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Progress Village, Florida
Location in Hillsborough County and the state of Florida
Location in Hillsborough County and the state of Florida
Country United States
State Florida
County Hillsborough
 • Total 3.4 sq mi (8.7 km2)
 • Land 3.4 sq mi (8.7 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
16 ft (5 m)
 • Total 5,392
 • Density 730/sq mi (285.3/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 813
FIPS code 12-59050
GNIS feature ID 0301139

Progress Village is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hillsborough County, Florida, United States. The population was 5,392 at the 2010 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the community has a total area of 3.4 square miles (8.8 km2), all land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 2,573
2000 2,482
2010 5,392 117.2%

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,482 people, 853 households, and 622 families residing in the community. The population density was 737.4 people per square mile (284.4/km²). There were 905 housing units at an average density of 268.9/sq mi (103.7/km²). The racial makeup of the community was 6.69% White, 90.73% African American, 0.04% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 1.09% from other races, and 1.25% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.74% of the population.

There were 853 households out of which 28.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.9% were married couples living together, 28.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.0% were non-families. 22.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.91 and the average family size was 3.41.

In the community the population was spread out with 30.9% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 23.3% from 25 to 44, 23.3% from 45 to 64, and 14.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 83.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 75.7 males.

The median income for a household in the community was $27,708, and the median income for a family was $32,384. Males had a median income of $24,440 versus $21,521 for females. The per capita income for the community was $11,781. About 15.1% of families and 18.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.9% of those under age 18 and 14.8% of those age 65 or over.


Progress Village was Tampa, Florida's first low-income housing suburb. It was planned as a neighborhood for low-income residents outside of the city limits. The following link outlines the planning and construction of Progress Village and include correspondence files, working papers, and related documents covering years 1958-1970. The documents are in the University of South Florida Library and are not posted online ( Progress Village Middle Magnet School of the Arts and Jack Lamb Elementary School are on the southern edge of Progress Village.

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