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Where is Tampa, FL?

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Tampa is a city found in Florida, The United States Of America. It is located 27.95 latitude and -82.46 longitude and it is situated at elevation 41 meters above sea level.

Tampa has a population of 335,709 making it the 3rd biggest city in Florida. It operates on the EDT time zone, which means that it follows the same time zone as Jacksonville.

Quick facts

Country The United States Of America
State Florida
Population 335,709
Elevation 41 m over sea level
Time Zone EDT
Longitude -82.458430
Latitude 27.947520

Tampa description 

Located in west-central Florida and founded in 1824, the clean and modern city of Tampa offers activities and attractions for every interest and age.

Known for its cultural diversity, this southern city boasts a unique blend of Cuban, African American, Italian and Spanish neighborhoods.

Ybor City, known as Tampa's Latin Quarter, features its own unique blend of aromas, sights and sounds, including the smooth taste of Spanish Sangria, the smell of Cuban coffee and cigars and the Latin sounds of Rumba and Salsa late into the evening.



  • The name Tampa comes from the local Caloosa Indian word Tanpa, meaning "Stick of Fire."
  • Gasparilla Days - To visit Tampa in late January and not attend the annual gathering of pirates, beads, boats and parades, all witnessed by hundreds of thousands of revelers, is to have led a deprived and boring life.
  • The Tampa Bay area is home to three airports, eight hospitals and over 30 universities and colleges.
  • No city in Florida is more than 75 miles from either the Atlantic Ocean or the Gulf of Mexico

tampa attractions

  • Busch Gardens Tampa
    One of Florida's largest theme parks and home to the world famous Budweiser Clydesdale horses. The park features an African Continent theme including wildlife tours, thrill rides, adventure camps and shows of every description.
  • The Florida Aquarium
    Located in downtown Tampa, it's a wonderful example of Florida marine conservation. Over 20,000 examples of marine plants and animals are on display for visitors. Guests will observe dolphins, jellyfish, reef fish of all kinds, sharks and lots more.
  • Adventure Island Tampa
    It's an amazing water park, one great for a splashing, slipping, sliding and surfing day of fun.


Tampa has a population of around 355603, of which 173312 (48%) are male and 182291 (51%) are female. The average age of the inhabitants of Tampa is 36.45, meaning that the average person is below the national median age of 37. For every male, there are approximately 1.05 females, meaning that the population is relatively evenly distributed between males and female(s).

Of Tampa's 355603 residents, around 344322 (96.80%) identify as having a single race. The majority of the population is white, which consists of 64.50% of the population. Of the remaining population, 89861 are black/African Americans (25.30%), 1247 are native Americans (0.40%), 13341 are asians (3.80%), 263 are pacific islanders (0.10%), 10246 are other (2.90%).

The median income of households in Tampa is $44185.00, meaning that most of the households are above the poverty threshold for families of three. Of the total population, 10.80% of households reported an annual income of less than $10,000.

Tampa, FL Zipcodes

The city of Tampa has 24 zipcodes recognized by the United States Census Bureau: 33602, 33603, 33604, 33605, 33606, 33607, 33609, 33610, 33611, 33612, 33613, 33614, 33615, 33616, 33617, 33618, 33619, 33620, 33621, 33629, 33634, 33635, 33637, 33647.

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This page was last updated on October 2, 2015.