Hillsborough County is located in west-central Florida. The County Seat is Tampa and the largest city is Tampa. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.hillsboroughcounty.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 1,316,298 and the 2010 census population was 1,229,224. The land area is 1,020.21 square miles and there are 1204.9 persons per square mile.
75.6% of the population is White, 17.4% is Black or African American, 26% is Hispanic or Latino, 3.9% is Asian, 0.5% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.5% is two or more races. 86.8% have a high school degree or higher, and 29.5% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $160,000, there are 471,340 households, an average of 2.63 persons per household. The per capita income is $27,149, the median household income is $49,596, and 16.8% of the persons in Hillsborough County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 114,841. Retail sales (in $1000) were $19,110,290, and sales per capita were $16,335. The percentage of black-owned firms is 8.6%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 28.6%.
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