Number of lakes larger than 1 acre inside Tampa's city limits: 0
Average daily number of mass transit passengers in Hillsborough County, 1985: 24,000
Average daily number of mass transit passengers in Hillsborough, 1990: 29,000
Average daily number of mass transit passengers in Hillsborough, 1993: 26,000
Unemployment rate, in percent, in Hillsborough County during April: 3.8
Unemployment rate, in percent, in Florida during April: 4.9
Unemployment rate, in percent, nationwide during April: 5.4
Airline passengers going through Tampa International Airport during May 1995: 928,279
Passengers going through Tampa International Airport this May: 1,074,999
Average daily work force at the construction site of the Tampa Bay Lightning's downtown hockey arena: 400
Quality Index sources
No big lakes: "Evaluation and Appraisal Report, Tampa Comprehensive Plan," a June 13 report of the Hillsborough County City-County Planning Commission.
Mass transit: "The Florida Benchmarks Report," completed in February 1996 by the Florida Commission on Government Accountability to the People.
Unemployment: Florida Labor Market Trends, April 1996, a newsletter published by the Florida Department of Labor and Employment Security, Bureau of Labor Market Information. Hillsborough's 3.8 percent unemployment rate in April was lower than March's 3.9 percent jobless rate and April 1995's rate of 4.2 percent.
Airline passengers: Hillsborough County Aviation Authority, Tampa International Airport, Monthly Activity Report for May 1996.
Arena construction: "Ice Palace Monthly Construction Report," May 1996, prepared by Morse Diesel International Inc.
Compiled by RICHARD DANIELSON