Demographic & Economic Data

The Planning Commission produces demographic and economic data in raw form for use within the agency’s various projection models.  This data is available in printed publications for use by the public. The Planning Commission provides economic data assistance, as requested, to communities and other organizations in Hillsborough County. This support ranges from the provision of data, to survey implementation, to trend analysis.

Additionally, as of the First Quarter of 2020, the Planning Commission has prepared a dashboard for users to access permit data, trends and individual records of building projects throughout the County. The dashboard is available at the following link:

Permit Data

The Planning Commission prepares reports detailing building permit activity throughout Hillsborough County. This data is released on a quarterly basis in a series of spreadsheets encompassing all data currently tracked by the Planning Commission. You will need to use the worksheet tabs at the bottom of each spreadsheet to navigate the report. To see a description of the Community Plan Areas please visit:

For additional information about the building permit program, contact Terry Eagan at 813-272-5940.

2010-2019: Analysis: Permits issued by Planning Area — Map Table

2020: Quarter 1Quarter 2Quarter 3 Quarter 4  Annual Permits

2019 : Quarter 1 Quarter 2 — Quarter 3 Quarter 4 Annual Permits

2018 : Quarter 1 — Quarter 2Quarter 3Quarter 4Annual Permits

2017 : Quarter 1 — Quarter 2 — Quarter 3Quarter 4Annual Permits

2016 : Quarter 1Quarter 2Quarter 3Quarter 4Annual Permits

2015 : Quarter 1Quarter 2Quarter 3Quarter 4Annual Permits

2014 : Quarter 1Quarter 2Quarter 3Quarter 4Annual Permits

2013 : Quarter 1Quarter 2Quarter 3Quarter 4Annual Permits

Concentrations of Poverty: 1970-2018

The Concentrations of Poverty: 1970-2018 provides an overview of poverty in Hillsborough County both with respect to how poverty thresholds are defined and where the impoverished live in the county.  The report incorporates nearly 50 years of Census data to trace spatial changes over time. The Concentrations of Poverty report is available as a download or as an interactive story-map. The report is available here.

The Concentrations of Poverty report is available as an interactive story-map.

Population Estimates and Projections

Each year the Planning Commission prepares population estimates for Unincorporated Hillsborough County and the cities of Plant City, Tampa, and Temple Terrace. These estimates are prepared at the parcel level and then aggregated into the correct jurisdiction. The most recent estimates as of 2020 include estimates by Census Tract, Planning Area, Tampa Planning District and other geographies.

Population Estimates for 2020 : 2020

Population Estimates StoryMap with data for the year 2020 and 2045

Long Range Growth Forecast Socioeconomic Data : 2045

Demographic & Tract Maps