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Tampa is a city in Hillsborough County.
It is the county seat.
There are several translations of this name, including "near," and "split wood."
The latitude of Tampa is 27.947N. The longitude is -82.458W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 3 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 317,647.
Settlement of the area began after the establishment in 1832 of Fort Brooke, a central post during the Second Seminole War.
The state's first citrus nursery opened here in 1880. Vicente Martinez Ybor and Ignacio Haya started the region's first cigar factory six years later.
Henry B. Plant built a railroad here in 1883, and a luxury hotel eight years later.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Tampa demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Hillsborough County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Tampa-St. Petersburg area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 33609 ZIP code.
9% of Tampa residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Tampa ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Tampa was $21,953, compared with $21,587 nationally.
25% of Tampa residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Tampa include Hyde Park Historic Districts, West Tampa Historic District, Ybor City Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Tampa, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $486. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $885.
Libraries in Tampa include 78th Street Community Library, Charles J. Fendig Library, College Hill Branch Library, Egypt Lake Partnership Library, Jan K. Platt Regional Library, Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library, New Tampa Regional Library, North Tampa Branch Library, Port Tampa Branch Library, Science Library at Mosi/Museum of Science And ... View libraries
TV stations in Tampa include WEDU, WFLA, WFTS, WFTT, WTVT, WUSF.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WMNF., WUSF.
Hillsborough County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Tampa political report.
Tampa restaurants taking online reservations include Arigato-Tampa, Capital Grille - Tampa, Catch Twenty Three - Tampa, Mitchell's Fish Market - Tampa, Pelagia Trattoria, Ruth's Chris Steak House - Tampa, Seven 17 South, Shula's Steak House - Tampa, Timpano Chophouse and Martini Bar - Tampa, Zaeem Palace ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Tampa workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 167 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Tampa between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 5.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was higher than the national norm.
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