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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Tampa is a city in Florida with a population of 368,087. Tampa is in Hillsborough County and is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in Tampa offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Tampa there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Tampa and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Tampa are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$190,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,031
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    52%
  • Own
    48%
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Tampa Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    317.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    10.1
    6.1
  • Rape
    31.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    105.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    321.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,274.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    147.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Tampa

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$48,245
National
$55,322
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Tampa Reviews

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I love the city feel but it's also not overwhelming like New York or Chicago. It has all the perks without the cons, basically ideal! There are endless food options and lots of hole-in-the-wall places that are affordable and delicious! Tampa is also a very diverse area with people converging from all areas of the globe. I haven't been here for much time but I'm already considering making this place my permanent home after graduation!
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First off, Tampa has a lot of close area things to do. When I was living there, they pretty much had everything side by side and especially when it came to hospital issues it was easy to reach out. Another thing is the beaches and the safety of the city. There are certain areas where it can be dangerous, but overall it is one of the safest cities in the US. As a resident, I don’t think anything really needs to be changed. I would really recommend people to live in Tampa; it is a big city with a lot of things to do with your family. Thank you!
I absolutely love how close all of the different nature option are. From the salty ocean to the crystal clear natural springs; Florida’s nature is second to none. I do however dislike the traffic intensity and communication gaps. Speaking Spanish would be an extremely useful tool. Back to the positive, there is a lot of diversity and opportunity in Tampa. I would recommend!