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 the conduction of surveys, to the analysis of trends.

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

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 vs. Population Projections – What’s the difference?

Each year the Planning Commission prepares population and housing unit estimates for Unincorporated Hillsborough County and the cities of Plant City, Tampa, and Temple Terrace.

These estimates are prepared at the Census Tract level and then aggregated into the correct jurisdiction.  Analysis at the Census Tract level allows other agencies and the general public to identify geographic areas which are either adding or losing housing units and, concomitantly, adding or losing people.

Population Estimates (2019): Population_Estimates_2019

Revised Population Estimates Methodology

Absolute Change in Population by Census Tract : 2010 – 2016

Long Range Growth Forecast Socioeconomic Data : 2045

Demographic & Tract Maps