Tampa, FL Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 135,728 housing units in Tampa. This represents a 4.7% growth from 129,681 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 135,299 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and 429 were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in Tampa is about 55.1%. Tampa's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 8.1%. Average household size is 2.36 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in Tampa were built after 1966.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type4.80%
One Bedroom20.50%
Two Bedrooms32.80%
Three Bedrooms32.40%
Four Bedrooms8%
Five Bedrooms or more1.50%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.52
Median year structure was built1960
Median Value of occupied units$81,500
Median Price asked for vacant units$66,000

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.17
Median year structure was built1973
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$538

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0.20%
Second Mortgage9.20%
Home Equity Loan6.20%
Simple Mortgage55.10%
Debt Free29.20%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs19.3%