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The various Spanish explorers that passed through here did not settle down. The Seminole Indians did that in 1824, when the US government. A boom in mining and shipping saw population increases in the 1880s onwards. Henry B. Plant brought in the railroad and built up the Plant Hotel, bringing in massive celebrity presence. Spanish, Cuban and Italian immigrants came in to work on the cigar factories that opened up starting 1886. Today, Tampa serves as a major port with thriving industries in in phosphate mining, shipping, citrus processing, shrimping, and tourism.

Of this last, Tampa delivers powerfully. Good weather and a carefully preserved history make for excellent tours and vacations. The museums are essential visits. The Busch Garden is otherworldly. Ybor city, with its LGBT emphasis, is hip and happening. The shopping is fantastic regardless of whether you do it in Channelside or the International Plaza Mall. Mexican food pleases your taste buds.

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Facts and Stats for Tampa*

  • Pollution Statistics in Tampa

    Know the pollution level of Tampa before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 38.89 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 37.5 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 30.56 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 15.28 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 19.05 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 30.88 (Low)
  • Tampa: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Tampa for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Tampa.

    • Burglary and Theft 45 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 46.43 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 49.29 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 42.65 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 42.86 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 53.57 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 54.41 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 56.62 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 67.14 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 35.71 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 50.71 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 42.65 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 54.41 (Moderate)
  • Living in Tampa - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Tampa is 175.39 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 49.42 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 88.01 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 25.35 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 34.05 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 76.49 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 68.84 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 2.68 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 114.27 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Tampa

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Tampa

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 37.72 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 73.15 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 43.89 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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