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Welcome to Hillsborough County ...

Time Zone: Hillsborough County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Tampa is the Seat for Hillsborough County.

Hillsborough County was founded January 25, 1834. Hillsborough was created by taking area from Alachua and Monroe Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2019, <1> Hillsborough had a population of 1,476,431 people. This is an increase of 20.11% since the last Census (which gave a population of 1,229,226 people in 2010).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Hillsborough represented 6.54% of the total population of Florida.

Below are some of the communities located in Hillsborough County:

Websites of Interest ...

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • At this time (Dec 2022), GenDisasters website is currently offline due to a hacker attack. Hopefully they will be back soon.

Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2010 Census and the next count will be for the 2020 Census.
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




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This page was last modified/updated: 14 May 2023