A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
  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
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$160,300
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$960
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    51%
  • Own
    49%

Tampa Rankings

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

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    416
    0
  • Murder
    9
    0
  • Rape
    21
    41
  • Robbery
    184
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    503
    1
  • Theft
    1,629
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    164
    0

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$44,185
National
$53,889
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%
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Tampa Reviews

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I have lived in the Tampa Bay Area my whole entire life and I can truly say that it is one of the friendliest, relaxed, enjoyable places to live within the United States (probably why everyone retires here!). In one direction any way you have access to the most beautiful beaches in the world, go inland and you can find fields of oranges and wildlife, go toward the coast and you can see some of the most beautiful sunrises/sunsets you will ever lay your eyes on. Drive an hour or two and you are on your way to the happiest place on earth and my favorite destination, Disney World. It is the perfect location in Florida to have access to anywhere in the state within a few short hours!
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Tampa has been such an amazing impact on my lifestyle. I traveled here for college after high school, and found a home within the big city! I come from a neighborhood where the mall is about 30 minutes away. The "big event" on the weekends was gathering at our local high school football games. Tampa, however, is so much more than "one big event." There are so may different kinds of people here, its truly eye-opening. Although the traffic can be a little annoying, Tampa is so vast that there are literally every kind of race, gender, culture, and adventures that you can think of. It was such a needed change in my life. One should never go throughout life having the viewpoint of only one kind of lifestyle. The search for adventure, mistakes, memories, and friends is key to finding happiness and learning for future decisions. I am very content in my decision to come to school in Tampa. I have grown so much as a person, because of it.
I like that it's an urban town, pretty lively, & plenty of things to do. It's generally pretty safe, I've never experienced being a victim of a crime. Lots of traffic, however, because it's an automobile-based town, not much or reliable public transit. Pretty diverse, too. I like that it's not too far of a drive to other coastal cities/beaches. The Bay Area is absolutely gorgeous, has distinct culture which you'll find all of places like Ybor & the older neighborhoods like Seminole Heights or South Tampa, has plenty of job opportunities, and is huge on supporting its sports teams!