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Hillsborough County Census Data

HOUSEHOLDS AND FAMILIES: From 2005-2007 there were 454,000 households in Hillsborough County. The average household size was 2.5 people.

Families made up 64 percent of the households in Hillsborough County. This figure includes both married-couple families (46 percent) and other families (18 percent). Nonfamily households made up 36 percent of all households in Hillsborough County. Most of the nonfamily households were people living alone, but some were composed of people living in households in which no one was related to the householder.

The Types of Households in Hillsborough County, Florida in 2005-2007
Married-couple families
46%
Other families
18%
People living alone
28%
Other nonfamily households
7%
Percent of households

NATIVITY AND LANGUAGE: Fifteen percent of the people living in Hillsborough County from 2005-2007 there were foreign born. Eighty-five percent was native, including 38 percent who were born in Florida.

Among people at least five years old living in Hillsborough County from 2005-2007, 24 percent spoke a language other than English at home. Of those speaking a language other than English at home, 78 percent spoke Spanish and 22 percent spoke some other language; 40 percent reported that they did not speak English "very well."

GEOGRAPHIC MOBILITY: From 2005-2007, 79 percent of the people at least one year old living in Hillsborough County were living in the same residence one year earlier; 13 percent had moved during the past year from another residence in the same county, 3 percent from another county in the same state, 4 percent from another state, and 1 percent from abroad.

Geographic Mobility of Residents of Hillsborough County, Florida in 2005-2007
Same residence
79%
Different residence, same county
13%
Different county, same state
3%
Different state
4%
Abroad
1%
Percent of people age 1 year and over

EDUCATION: From 2005-2007, 85 percent of people 25 years and over had at least graduated from high school and 28 percent had a bachelor's degree or higher. Fifteen percent were dropouts; they were not enrolled in school and had not graduated from high school.

The total school enrollment in Hillsborough County was 298,000 from 2005-2007. Nursery school and kindergarten enrollment was 35,000 and elementary or high school enrollment was 188,000 children. College or graduate school enrollment was 75,000.

The Educational Attainment of People in Hillsborough County, Florida in 2005-2007
Graduate or professional degree
9%
Bachelor's degree
19%
Associate's degree
10%
Some college, no degree
18%
High school diploma or equivalency
29%
Less than high school diploma
15%
Percent of people 25 years and over

DISABILITY: In Hillsborough County, among people at least five years old from 2005-2007, 15 percent reported a disability. The likelihood of having a disability varied by age - from 6 percent of people 5 to 15 years old, to 12 percent of people 16 to 64 years old, and to 42 percent of those 65 and older.

INDUSTRIES: From 2005-2007, for the employed population 16 years and older, the leading industries in Hillsborough County were Educational services, and health care, and social assistance, 18 percent, and Retail trade, 13 percent.

Employment by Industry in Hillsborough County, Florida in 2005-2007
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining
1%
Construction
9%
Manufacturing
6%
Wholesale trade
4%
Retail trade
13%
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities
5%
Information
3%
Finance and insurance, and real estate and rental and leasing
11%
Professional, scientific, and management, and administrative and waste management services
12%
Educational services, health care, and social assistance
18%
Arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation, and food services
9%
Other Services (except public administration)
4%
Public administration
4%
Percent of employed people 16 years and over

Among the most common occupations were: Management, professional, and related occupations, 35 percent; Sales and office occupations, 30 percent; Service occupations, 15 percent; Production, transportation, and material moving occupations, 10 percent; and Construction, extraction, maintenance and repair occupations, 9 percent. Eighty-three percent of the people employed were Private wage and salary workers; 12 percent was Federal, state, or local government workers; and 5 percent was Self-employed in own not incorporated business workers.

TRAVEL TO WORK: Eighty percent of Hillsborough County workers drove to work alone from 2005-2007, 10 percent carpooled, 2 percent took public transportation, and 4 percent used other means. The remaining 4 percent worked at home. Among those who commuted to work, it took them on average 26 minutes to get to work.

INCOME: The median income of households in Hillsborough County was $48,647. Eighty-three percent of the households received earnings and 16 percent received retirement income other than Social Security. Twenty-five percent of the households received Social Security. The average income from Social Security was $13,930. These income sources are not mutually exclusive; that is, some households received income from more than one source.

POVERTY AND PARTICIPATION IN GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS: From 2005-2007, 13 percent of people were in poverty. Seventeen percent of related children under 18 were below the poverty level, compared with 11 percent of people 65 years old and over. Ten percent of all families and 26 percent of families with a female householder and no husband present had incomes below the poverty level.

Poverty Rates in Hillsborough County, Florida in 2005-2007
People age 65 and over
11%
Related children under 18 years
17%
All families
10%
Female householder families
26%
Percent below poverty level

POPULATION OF Hillsborough County: From 2005-2007, Hillsborough County had a total population of 1.2 million - 587,000 (51 percent) females and 570,000 (49 percent) males. The median age was 36.2 years. Twenty-five percent of the population was under 18 years and 12 percent was 65 years and older.

The Age Distribution of People in Hillsborough County, Florida in 2005-2007
65 and over
12%
45 to 64
25%
25 to 44
29%
18 to 24
9%
Under 18
25%
Percent of population

For people reporting one race alone, 76 percent was White; 16 percent was Black or African American; less than 0.5 percent was American Indian and Alaska Native; 3 percent was Asian; less than 0.5 percent was Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, and 5 percent was Some other race. Two percent reported Two or more races. Twenty-two percent of the people in Hillsborough County was Hispanic. Fifty-eight percent of the people in Hillsborough County was White non-Hispanic. People of Hispanic origin may be of any race.

HOUSING CHARACTERISTICS: From 2005-2007, Hillsborough County had a total of 504,000 housing units, 10 percent of which were vacant. Of the total housing units, 63 percent was in single-unit structures, 28 percent was in multi-unit structures, and 9 percent was mobile homes. Thirty-five percent of the housing units were built since 1990.

The Types of Housing Units in Hillsborough County, Florida in 2005-2007
Single-unit structures
63%
In multi-unit structures
28%
Mobile homes
9%
Percent of housing units

OCCUPIED HOUSING UNIT CHARACTERISTICS: From 2005-2007, Hillsborough County had 454,000 occupied housing units - 296,000 (65 percent) owner occupied and 158,000 (35 percent) renter occupied. Ten percent of the households did not have telephone service and 7 percent of the households did not have access to a car, truck, or van for private use. Multi Vehicle households were not rare. Forty percent had two vehicles and another 14 percent had three or more.

HOUSING COSTS: The median monthly housing costs for mortgaged owners was $1,478, nonmortgaged owners $426, and renters $851. Forty percent of owners with mortgages, 15 percent of owners without mortgages, and 50 percent of renters in Hillsborough County spent 30 percent or more of household income on housing.

Occupants with a Housing Cost Burden in Hillsborough County, Florida in 2005-2007
Owners with mortgage
40%
Owners without mortgage
15%
Renters
50%
Percent paying 30 percent or more of income for housing

Social Characteristics

Estimate

Percent

U.S.

Margin of Error

Average household size

2.50

(X)

2.60

+/-0.01

Average family size

3.10

(X)

3.19

+/-0.03

Population 25 years and over

760,798

+/-271

High school graduate or higher

(X)

85.1

84.0%

(X)

Bachelor's degree or higher

(X)

28.1

27.0%

(X)

Civilian veterans (civilian population 18 years and over)

105,814

12.2

10.4%

+/-2,462

Disability status (population 5 years and over)

159,188

15.0

15.1%

+/-3,207

Foreign born

168,401

14.6

12.5%

+/-4,467

Male, Now married, except separated (population 15 years and over)

229,256

51.2

52.6%

+/-3,447

Female, Now married, except separated (population 15 years and over)

220,233

46.9

48.5%

+/-3,765

Speak a language other than English at home (population 5 years and over)

258,775

24.1

19.5%

+/-4,427

Household population

1,136,321

+/-1,090

Group quarters population

(X)

(X)

(X)

(X)

Economic Characteristics

Estimate

Percent

U.S.

Margin of Error

In labor force (population 16 years and over)

603,935

67.0

64.7%

+/-4,138

Mean travel time to work in minutes (workers 16 years and over)

26.0

(X)

25.1

+/-0.3

Median household income (in 2007 inflation-adjusted dollars)

48,647

(X)

50,007

+/-685

Median family income (in 2007 inflation-adjusted dollars)

58,700

(X)

60,374

+/-971

Per capita income (in 2007 inflation-adjusted dollars)

26,904

(X)

26,178

+/-337

Families below poverty level

(X)

9.6

9.8%

(X)

Individuals below poverty level

(X)

12.5

13.3%

(X)

Housing Characteristics

Estimate

Percent

U.S.

Margin of Error

Total housing units

504,129

+/-465

Occupied housing units

453,926

90.0

88.4%

+/-2,524

Owner-occupied housing units

295,840

65.2

67.3%

+/-2,474

Renter-occupied housing units

158,086

34.8

32.7%

+/-3,060

Vacant housing units

50,203

10.0

11.6%

+/-2,561

Owner-occupied homes

295,840

+/-2,474

Median value (dollars)

203,400

(X)

181,800

+/-2,547

Median of selected monthly owner costs

With a mortgage (dollars)

1,478

(X)

1,427

+/-15

Not mortgaged (dollars)

426

(X)

402

+/-7

Demographic Estimates

Estimate

Percent

U.S.

Margin of Error

Total population

1,157,007

*****

Male

570,298

49.3

49.2%

+/-144

Female

586,709

50.7

50.8%

+/-144

Median age (years)

36.2

(X)

36.4

+/-0.2

Under 5 years

82,734

7.2

6.9%

+/-116

18 years and over

868,872

75.1

75.3%

+/-192

65 years and over

133,488

11.5

12.5%

+/-7

One race

1,135,587

98.1

97.9%

+/-1,929

White

861,975

74.5

74.1%

+/-4,662

Black or African American

183,077

15.8

12.4%

+/-1,717

American Indian and Alaska Native

3,090

0.3

0.8%

+/-514

Asian

34,592

3.0

4.3%

+/-719

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

878

0.1

0.1%

+/-255

Some other race

51,975

4.5

6.2%

+/-4,051

Two or more races

21,420

1.9

2.1%

+/-1,929

Hispanic or Latino (of any race)

252,568

21.8

14.7%

*****



Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2005-2007 American Community Survey

Explanation of Symbols:
'***' - The median falls in the lowest interval or upper interval of an open-ended distribution. A statistical test is not appropriate.
'*****' - The estimate is controlled. A statistical test for sampling variability is not appropriate.
'N' - Data for this geographic area cannot be displayed because the number of sample cases is too small.
'(X)' - The value is not applicable or not available.
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