Hillsborough County is the largest county in the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater Metropolitan Statistical Area and the fourth most populous in Florida. Tampa is the largest city and serves as the county seat.
In 1883, Hillsborough 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.
Hillsborough County 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, and there is approximately 158.27 miles of shoreline on Tampa Bay.
Adjacent counties include: Pasco County (north); Polk County (east); Hardee County (southeast); Manatee County (south) and Pinellas County (west). Hillsborough County has three incorporated places, all of which are chartered as cities under Florida law including: Plant City, City of Tampa and Temple Terrace.
Most of the of the county, however, is unincorporated and many are Census-designated places (CDP) including the following areas: Apollo Beach, Balm, Bloomingdale, Brandon, Carrolwood, Cheval, Citrus Park, Dover, East Lake-Orient Park, Egypt Lake-Leto, FishHawk, Gibsonton, Keystone, Lake Magdelene, Lutz, Mango, Northdale, Palm River-Clair Mel, Pebble Creek, Progress Village, Riverview, Ruskin, Seffner, Sun City Center, Thonotosassa, Town n’ Country, University, Valrico, Westchase and Wimauma.
The following communities in Hillsborough County area that are not Census Designated Places include: Adamsville, Antioch, Boyette, Carrollwood Village, Del Rio, East Lake, East Tampa, Egypt Lake, Fort Lonesome, Gulf City, Hopewell, Keysville, Knights, Lake Fern, Leto, Lithia, New Tampa, Nowatney, Orient Park, Plam River, Rocky Creek, Seffner Hills, Sun City, Sweetwater Creek, Trapnell and Turkey Creek.
Hillsborough County, Florida Climate
Hillsborough County gets 50 inches of rain per year compared to the U.S. average of 37 inches. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 106. On average, there are 244 sunny days per year in Hillsborough County. July highs are around 91 degrees and January lows are around 50 degrees.
Air quality in Hillsborough County is 38 on a scale to 100 (higher is better). This is based on ozone alert days and number of pollutants in the air and water quality in Hillsborough County is 33 on a scale to 100 (higher is better), as reported by the EPA.
Hillsborough County, Florida Population
As of 2011, Hillsborough County’s population is 1,216,497 people. Since 2000, the county has experienced a population growth of 21.66%. The median age is 37.
45.05% of people in Hillsborough County are married and12.73% are divorced. The average household size is 2.49 people. 40.80% are married with children and 58.34% have children and are single.
Hillsborough County, Florida Economy
The unemployment rate in Hillsborough County 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.
Culture, Activities and Events in Hillsborough, County Florida
Things to do in and around Hillsborough County with a lot of great links – Visit Tampa Bay.com
Hillsborough County, Florida Schools
Hillsborough County Public Schools has the eighth largest school district in the nation consisting of 206 schools. The mission of Hillsborough County Public Schools is “To provide an education that enables each student to excel as a successful and responsible citizen.” Hillsborough County schools spend $4,251 per student. There are 21 students per teacher, 1,120 students per librarian, and 564 students per counselor.
Hillsborough County Florida Real Estate and Housing
If you’re in the market to buy real estate in Hillsborough County Florida or thinking about relocating to Hillsborough County Florida, you’ll find many residential options to choose from.
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The median home value in Hillsborough County, FL is $163,000 with home appreciation at -9.78% over the last year. 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 Hillsborough County are unoccupied.
Colleges/Universities in Hillsborough County, Florida
Comprehensive list of Tampa Bay area college, university and school websites and programs
Hospitals/Medical Centers in Hillsborough County, Florida
Comprehensive list of Hillsborough County hospitals/Medical Centers including location and address.
Hillsborough County, Florida Parks
The county offers an abundance of parks for outdoor family fun and recreation including: Al Lopez Park, Hillsborough State Park, Alafia State Park, Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, E.G. Simmons Park, Lithia Springs Park, Upper Tampa Bay Park, Lake Park, All Persons Rotary Park (Clayton Park), Lettuce Lake Park, John B. Sargeant Sr Boat Ramp, Eureka Springs Park and Edward Medard Park.
You can also check out Hillsborough County.org for more information about all parks in the county.
Hillsborough County, Florida Transportation and Commute
Major interstates and other highways include: Interstate 4, Interstate 75, Interstate 275, U.S. Route 41, U.S. Route 92, U.S. Route 301, State Route 618, State Road 60, State Road 589 and State Road 580.
HART serves Hillsborough County with affordable public transportation – convenient bus services, to In-Town Trolleys, vanpools, park-and-ride services and more.
Hillsborough County is served by Tampa International Airport. The average one-way commute in Hillsborough County takes 28 minutes. 80% of commuters drive their own car alone. 9% carpool with others. 2% take mass transit and 5% work from home.
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