Growth trends in Hillsborough County

November 2017 – The Planning Commission recently completed population estimates for the years 2016 and 2017. Some interesting trends can be seen in where growth is occurring across Hillsborough County. While the massive amount of construction prior to the great recession will likely not be seen again, population growth and housing permits are about to match the level they were in the early 2000s. Once again, the county is adding roughly one City of Temple Terrace (population-wise) every year, approximately 24,000 people.

The City of Tampa continues to see growth. Their permit types include a significant amount of multi-family housing, as well as tear-downs and replacements of single-family homes. Temple Terrace remains relatively stable with no significant change. The City of Plant City is continuing to add single-family homes at a steady rate. Plant City is unusual in that the number of persons-per-household (PPH) remains the highest in the county by Census Tract.

Unincorporated Hillsborough County continues to see growth in single-family detached homes and single-family attached townhomes. There are also a few apartment units being issued certificates of occupancy. With little vacant land in the northwest portion of the County,  high growth areas are concentrated in the south and south-central areas.

This map shows the areas of highest population growth from 2010-2017, based on annual population change in those census tracts.

For more information on the demographics and growth trends in Hillsborough County, contact Terry Eagan, 813/273-3774 x349.


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