Tampa Information

Tampa is a city that is located in the western region of Florida on the gulf of Mexico. It is home to over 335,000 people and was first established as a city in 1887. Tampa is the 55th largest city in the United States in terms of population. Tampa experienced its greatest population growth during the mid to late 20th century. In 2009, Tampa received the honor of being named the fifth best outdoor city in the Unites States. A 2004 article done by the Washington Square News stated that Tampa was one of the best cities for people who are in their 20s. The beautiful scenery and the numerous outdoor attractions make Tampa a great place to live and take a vacation.

Tampa has what is classified as a humid subtropical climate. This means that the summers are hot and humid, and the winters are mild and short. Thunderstorms are very common during the summer time. Because thunderstorms are so common in this area.

Tampa is sometimes referred to as the lighting capital of the United States. Even though Tampa has very hot summers, the temperature has never exceeded 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Ninety is the average high for the summer months. The highest recorded temperature is 99 degrees Fahrenheit. Snow is infrequent in Tampa. The last time that it snowed hard in Tampa was in the January of 1977. The only recorded blizzard occurred in the winter of 1899.

Tampa has a number of higher education institutions. The main campus of University of South Florida is also located in this city. The University of South Florida is known for having one of the highest enrollments in the United States. It was first established in 1956. Currently, there are over 46,000 students enrolled in this college. The University of Tampa and Eckord College are two other notable colleges in the area.

Nearly eighty percent of the residents who live in Tampa speak English as their primary language. Approximately eighteen percent of the population is Spanish speakers. French and Italian are the third and fourth most commonly spoken languages, respectively.