Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL



The Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater metropolitan statistical area is located on the eastern side of Tampa Bay to the west of Central Florida. It is made up of Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, and Hernando counties.

The population of Tampa has been steadily increasing over the past fifteen years, and is projected to continue this trend. Each of the three main cities in the area, Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Clearwater, have seen significant growth over the past fifteen years as well.

Recently the greater Tampa area has seen an influx of immigrants. The Latino population has been consistently growing over recent years and a large influx of Cuban immigrants have been flooding into the area. Tampa Bay has also recently received a large amount of Asian immigrants from East and Southeast Asia creating a diverse foreign-born population.

Total Population: 2,975,225

(An increase of 6.9 % in the past 5 years.)

Census Data

  • Foreign Born - 341,221
  • Language Spoken at Home - 483,030

Quick Facts

  • The greater Tampa area is the second largest metropolitan area in the state of Florida.

  • MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa is one of the most important government buildings in the country. It hosts the United States Central Command, which oversees all U.S. military action that takes place in the Middle East.

  • The Port of Tampa is the largest port in all of Florida, and is consistently one of the top ten ports in trade activity in the United States.

  • Out of the top 50 most populated metropolitan areas in the United States, Tampa is the 50th in the percentage of the population that attends a religious service of any kind.

  • Between the years 2000 and 2010 in the greater Tampa area, the population of Latinos has risen by 50%, and the population of Asians has risen by over 40%.

  • Tampa has hosted an annual Asia Fest for the past 31 years.


Profile

In the past the immigrant population in the greater Tampa area consisted primarily of people from European countries. Although there is still a European presence in Tampa, the Latino population constitutes the majority of immigrants that reside there currently. The population from Latin-Caribbean countries such as Cuba, Haiti, and Jamaica have significantly increased in recent years. The greater Tampa area has one of the largest Latino populations in the State of Florida, as well as one of the largest percentages of Latino refugees in the country.

The Tampa Bay area has also seen an increase of Asian immigrants over the past ten years, an overall increase of over 40 percent. Many of these immigrants are coming from southern and southeastern Asian countries, and are moving into the suburbs of the city. The Asian population is currently the second largest ethnic group, but if the immigration trends continue, over the next 20 years they could even rival the Latino population in total number of immigrants.


People Group Highlights

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StatusPG Name Country Of Birth IMB Affinity Group Affinity Bloc Primary Religion Baseline Population Total
Mixtec, MixtepecMexicoAmerican PeoplesLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity - Roman Catholic10
Mixtec, Central Tlaxiaco MexicoAmerican PeoplesLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity - Roman Catholic50
Jew, IsraeliIsraelNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesJewsEthnic Religions - Judaism683
Arab, LebaneseLebanonNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesArab WorldIslam867
BahamianBahamasAmerican PeoplesNorth American PeoplesChristianity900
Cambodian, KhmerCambodiaSoutheast Asian PeoplesSoutheast Asian PeoplesBuddhism904
TurkTurkeyCentral Asia PeoplesTurkic PeoplesIslam - Sunni988
NigerianNigeriaSub-Saharan African PeoplesSub-Saharan AfricanChristianity - Protestant1,157
PortuguesePortugalEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Roman Catholic1,236
Arab, MoroccanMoroccoNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesArab WorldIslam - Sunni1,270
Irish, GaelicIrelandEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Roman Catholic1,443
PersianIranCentral Asia PeoplesPersian-MedianIslam1,542
Scottish, GaelicScotlandEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity1,567
AfrikanerSouth AfricaSub-Saharan African PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Protestant1,604
JapaneseJapanEast Asian PeoplesEast Asian PeoplesEthnic Religions - Shintoism1,699
BulgarBulgariaEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Orthodox1,699
Costa RicanCosta RicaAmerican PeoplesLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity - Roman Catholic1,728
ArgentineArgentinaAmerican PeoplesLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity - Roman Catholic1,795
UkrainianUkraineEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity1,844
LaoLaosSoutheast Asian PeoplesSoutheast Asian PeoplesBuddhism1,958
Arab, EgyptianEgyptNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesArab WorldIslam2,012
ThaiThailandSoutheast Asian PeoplesSoutheast Asian PeoplesBuddhism - Theravada2,026
UrduPakistanSouth Asian PeoplesSouth Asian PeoplesIslam2,026
NicaraguanNicaraguaAmerican PeoplesLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity - Roman Catholic2,036
HungarianHungaryEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Roman Catholic2,040


Ethnic Links

Asia Fest- A website that details events dates and gives information on Tampa's annual Asian Fest.

Tampa Bay Area- A good place to start on getting information about the greater Tampa area.