Tampa

Tampa
Tampa

Tampa Facts


  • Location: West coast of Florida
  • County:  Hillsborough (Tampa is the County Seat)
  • Became US Territory:  1821
  • Incorporated as a city:  1855 initially and reincorporated in 1887.
  • Population:  334,550 (year 2006 - ranks 3rd in state)
  • Florida cities larger in population: Jacksonville and Miami
  • Land area:  116 square miles
  • Elevation: 48 feet average with ranges from sea level to 179 feet
  • Time zone:  Eastern (GMT/UTC-5)
  • Climate:  Humid subtropical
  • Average annual rainfall:  45 inches
  • Rainy season:  June through September
  • Average high summer temperature:  90°F  /  32°C
  • Average high winter temperature:  70°F  /  21°C
  • Average low winter temperature:  50°F  /  10°C
  • Airport:  Tampa International
  • Seaport:  Port of Tampa, seventh largest in US
  • Public Transportation:  HARTline buses, trolleys and streetcars and Teco Line Streetcar system
  • Main interstates:  I-75, I-275 connecting to I-4
  • Colleges/Universities:  University of South Florida,  University of Tampa, Hillsborough Community College
  • High tourist season: January through April
  • Average days of (some) sunshine per year:  361
  • Income tax:  none
  • Sales tax:  7%   (6% Florida state plus 1% Hillsborough county)
  • Form of government:  Mayor-Council