Tampa, FL Facts, Population, Income, Demographics, Economy

Population (total): Population in 2017: 385,430 (100% urban, 0% rural). >Population change since 2000: +27.0%

Population (male): 189,877

Median Age: 36.6 years

Median Rent: Median gross rent in 2017: $1,082.

Cost of Living: March 2019 cost of living index in Tampa: 95.8 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

The earliest instance of the name "Tampa", in the form "Tanpa", appears in the memoirs of Hernando de Escalante Fontaneda, who spent 17 years as a captive of the Calusa and traveled through much of peninsular Florida. He described Tanpa as an important Calusa town to the north of the Calusa domain, possibly under another chief. Archaeologist Jerald Milanich places the town of Tanpa at the mouth of Charlotte Harbor. The entrances to Tampa Bay and Charlotte Harbor are obscured by barrier islands, and their locations, and the names applied to them, were a source of confusion to explorers, surveyors and map-makers from the 16th century though the 18th century. Baha Tampa and Baha de Espritu Santo were each used, at one time or another, for the modern Tampa Bay and Charlotte Harbor. Tampa Bay was labeled Baha de Espritu Santo (Bay of the Holy Spirit) in the earliest Spanish maps of Florida, but became known as Baha Tampa (Tampa Bay) as early as 1695. "B. Tampa", corresponding to Tampa Bay, appeared on a British map of 1705, with "Carlos Bay" for Charlotte Harbor to the south, while a 1748 British map had "B. del Spirito Santo" for Tampa Bay, and, again, "Carlos Bay" to the south. A Spanish map of 1757 renamed Tampa Bay as "San Fernando". As late as 1774, Bernard Romans called Tampa Bay "Bay of Espiritu Santo", with "Tampa Bay" restricted to the Northwest arm (what is now Old Tampa Bay), and the northeast arm named "Hillsborough Bay". The name may have come from the Calusa language, or possibly, the Timucua language. Some scholars have compared "Tampa" to "itimpi", which means "close to or nearby" in the Creek language, but its meaning is not known.

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Important Links

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National Drug Free Workplace Alliance (https://www.ndwa.org/)

Substance Abuse Program Administrators Association (https://www.sapaa.com/)

Substance Abuse Mental Health Safety Administration (https://www.samhsa.gov/)

US Drug Enforcement Administration (https://www.dea.gov/)

Office of Drug alcohol Policy Control (https://www.transportation.gov/odapc)

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Accredited Drug Testing Inc provides Hair Follicle drug testing Tampa, FL for individuals and employers needing a drug test utilizing the hair follicle analysis process. To schedule a hair follicle drug test in Tampa, FL, Call (800) 221-4291. Most testing centers are within minutes of your home or office.

Hair follicle drug testing Tampa, FL is available for 5, 10, and 12 panel drug screenings.

To schedule a Hair Follicle Drug Test at one of our testing centers in the Grady county area, Call (800) 221-4291, Same Day Service Available. Testing centers do not require an appointment, but you must call and register for the test.

Hair follicle drug testing is becoming a more popular method by employers and individuals in need of a drug test due to the detection time frame being longer than a standard urine test.

Local Hair follicle drug testing Tampa, FL centers are available to assist our clients throughout the entire process and all of our hair follicle drug testing Tampa, FL facilities have certified drug testing technicians available to conduct a hair follicle drug test collection.

Hair Follicle Drug Test

In recent years the method to conduct drug testing has more frequently included a hair follicle drug test. Many employers, courts and Substance Abuse Professional are requiring a hair follicle drug test instead of a standard urine test. Hair follicle drug tests are used by employers who have zero tolerance drug use policies, courts and individuals on probation. The primary benefit of a hair follicle drug test include a much longer detection period for drug use which typically is up to 90 days. However, when screening drug use within the last 5 days the urine test continues to be the most accurate test.

Hair Follicle Drug Test Process

The procedure used to perform a hair follicle test is simple, the drug testing specialist will cut approximately 120 strands of hair (not really a lot) utilize a chain of custody procedure and send the hair to a certified laboratory for analysis. Drug testing centers require at least 1.5 inches of hair to perform this test and the hair generally needs to come from the head, however if the donor does not have head hair certain testing centers can use hair from chest, leg or arm pit.

If a donor has no hair on their body, than a hair test cannot be performed!

Hair Follicle Drug Test Results

Once the hair follicles have been analyzed by a certified laboratory they will then be reviewed and then verified by a Medical Review Officer (licensed Physician) who will than release the results. Generally a negative hair follicle drug test result is available in 2-3 days. A non-negative hair follicle drug test is available in approximately 5 days.

Urine cut-off levels are expressed in nanograms per milliliter (ng/mL) or as a weight of drug per unit volume of urine. Hair cut-off levels are expressed in picograms per milligram (pg/mg) or as a weight of drug per unit weight of hair

5 Panel Hair Follicle Drug Test

The 5 panel hair follicle drug test screens for the following

  • Amphetamine
  • Cocaine
  • Marijuana
  • Opiates
  • Phencyclidine

5 Panel w/ Expanded Opiates Hair Follicle Drug Test

The 5 panel w/ expanded Opiates hair drug test screens for the standard 5 drugs but will also screen for Opiate class drugs such as pain killers, which may indicate abuse of prescription drugs

  • Amphetamine
  • Cocaine
  • Codeine
  • Marijuana
  • Morphine
  • Phencyclidine
  • Hydrocodone
  • Hydromorphone
  • Oxycodone
  • Oxymorphone
  • 6 AM- Heroine

10 Panel Hair Follicle Drug Test

The 10 panel hair follicle drug test screens for the following

  • Amphetamines
  • Barbiturates
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Cocaine
  • Marijuana
  • Methadone
  • Methamphetamine
  • Opiates
  • Phencyclidine
  • Propoxyphene

12 Panel Hair Follicle Drug Test

The 12 panel hair follicle drug test screens for the following

  • Amphetamines
  • Barbiturates
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Cocaine
  • Marijuana
  • Meperidine
  • Methadone
  • Opiates
  • Oxycodone
  • Phencyclidine
  • Propoxyphene
  • Tramadol

To schedule a Hair follicle Drug Testing Tampa, FL Call (800)221-4291.

Accredited Drug Testing Inc. is pleased to provide hair follicle drug testing, alcohol testing, occupational health and DNA testing services in Tampa, FL.


301 W PLATT ST STE 152 0.5 miles

301 W PLATT ST STE 152
TAMPA, FL 33606
Categories: TAMPA FL

1200 E 6TH AVE 1.1 miles

1200 E 6TH AVE
TAMPA, FL 33605
Categories: TAMPA FL

2919 W SWANN AVE Ste 402 2.0 miles

2919 W SWANN AVE Ste 402
TAMPA, FL 33609
Categories: TAMPA FL

3860 W COLUMBUS DR W BOY SCOUT BLVD 2.3 miles

3860 W COLUMBUS DR W BOY SCOUT BLVD
TAMPA, FL 33607
Categories: TAMPA FL

3305 W KENNEDY BLVD 2.4 miles

3305 W KENNEDY BLVD
TAMPA, FL 33609
Categories: TAMPA FL

829 W MARTIN LUTHER KING JR BLVD STE 115 2.6 miles

829 W MARTIN LUTHER KING JR BLVD STE 115
TAMPA, FL 33607
Categories: TAMPA FL

4602 N NEBRASKA AVE 2.8 miles

4602 N NEBRASKA AVE
TAMPA, FL 33603
Categories: TAMPA FL

2810 W DR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR BLVD 3.0 miles

2810 W DR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR BLVD
TAMPA, FL 33607
Categories: TAMPA FL

2727 W DR MLK BLVD STE 200 3.0 miles

2727 W DR MLK BLVD STE 200
TAMPA, FL 33607
Categories: TAMPA FL

3005 W DR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR BLVD 3.1 miles

3005 W DR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR BLVD
TAMPA, FL 33607
Categories: TAMPA FL

4728 N HABANA AVE ste 102 3.3 miles

4728 N HABANA AVE ste 102
TAMPA, FL 33614
Categories: TAMPA FL

4305 E 21ST AVE 3.4 miles

4305 E 21ST AVE
TEMPE, FL 33605
Categories: TEMPE FL

4305 E 21ST AVE 3.4 miles

4305 E 21ST AVE
TAMPA, FL 33605
Categories: TAMPA FL

1750 N 50TH ST 3.6 miles

1750 N 50TH ST
TAMPA, FL 33619
Categories: TAMPA FL

5610 W LA SALLE ST 5.0 miles

5610 W LA SALLE ST
TAMPA, FL 33607
Categories: TAMPA FL

7001 N DALE MABRY HWY STE 10 5.3 miles

7001 N DALE MABRY HWY STE 10
TAMPA, FL 33614
Categories: TAMPA FL

7108 CAUSEWAY BLVD 5.3 miles

7108 CAUSEWAY BLVD
TAMPA, FL 33619
Categories: TAMPA FL

5011 W HILLSBOROUGH AVE STE E 5.4 miles

5011 W HILLSBOROUGH AVE STE E
TAMPA, FL 33634
Categories: TAMPA FL

5406 HOOVER BLVD STE 21 5.7 miles

5406 HOOVER BLVD STE 21
TAMPA, FL 33634
Categories: TAMPA FL

5635 HOOVER BLVD 5.9 miles

5635 HOOVER BLVD
TAMPA, FL 33634
Categories: TAMPA FL

1010 E BUSCH BLVD STE 103 5.9 miles

1010 E BUSCH BLVD STE 103
TAMPA, FL 33612
Categories: TAMPA FL

3012 N US HIGHWAY 301 6.2 miles

3012 N US HIGHWAY 301
TAMPA, FL 33619
Categories: TAMPA FL

9210 FLORIDA PALM DR 6.4 miles

9210 FLORIDA PALM DR
TAMPA, FL 33619
Categories: TAMPA FL

4899 W WATERS AVE STE C 6.8 miles

4899 W WATERS AVE STE C
TAMPA, FL 33634
Categories: TAMPA FL

3110 CHERRY PALM DR 7.1 miles

3110 CHERRY PALM DR
TAMPA, FL 33619
Categories: TAMPA FL

7926 W HILLSBOROUGH AVE 7.6 miles

7926 W HILLSBOROUGH AVE
TAMPA, FL 33615
Categories: TAMPA FL

10320 N 56TH ST STE 110 7.7 miles

10320 N 56TH ST STE 110
TEMPLE TERRACE, FL 33617
Categories: TEMPLE TERRACE FL

11315 N 30TH ST 7.8 miles

11315 N 30TH ST
TAMPA, FL 33612
Categories: TAMPA FL

8401 J R MANOR DR STE 200 8.0 miles

8401 J R MANOR DR STE 200
TAMPA, FL 33634
Categories: TAMPA FL

5927 WEBB RD 8.0 miles

5927 WEBB RD
TAMPA, FL 33615
Categories: TAMPA FL

3100 E FLETCHER AVE 8.7 miles

3100 E FLETCHER AVE
TAMPA, FL 33613
Categories: TAMPA FL

13610 BRUCE B DOWNS BLVD 8.8 miles

13610 BRUCE B DOWNS BLVD
TAMPA, FL 33613
Categories: TAMPA FL

13856 N DALE MABRY HWY 9.1 miles

13856 N DALE MABRY HWY
TAMPA, FL 33618
Categories: TAMPA FL

3450 Bushwood Park Dive Ste 100 9.1 miles

3450 Bushwood Park Dive Ste 100
TAMPA, FL 33618
Categories: TAMPA FL

14438 UNIVERSITY COVE PL 9.2 miles

14438 UNIVERSITY COVE PL
TAMPA, FL 33613
Categories: TAMPA FL

1411 OAKFIELD DR 9.4 miles

1411 OAKFIELD DR
BRANDON, FL 33511
Categories: BRANDON FL

6182 GUNN HWY 9.8 miles

6182 GUNN HWY
TAMPA, FL 33625
Categories: TAMPA FL

934 Oakfield Drive 9.9 miles

934 Oakfield Drive
Brandon, FL 33511
Categories: Brandon FL

11752 E DR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR BLVD 9.9 miles

11752 E DR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR BLVD
SEFFNER, FL 33584
Categories: SEFFNER FL

15511 N Florida Avenue, Suites 602 10.1 miles

15511 N Florida Avenue, Suites 602
Tampa, FL 33613
Categories: Tampa FL

613 MEDICAL CARE DR 10.2 miles

613 MEDICAL CARE DR
BRANDON, FL 33511
Categories: BRANDON FL

15423 N DALE MABRY HWY STE 101 10.3 miles

15423 N DALE MABRY HWY STE 101
TAMPA, FL 33618
Categories: TAMPA FL

230 S MOON AVE 10.4 miles

230 S MOON AVE
BRANDON, FL 33511
Categories: BRANDON FL

220 W BRANDON BLVD STE 209 10.4 miles

220 W BRANDON BLVD STE 209
BRANDON, FL 33511
Categories: BRANDON FL

11611 Sheldon Rd, 10.5 miles

11611 Sheldon Rd,
Tampa, FL 33626
Categories: Tampa FL

801 W DR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR BLVD 10.6 miles

801 W DR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR BLVD
SEFFNER, FL 33584
Categories: SEFFNER FL

3837 NORTHDALE BLVD STE 140 10.6 miles

3837 NORTHDALE BLVD STE 140
Tampa, FL 33624
Categories: Tampa FL

206 E BRANDON BLVD 10.6 miles

206 E BRANDON BLVD
BRANDON, FL 33511
Categories: BRANDON FL

205 E BRANDON BLVD STE B 10.6 miles

205 E BRANDON BLVD STE B
BRANDON, FL 33511
Categories: BRANDON FL

427 S PARSONS AVE STE 120 10.7 miles

427 S PARSONS AVE STE 120
BRANDON, FL 33511
Categories: BRANDON FL

11916 SHELDON RD STE C 10.8 miles

11916 SHELDON RD STE C
TAMPA, FL 33626
Categories: TAMPA FL

519 E BLOOMINGDALE AVE STE A 11.7 miles

519 E BLOOMINGDALE AVE STE A
BRANDON, FL 33511
Categories: BRANDON FL

1550 BLOOMINGDALE AVE 12.8 miles

1550 BLOOMINGDALE AVE
VALRICO, FL 33596
Categories: VALRICO FL

5129 STATE ROAD 674 STE A 13.0 miles

5129 STATE ROAD 674 STE A
WIMAUMA, FL 33598
Categories: WIMAUMA FL

6015 REX HALL LN 13.2 miles

6015 REX HALL LN
APOLLO BEACH, FL 33572
Categories: APOLLO BEACH FL

900 CARILLON PKWY STE 406 13.3 miles

900 CARILLON PKWY STE 406
SAINT PETERSBURG, FL 33716
Categories: SAINT PETERSBURG FL

900 CARILLON PKWY STE 106 13.3 miles

900 CARILLON PKWY STE 106
SAINT PETERSBURG, FL 33716
Categories: SAINT PETERSBURG FL

560 CARILLON PKWY 13.4 miles

560 CARILLON PKWY
ST PETERSBURG, FL 33716
Categories: ST PETERSBURG FL

7000 4TH ST N 13.4 miles

7000 4TH ST N
SAINT PETERSBURG, FL 33702
Categories: SAINT PETERSBURG FL

18101 HIGHWOODS PRESERVE PKWY 13.8 miles

18101 HIGHWOODS PRESERVE PKWY
TAMPA, FL 33647
Categories: TAMPA FL

701 ENTERPRISE RD E STE 701 14.5 miles

701 ENTERPRISE RD E STE 701
SAFETY HARBOR, FL 34695
Categories: SAFETY HARBOR FL

1500 N MCMULLEN BOOTH RD STE A1-A2 15.5 miles

1500 N MCMULLEN BOOTH RD STE A1-A2
CLEARWATER, FL 33759
Categories: CLEARWATER FL

1530 4TH ST N 15.6 miles

1530 4TH ST N
ST PETERSBURG, FL 33704
Categories: ST PETERSBURG FL

120 2nd St S 16.3 miles

120 2nd St S
St Petersburg, FL 33701
Categories: St Petersburg FL

22945 STATE ROAD 54 16.6 miles

22945 STATE ROAD 54
LUTZ, FL 33549
Categories: LUTZ FL

3745 33RD ST N STE A 16.6 miles

3745 33RD ST N STE A
ST PETERSBURG, FL 33713
Categories: ST PETERSBURG FL

20677 BRUCE B DOWNS BLVD 16.6 miles

20677 BRUCE B DOWNS BLVD
TAMPA, FL 33647
Categories: TAMPA FL

24420 STATE ROAD 54 16.7 miles

24420 STATE ROAD 54
LUTZ, FL 33559
Categories: LUTZ FL

3814 State Road 674, 16.9 miles

3814 State Road 674,
Ruskin, FL 33573
Categories: Ruskin FL

3135 STATE ROAD 580 STE 12 16.9 miles

3135 STATE ROAD 580 STE 12
SAFETY HARBOR, FL 34695
Categories: SAFETY HARBOR FL

13163 66TH ST 17.0 miles

13163 66TH ST
LARGO, FL 33773
Categories: LARGO FL

5783 49TH ST N 17.0 miles

5783 49TH ST N
ST PETERSBURG, FL 33709
Categories: ST PETERSBURG FL

3909 GALEN CT STE 101 17.1 miles

3909 GALEN CT STE 101
SUN CITY CENTER, FL 33573
Categories: SUN CITY CENTER FL

11370 66TH ST STE 125 17.3 miles

11370 66TH ST STE 125
LARGO, FL 33773
Categories: LARGO FL

1724 BRUCE B DOWNS BLVD STE Q2 17.5 miles

1724 BRUCE B DOWNS BLVD STE Q2
WESLEY CHAPEL, FL 33544
Categories: WESLEY CHAPEL FL

26827 Foggy Creek Rd, Bldg. 6 Suite 102 17.5 miles

26827 Foggy Creek Rd, Bldg. 6 Suite 102
Wesley Chapel, FL 33544
Categories: Wesley Chapel FL

1822 N BELCHER RD 101 & 102 17.6 miles

1822 N BELCHER RD 101 & 102
CLEARWATER, FL 33765
Categories: CLEARWATER FL

4105 49TH ST N STE B 17.6 miles

4105 49TH ST N STE B
SAINT PETERSBURG, FL 33709
Categories: SAINT PETERSBURG FL

26812 US HIGHWAY 19 N 17.6 miles

26812 US HIGHWAY 19 N
CLEARWATER, FL 33761
Categories: CLEARWATER FL

29245 US HWY 19 NORTH 18.1 miles

29245 US HWY 19 NORTH
CLEARWATER, FL 33761
Categories: CLEARWATER FL

6002 49TH ST N ANNEX BLDG 19.0 miles

6002 49TH ST N ANNEX BLDG
ST PETERSBURG, FL 33709
Categories: ST PETERSBURG FL

6500 38TH AVE N 19.2 miles

6500 38TH AVE N
SAINT PETERSBURG, FL 33710
Categories: SAINT PETERSBURG FL

2303 AIRPORT RD 19.2 miles

2303 AIRPORT RD
PLANT CITY, FL 33563
Categories: PLANT CITY FL

1400 E BAY DR 19.3 miles

1400 E BAY DR
LARGO, FL 33771
Categories: LARGO FL

3251 66TH ST N 19.3 miles

3251 66TH ST N
SAINT PETERSBURG, FL 33710
Categories: SAINT PETERSBURG FL

1521 DRUID RD E 19.4 miles

1521 DRUID RD E
CLEARWATER, FL 33756
Categories: CLEARWATER FL

607 S ALEXANDER ST STE 107 110 20.0 miles

607 S ALEXANDER ST STE 107 110
PLANT CITY, FL 33563
Categories: PLANT CITY FL

5653 PARK ST N STE 2 20.0 miles

5653 PARK ST N STE 2
SAINT PETERSBURG, FL 33709
Categories: SAINT PETERSBURG FL

802 W DR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR BLVD STE C 20.1 miles

802 W DR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR BLVD STE C
PLANT CITY, FL 33563
Categories: PLANT CITY FL

1219 Cleveland St, 20.1 miles

1219 Cleveland St,
Clearwater, FL 33755
Categories: Clearwater FL

301 N ALEXANDER ST 20.1 miles

301 N ALEXANDER ST
PLANT CITY, FL 33563
Categories: PLANT CITY FL

5504 GATEWAY BLVD 20.1 miles

5504 GATEWAY BLVD
WESLEY CHAPEL, FL 33544
Categories: WESLEY CHAPEL FL

413 N ALEXANDER ST 20.1 miles

413 N ALEXANDER ST
PLANT CITY, FL 33563
Categories: PLANT CITY FL

10500 ULMERTON RD STE 202 20.1 miles

10500 ULMERTON RD STE 202
LARGO, FL 33771
Categories: LARGO FL

1009 W BAKER ST 20.4 miles

1009 W BAKER ST
PLANT CITY, FL 33563
Categories: PLANT CITY FL

206 W ALEXANDER ST, STE 2 20.7 miles

206 W ALEXANDER ST, STE 2
PLANT CITY, FL 33563
Categories: PLANT CITY FL

11200 SEMINOLE BLVD STE 100 20.7 miles

11200 SEMINOLE BLVD STE 100
LARGO, FL 33778
Categories: LARGO FL

2323 CURLEW RD STES 2A & 2B 20.9 miles

2323 CURLEW RD STES 2A & 2B
DUNEDIN, FL 34698
Categories: DUNEDIN FL

6800 Gulfport Blvd S Ste 115, 21.3 miles

6800 Gulfport Blvd S Ste 115,
South Pasadena, FL 33707
Categories: South Pasadena FL

7601 SEMINOLE BLVD 21.4 miles

7601 SEMINOLE BLVD
SEMINOLE, FL 33772
Categories: SEMINOLE FL

11232 PARK BLVD, 21.8 miles

11232 PARK BLVD,
SEMINOLE, FL 33772
Categories: SEMINOLE FL

1609 PASADENA AVE S STE 2E 21.8 miles

1609 PASADENA AVE S STE 2E
SOUTH PASADENA, FL 33707
Categories: SOUTH PASADENA FL

27421 STATE ROAD 54 21.8 miles

27421 STATE ROAD 54
WESLEY CHAPEL, FL 33544
Categories: WESLEY CHAPEL FL

1550 PASADENA AVE S 21.9 miles

1550 PASADENA AVE S
SOUTH PASADENA, FL 33707
Categories: SOUTH PASADENA FL

8745 STATE ROAD 54 22.1 miles

8745 STATE ROAD 54
NEW PORT RICHEY, FL 34655
Categories: NEW PORT RICHEY FL

2981B W BAY DR 22.2 miles

2981B W BAY DR
BELLEAIR BLUFFS, FL 33770
Categories: BELLEAIR BLUFFS FL

638 E TARPON AVE 22.3 miles

638 E TARPON AVE
TARPON SPRINGS, FL 34689
Categories: TARPON SPRINGS FL

2025 INDIAN ROCKS RD S 22.4 miles

2025 INDIAN ROCKS RD S
LARGO, FL 33774
Categories: LARGO FL

INDIAN ROCKS RD 22.5 miles

INDIAN ROCKS RD
LARGO, FL 33774
Categories: LARGO FL

1081 S Pinellas Ave Suite E4 &, 22.8 miles

1081 S Pinellas Ave Suite E4 &,
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Categories: Tarpon Springs FL

10730 STATE ROAD 54 23.1 miles

10730 STATE ROAD 54
TRINITY, FL 34655
Categories: TRINITY FL

13799 PARK BLVD STE 258 23.8 miles

13799 PARK BLVD STE 258
SEMINOLE, FL 33776
Categories: SEMINOLE FL

2404 US HIGHWAY 19 24.2 miles

2404 US HIGHWAY 19
HOLIDAY, FL 34691
Categories: HOLIDAY FL

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Local Area Info: Tampa, Florida

Tampa is a major city in, and the county seat of, Hillsborough County, Florida, United States. It is on the west coast of Florida on Tampa Bay, near the Gulf of Mexico, and is the largest city in the Tampa Bay Area. The bay's port is the largest in the state, near downtown's Channel District. Bayshore Boulevard runs along the bay, and is east of the historic Hyde Park neighborhood.

Today, Tampa is part of the metropolitan area most commonly referred to as the "Tampa Bay Area". For U.S. Census purposes, Tampa is part of the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area. The four-county area is composed of roughly 3.1million residents, making it the second largest metropolitan statistical area (MSA) in the state, and the fourth largest in the Southeastern United States, behind Washington, D.C., Miami, and Atlanta. The Greater Tampa Bay area has over 4 million residents and generally includes the Tampa and Sarasota metro areas. The city had a population of 335,709 at the 2010 census, and an estimated population of 385,430 in 2017.

The Tampa Bay Partnership and U.S. Census data showed an average annual growth of 2.47 percent, or a gain of approximately 97,000 residents per year. Between 2000 and 2006, the Greater Tampa Bay Market experienced a combined growth rate of 14.8 percent, growing from 3.4million to 3.9million and hitting the 4 million population mark on April 1, 2007. A 2012 estimate shows the Tampa Bay area population to have 4,310,524 people and a 2017 projection of 4,536,854 people.

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Population (total): Population in 2017: 385,430 (100% urban, 0% rural). >Population change since 2000: +27.0%

Population (male): 189,877

Median Age: 36.6 years

Median Rent: Median gross rent in 2017: $1,082.

Cost of Living: March 2019 cost of living index in Tampa: 95.8 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

The earliest instance of the name "Tampa", in the form "Tanpa", appears in the memoirs of Hernando de Escalante Fontaneda, who spent 17 years as a captive of the Calusa and traveled through much of peninsular Florida. He described Tanpa as an important Calusa town to the north of the Calusa domain, possibly under another chief. Archaeologist Jerald Milanich places the town of Tanpa at the mouth of Charlotte Harbor. The entrances to Tampa Bay and Charlotte Harbor are obscured by barrier islands, and their locations, and the names applied to them, were a source of confusion to explorers, surveyors and map-makers from the 16th century though the 18th century. Baha Tampa and Baha de Espritu Santo were each used, at one time or another, for the modern Tampa Bay and Charlotte Harbor. Tampa Bay was labeled Baha de Espritu Santo (Bay of the Holy Spirit) in the earliest Spanish maps of Florida, but became known as Baha Tampa (Tampa Bay) as early as 1695. "B. Tampa", corresponding to Tampa Bay, appeared on a British map of 1705, with "Carlos Bay" for Charlotte Harbor to the south, while a 1748 British map had "B. del Spirito Santo" for Tampa Bay, and, again, "Carlos Bay" to the south. A Spanish map of 1757 renamed Tampa Bay as "San Fernando". As late as 1774, Bernard Romans called Tampa Bay "Bay of Espiritu Santo", with "Tampa Bay" restricted to the Northwest arm (what is now Old Tampa Bay), and the northeast arm named "Hillsborough Bay". The name may have come from the Calusa language, or possibly, the Timucua language. Some scholars have compared "Tampa" to "itimpi", which means "close to or nearby" in the Creek language, but its meaning is not known.