Income/capita 6%
Household income 17%
Unemployment 32%
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Income per capita$31,605$27,598$29,829
Median household income$45,874$48,900$55,322
Median income owner occupied$66,453$59,209$70,586
Median income renter occupied$32,676$34,622$35,192
Median earnings male$35,690$31,444$36,919
Median earnings female$27,031$25,332$26,250
Unemployment rate6.2%4.9%4.7%
Poverty level21.2%16.1%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Tampa is 6% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Tampa is 17% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Tampa is 32% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Tampa is 40% higher than the national average

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      Tampa median earnings by income bracket

      Tampa employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry10.1%1.1%
      Manufacturing sector6.1%0.5%
      Financial & insurance services6.3%9.0%
      Wholesale & retail services14.6%13.1%
      Public administration4.3%3.6%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.1%1.9%
      Education, health & social services13.0%33.8%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Keystone, FL23,850$110,57199.9%
      Westchase, FL22,999$92,04366.4%
      Bloomingdale, FL22,638$85,11153.8%
      Pebble Creek, FL8,146$81,49447.3%
      East Lake, FL32,046$78,51341.9%
      Tampa, FL361,477$45,87417.1%

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Markham, ON359,111n/a 
      Bakersfield, CA367,555$58,6696.1%
      Aurora, CO351,131$55,3030.0%
      Honolulu, HI349,597$63,36114.5%
      Anaheim, CA346,776$61,82611.8%
      Tampa, FL361,477$45,87417.1%
      Source: The Tampa, FL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).