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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 Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Hillsborough had a population of 1,195,317 people. This is an increase of 19.66% since the last Census (which gave a population of 998,948 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Hillsborough represented 6.25% of the total population of Florida, making it the state's 4th most populous county (out of 67 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
20101,229,226+23.05%+2.84% since 2009
20091,195,317+19.66%+1.29% since 2008
20081,180,118+18.14%+0.87% since 2007
2000998,948The Last Census

More information can be found on the Hillsborough County Census Page for Hillsborough County.


Below are some of the communities located in Hillsborough County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Hillsborough County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Tampa   343,890303,44713.33% increase  
Plant City   33,14229,91510.79% increase  
Temple Terrace   22,69520,9188.5% increase  

Websites for Hillsborough County

Official Website:   www.hillsboroughcounty.org/

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<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 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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