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Hillsborough County, Florida
Hillsborough County charges a discretionary sales tax of 1% on top of Florida's 6%. It is only collected on the first $5000 of any large purchase.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 998,948 people, 391,357 households, and 255,164 families residing in the county. The population density is 367/km² (951/mi²). There are 425,962 housing units at an average density of 156/km² (405/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 75.17% White, 14.96% Black or African American, 0.39% Native American, 2.20% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 4.66% from other races, and 2.56% from two or more races. 17.99% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 391,357 households out of which 31.40% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.70% are married couples living together, 13.20% have a female householder with no husband present, and 34.80% are non-families. 26.90% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.10% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.51 and the average family size is 3.07.
In the county the population is spread out with 25.30% under the age of 18, 9.30% from 18 to 24, 31.70% from 25 to 44, 21.70% from 45 to 64, and 12.00% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 95.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 92.70 males.
The median income for a household in the county is $40,663, and the median income for a family is $48,223. Males have a median income of $34,111 versus $26,962 for females. The per capita income for the county is $21,812. 12.50% of the population and 9.10% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 17.20% of those under the age of 18 and 10.00% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
Cities and communities
- Apollo Beach
- Citrus Park
- East Lake-Orient Park
- Egypt Lake-Leto
- Fish Hawk
- Greater Carrollwood
- Greater Northdale
- Greater Sun Center
- Gulf City
- Lake Magdalene
- New Tampa, Florida
- Palm River-Clair Mel
- Pebble Creek
- Progress Village
- Town 'n' Country
- Hillsborough County Government / Board of County Commissioners
- Hillsborough County Property Appraiser
- Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office
- Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections
- Hillsborough County Tax Collector
- Clerk of the Circuit Court, Hillsborough County
- Public Defender for the 13th Judicial Circuit
- Office of the State Attorney, 13th Judicial Circuit
- Circuit and County Court for the 13th Judicial Circuit of Florida
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