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