Crunching Numbers

By Hannah Wallace July 31, 2004

Rank Tampa Bay (Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater) received among the 50 largest metropolitan areas for its share of the 25- to 34-year-old market: 47

Rank Las Vegas received for the largest growth of 25-to 34-year-olds: 1

Rank Tampa Bay received for educational levels of the 25-to-34 age group out of the top 50 metropolitan areas: 45

Percentage by which the population of 25-to-34 year olds has fallen from 1990 to 2000 in Tampa Bay: 8 ; percentage decrease on national level: also 8

Number by which the U.S. Census Bureau estimates the Tampa Bay 25-to-34 population has fallen from 2000 to 2002: 6,000

Number of 25- to 34-year-olds who lived in Sarasota/Bradenton in 1990: 63,329; in 2000: 57,915

Percentage of 25- to 34-year-olds with college degrees who lived in Sarasota/Bradenton in 2000: 21

Percentage of white 25- to 34-year-olds who lived in Sarasota/Bradenton in 1990: 87.5; in 2000: 78.

Percentage decrease of white, 25- to 34-year-olds in Tampa Bay, including Sarasota/Bradenton, from 1990 to 2000: 15.5 or 60,538

Percentage growth of Hispanic 25-to-34 population in same area: 89.8 or 27,471

Percentage of Hispanics in the 25-to-34 age group in Sarasota/Bradenton in 1990: 4.5 or 2,926; in 2000: 12.8 or 8,040

Rank of Greensboro-Winston Salem-High Point, N.C. as the metro area that showed the largest growth in 25-to-34-year-old Hispanic residents from 1990 to 2000: I, by 926.8 percent

Percentage increase of Asian 25-to-34 population in the overall area: 95.9 percent or 5,256; in Sarasota/Bradenton: 26 or 162

Rank of Minneapolis/St. Paul among metro areas attracting the largest growth in African-Americans ages 25 to 34 from 1990 to 2000: 1

Percentage increase of African-Americans in Sarasota/Bradenton in the 25-to-34 age group: 6.6 percent or 304

Statistics from the Creative Tampa Bay 2004 Young & Restless Study.

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