,999 3.88%
- $500,000 to $749,999 3.39%
- $750,000 to $999,999 1.24%
- $1,000,000 or more 1.31%
The unemployment rate in Hillsborough County is 5.60%. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 40.70%. Hillsborough County sales tax rate is 7.00% and income tax is 0.00%. The income per capita is $26,947, which includes all adults and children. The median household income is $49,450.
Hillsborough County is home to a diverse economy, with many businesses and industries represented, including: tourism, agriculture, construction, finance, health care, government, technology, and the port of Tampa.
Companies with headquarters in Hillsborough include: Beef O’Brady’s, Bloomin’ Brands, International Softball Federation, Lykes Brothers, Mosaic’s Phosphate Division, Odyssey Marine Exploration, Patterson Companies, Sykes Enterprises and Wish Farm.s
Largest employers in Hillsborough County include: School District of Hillsborough County , MacDill Airforce Base, Hillsborough County Government, University of South Florida, Tampa International Airport, Publix Supermarkets, Tampa General Hospital, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Busch Gardens, St. Joseph’s Hospital, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Cente , Citi, TECO Energy, Caspers Company, Hillsborough Community College, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Humana, Progressive Insurance and USAA.
Estimate households by household income:
- Income Less Than 15K 13.15%
- Income between 15K and 20K 5.58%
- Income between 20K and 30K 11.48%
- Income between 30K and 40K 10.60%
- Income between 40K and 50K 9.69%
- Income between 50K and 60K 8.58%
- Income between 60K and 75K 9.75%
- Income between 75K and 100K 11.62%
- Income between 100K and 150K 11.25%
- Income between 150K and 200K 4.21%
- Income greater than 200K 4.09%
Hillsborough is served by Hillsborough County Public Schools. The County has the eighth largest school district in the nation, consisting of 206 schools (133 elementary schools, 42 middle schools, 2 K-8 schools, 27 traditional high schools and 4 career centers; 73 additional schools including charter, ESE, etc.).
Schools in the county spend $10,136 per student with 21 pupils per teacher, 1,120 students per librarian, and 564 children per counselor.
Colleges & Universities in or near Hillsborough County include: Clearwater Christian College, Eckerd College, Florida Metropolitan University, Hillsborough Community College, ITT Technical Institute, Pasco-Hernando Community College, Polk County Community College, St. Leo University, St. Petersburg College, Stetson University College of Law, University of South Florida and University of Tampa.
Entertainment & Fun Things to Do
From arts and culture to attractions and from shopping to sports, Hillsborough County has it all.
- Art & culture
- Entertainment & nightlife
- Family fun
- Nearby beaches
- Outdoors & nature
- Curbside trash collection & recycling
- Electric power
- Natural gas
The average one-way commute in Hillsborough County takes 26 minutes. 80% of commuters drive their own car alone, 10% carpool with others, 2% take mass transit and 5% work from home.
Major highways include: Interstate 4, Interstate 75, Interstate 275, U.S. Route 41, U.S. Route 92, U.S. Route 301 , State Route 618 (toll), State Road 60, State Road 589 (toll) and State Road 580.
Hillsborough County’s primary airport is Tampa International Airport. Other important airports include the Tampa Executive Airport near Brandon, Peter O. Knight Airport near Downtown Tampa, and the Plant City Airport near Plant City.
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If you are a buyer, my goal is to provide exceptional customer service and assist you in finding the perfect home in the right neighborhood to fit for your lifestyle, budget and needs. Use my Hillsborough real estate expertise to make your home search and buying experience as stress free and rewarding as possible.
If you are a seller, rest assured that I utilize the latest, cutting-edge real estate marketing tools to expose your home to the widest range of potential buyers. My number one priority is to get your Hillsborough County real estate listing sold as quickly as possible and for the best price!
I offer a variety of comprehensive real estate services for buyers and sellers in the following communities, but not limited to:
Whether you are considering buying a home in Hillsborough County or selling your existing home, my mission is to provide exceptional customer service and assist you throughout the transaction.
Please give me a call today at 727-455-4318, or fill out the online contact form, and let me know how I can best serve your Hillsborough County real estate needs!