The growth, success, and resilience of a city cannot be measured by any singular metric. The City of Tampa monitors its health and prosperity through a number of different variables provided by various businesses, governmental offices, and private enterprises in the region.
The City at a Glance
Initial Incorporation - December 15, 1855
Second Incorporation - July 15, 1887
Adoption of Original Charter - December 15, 1855
Adoption of Present City Charter - October 1, 1975
Last Charter Amendment - March 5, 2019
Square Miles of Land Area - 113
Form of Government:
Mayor – Council
Mayor is elected for a four-year term.
Council members are elected, one from each of four districts
and three at-large, for four-year terms.
Last Mayoral Election - April 23, 2019 (Runoff)
Next City Election - March 2023
Registered Voters - 230,193
Votes Cast - 53,400
Voter Turnout Percentage - 23.2%
The previous three mayoral elections took place on:
- March 2011 - Mayor Buckhorn elected to his first term
- March 2015 - Mayor Buckhorn elected to his second term
- April 2019 - Mayor Castor elected (Currently in Office)
Tampa International Airport
Tampa International Airport is an international airport six miles west of Downtown. The airport is publicly owned by Hillsborough County Aviation Authority (HCAA).
The airport is served by over twenty major air carrier airlines, four regional airlines, and three air cargo carriers. The airport presently serves 93 non-stop destinations throughout North America, Central America, the Caribbean, and Europe.
Cargo and Freight
The City of Tampa is the headquarters city of Hillsborough County Public Schools, as well as the campuses of several colleges and universities. Tampa is also home to a satellite center of Stetson Law School.