Hillsborough County is the largest county in the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater Metropolitan Statistical Area and the fourth most populous county in Florida. The city of Tampa serves as the county seat of Hillsborough County.
Hillsborough County Florida got its name from Wills Hills (1718-1793), the Earl of Hillsborough, who became Secretary of State for the colonies in 1768.
The current city of Tampa came about from a fishing and agricultural village located outside of Fort Brooks and for the most part, residents didn’t like using the military name for their home, so they used an old Indian term for the area – “TAMPA.”
In 1883, Hillsborough County Florida boundaries included the present-day counties of Charlotte, DeSoto, Hardee, Manatee, Pasco,Pinellas, Polk, and Sarasota. Hillsborough County separated its western section to create Pinellas County in 1911.
Adjacent counties to Hillsborough include Pasco County to the North and Pinellas County to the west. Hillsborough County has only three incorporated places, which are chartered cities under Florida law, including:
City of Plant City
City of Tampa
City of Temple Terrace
Despite its large population, most of the area of Hillsborough County is unincorporated census-designated places that include:
East Lake-Orient Park
Palm River-Clair Mel
Sun City Center
Town ‘n’ Country
We focus on Hillsborough County Florida real estate in the following areas, but not limited to:
As of 2011, Hillsborough County population is 1,216,497 people. Since 2000, the county has experienced a population growth of 21.66%. The median age in Hillsborough County is 37. 45.05% of people are married and 12.73% are divorced. The average household size in Hillsborough County is 2.49 people. 40.80% are married with children and 58.34% have children and are single.
Hillsborough County Geography
Hillsborough County Florida has a total area of 1,266.22 square miles, of which 1,050.91 square miles is land and 215.31 square miles is water. There is approximately 158.27 miles of shoreline Tampa Bay.
The county’s unincorporated area is approximately 888 square miles and more than 84% of the total land area and municipalities account for 163 square miles. The modern boundaries of the county place it midway along the west coast of Florida.
Hillsborough County Climate
Hillsborough County Florida gets approximately 50 inches of rain per year. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 106. On average, there are 244 sunny days per year in Hillsborough County with July highs around 91 degrees and January lows around 50. The comfort index, which is based on humidity during the hot months, is a 27 out of 100 (higher is more comfortable).
Hillsborough County Economy
The unemployment rate in Hillsborough County Florida is 10.70% with job growth of -0.48%. Future job growth over the next ten years is expected to be around to be 28.34%. Hillsborough’s tax rate is 7.00%. Income per capita is $27,251, which includes all adults and children. The median household income in Hillsborough County is $51,062.
Hillsborough County Population by Occupation Statistics
Management, Business, and Financial Operations 16.07%
Professional and Related Occupations 22.14%
Sales and Office 28.56%
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry 0.86%
Construction, Extraction, and Maintenance 8.62%
Production, Transportation, and Material Moving 12.55%
Hillsborough County Real Estate And Housing
The median home value in Hillsborough County Florida is $163,000. The median age of Hillsborough County Florida real estate is 26 years. Renters make up 32.69% of the population and 9.56% of houses and apartments in the County are unoccupied.
If you’re in the market to buy Real Estate in Hillsborough County or thinking about relocating to Hillsborough County, you’ll find many residential options to choose from.
Whether you’re looking for Hillsborough County luxury and estate homes, Hillsborough County single-family homes, Hillsborough County town homes or short sales in Hillsborough County, we are Hillsborough County Realtors® that can help you find the perfect home to fit your lifestyle, budget, and needs.
Hillsborough County Public Schools
Hillsborough County Public Schools operates public schools in the county and has the eighth-largest school district in the United States consisting of 133 elementary schools, 42 middle schools, 2 K-8 schools, 25 high schools and 4 career centers.
Hillsborough County schools spend $4,251 per student. There are 21 students per teacher, 1,120 students per librarian, and 564 students per counselor in Hillsborough County schools.
The department operates 176 neighborhood parks and playgrounds countywide, 265 athletic fields, 40 recreation centers, 10 regional parks, more than 727 miles of trail, as well as 61,000 acres of preserved lands.
The Parks department offers boating, bicycling, campsites, canoeing, concerts, cultural happenings, festivals, hiking, horseback riding, meeting facilities, nature sturdy, picnic shelters, swimming, nature programs, and more.
The average one-way commute in Hillsborough County Florida takes approximately 28 minutes. 80% of commuters drive their own car alone, 9% carpool with others, 2% take mass transit and 5% work from home.
Major Highways in Hillsborough County include: Interstate 4, Interstate 75, Interstate 275, U.S. Route 41, U.S. Route 92, U.S. Route 301, State Route 618, State Route 618, State Road 60, State Road 589, State Road 580
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