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Welcome to Tampa ...

The coastal city of Tampa is located in Hillsborough County<1> and is the County Seat for Hillsborough County.

When the people of Tampa refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Tampan<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Tampa has a population of 399,700 people<3> (see below for details).

Tampa was established in 1823.

The community of Tampa is near sea level<4>.

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

Tampa is within the (813) area code.

The ZIP codes for Tampa: 33601-33626, 33629-33631, 33633-33635, 33637, 33647, 33650-33651, 33655, 33660-33664, 33672-33675, 33677, 33679-33682, 33684-33690, 33694, 33697<5>

Websites for Tampa ...

Official Website:   www.tampagov.net/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.tampachamber.com/

Junior League:   www.jltampa.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Tampa had an population of 399,700 people. This is an increase of 19.06% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 31.72% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Tampa had a population of 335,709 people (which is 27.31% of the total population of Hillsborough County). This makes Tampa the county's most populous community.

The population of Tampa represents 1.79% of the population of Florida (which has 18,801,310 people), making it the state's 3rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 335,709 people, the population of Tampa increased 10.63% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 303,447 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Tampa.

Adding Tampa to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Tampa in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Tampa was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Tampa on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Tampa ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Tampa - they are located in Alabama, Colorado, Kansas and North Carolina.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Tampa.

Communities near Tampa ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Tampa.

  • Saint Petersburg [Pinellas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Petersburg
    • Saint Petersburg [Pinellas County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southwest of Tampa
    • Estimated population in 2019: 265,351 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Petersburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Petersburg<7>
  • Pinellas Park [Pinellas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinellas Park
    • Pinellas Park [Pinellas County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southwest of Tampa
    • Estimated population in 2019: 53,637 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinellas Park
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pinellas Park<7>
  • Dunedin [Pinellas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dunedin
    • Dunedin [Pinellas County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the west of Tampa
    • Estimated population in 2019: 36,537 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunedin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dunedin<7>
  • Safety Harbor [Pinellas County]
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    • Oldsmar [Pinellas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oldsmar
      • Oldsmar [Pinellas County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the west of Tampa
      • Estimated population in 2019: 15,061 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oldsmar
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oldsmar<7>
    • Kenneth City [Pinellas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kenneth City
      • Kenneth City [Pinellas County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southwest of Tampa
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,121 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kenneth City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kenneth City<7>
    • Carroll City [Hillsborough County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carroll City
      • Carroll City [Hillsborough County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the north of Tampa
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carroll City have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carroll City
    • Culbreath Bayou [Hillsborough County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Culbreath Bayou
      • Culbreath Bayou [Hillsborough County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the southwest of Tampa
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Culbreath Bayou
    • Del Rio [Hillsborough County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Del Rio
      • Del Rio [Hillsborough County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Tampa
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Del Rio have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Del Rio
    • Palm River Estates [Hillsborough County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palm River Estates
      • Palm River Estates [Hillsborough County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the southeast of Tampa
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palm River Estates have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palm River Estates

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Tampa. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Tampa.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Tampa. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Tampa.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Tampa. Our list includes 74 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Tampa.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Tampa ...

Looking for more information about Tampa? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Tampa, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Tampa.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Florida

About Hillsborough County

About Florida

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Tampa: www.tampagov.net/

The official website for Hillsborough County: www.hillsboroughcounty.org/

The official website for State of Florida: www.myflorida.com/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Florida's counties, including Hillsborough, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Tampa refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Tampa may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Tampa.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Tampa - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Tampa). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Tampa or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Tampa includes: 33601, 33602, 33603, 33604, 33605, 33606, 33607, 33608, 33609, 33610, 33611, 33612, 33613, 33614, 33615, 33616, 33617, 33618, 33619, 33620, 33621, 33622, 33623, 33624, 33625, 33629, 33630, 33633, 33634, 33637, 33647, 33650, 33655, 33660, 33661, 33662, 33663, 33672, 33673, 33674, 33677, 33679, 33680, 33681, 33684, 33685, 33686, 33687, 33688, 33689, 33694 & 33697.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Tampa) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Tampa. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from TampaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tampa. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 27.9646, Longitude: -82.4529    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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