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Top and bottom ZIP codes for income in region highlight large wealth gap

More than $117,000 in income separate the wealthiest ZIP code in the region from the poorest.

  • By Mark Gordon
  • | 8:00 a.m. August 14, 2023
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A look at the top and bottom ZIP codes in the region based on median income reveal multiple findings — some expected, while others more surprising.

A mild surprise? The top three ZIP codes are all in Hillsborough County. No. 1, with a $139,158 median income, is 33629. That includes most of South Tampa, Palma Ceia West, Bayshore Gardens and Sunset Park. No. 2 in Hillsborough is Odessa and No. 3 is Lutz. 

That’s not to say there aren’t plenty of other six-figure median incomes in the region. To wit, there are at least 20, The ZIP closest to the Hillsborough big three is 33428. That one, Longboat Key. is No. 1 in Sarasota County and No. 4 in the region, at $121,797. The only counties in the region without any ZIP codes that have median incomes over $100,000 are Charlotte and Polk counties. 

The ZIP with the lowest median income in the region, $22,117 in Polk County, is 33858. That’s Loughman, a town south of Celebration and closer to Orlando than it is to Lakeland. Data is from the Florida Chamber of Commerce’s Gap Map

(This map is part of the Business Observer's 2023 Big Book of Business. For more or to purchase the book, go to


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