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Real Estate Prices & Overview

East Tampa / Port Sutton median real estate price is $198,493, which is less expensive than 88.9% of Florida neighborhoods and 78.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in East Tampa / Port Sutton is currently $1,565, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 90.9% of Florida neighborhoods.

East Tampa / Port Sutton is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in Gibsonton, Florida. This is a coastal neighborhood (i.e., is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet).

East Tampa / Port Sutton real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) mobile homes and single-family homes. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the East Tampa / Port Sutton neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

East Tampa / Port Sutton has a 13.7% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 74.6% of American neighborhoods). Most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This could either signal that there is a weak demand for real estate in the neighborhood or that large amount of new housing has been built and not yet occupied. Either way, if you live here, you may find many of the homes or apartments are empty.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.

Real Estate

East Tampa / Port Sutton is a neighborhood that is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet. Many times, such places have amenities that bring locals and visitors to the waterfront for recreational activities or to check out the scenery. In some densely populated areas that are less financially well-off, the neighborhood waterfront can be relatively industrial and less open to recreation. In addition to being coastal, East Tampa / Port Sutton is a very nautical neighborhood, meaning that it is somewhat historic, walkable, densely populated and on the water. This gives the neighborhood a very nautical feel, with some seaside and shipping feel, which some may really enjoy the sights and sounds of.

In addition, the East Tampa / Port Sutton neighborhood stands out for having the majority of its residential real estate made up of mobile homes. In fact, 64.2% of the occupied real estate here are mobile homes, which is a greater proportion than is found in 99.7% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. If you like mobile homes, this might be a great neighborhood in which to look for real estate.

People

Of note, 66.3% of the children in this area live in poverty; an extraordinarily high percentage compared to other neighborhoods in the nation. In a nation where approximately one in four children grows up in poverty, this neighborhood stands out for the depth of the problem manifested here.

Diversity

Did you know that the East Tampa / Port Sutton neighborhood has more Puerto Rican and Dominican ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 25.2% of this neighborhood's residents have Puerto Rican ancestry and 4.8% have Dominican ancestry.

East Tampa / Port Sutton is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 7.5% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Italian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 96.5% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the East Tampa / Port Sutton neighborhood in Gibsonton are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 84.3% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 66.3% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 98.0% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the East Tampa / Port Sutton neighborhood, 41.2% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 22.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (18.5%), and 17.9% in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants.

Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the East Tampa / Port Sutton neighborhood is English, spoken by 58.9% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, Italian and Polish.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the East Tampa / Port Sutton neighborhood in Gibsonton, FL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Puerto Rican (25.2%). There are also a number of people of Mexican ancestry (13.5%), and residents who report Dominican roots (4.8%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (4.3%), along with some German ancestry residents (4.2%), among others. In addition, 13.3% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in East Tampa / Port Sutton neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (59.7% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (72.0%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (12.5%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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