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Overview

Introduction to Dunedin, Florida

Dunedin, Florida, in Pinellas county, is 4 miles S of Palm Harbor, Florida (center to center) and 19 miles W of Tampa, Florida. The city is considered part of the Tampa - Saint Petersburg - Clearwater metropolitan area. Dunedin has a population of 35,691.

Dunedin History

The name ‘Dunedin’ comes from the Scotis Gaelic word 'Dùn Èideann,' meaning Edinburgh. Originally, Scottish families settled here in 1899. Dunedin has very strong Scottish roots and traditions that are maintained to this day. The city hosts a number of annual festivals like the Highland Games, and the very popular Mardi Gras celebration. It is home to a number of exotic beaches and some rare open waterfront communities. Dunedin currently has a nonpartisan commissioner-manager form of government.

Dunedin and nearby Attractions

  • Sperry Lake
  • Dunedin Historical Museum
  • Gladys Douglas School for the Arts
  • Dunedin Fine Art Gallery Gift Shop
  • Dunedin Highland Memorial Park
  • Grant Field

Things To Do In Dunedin

Dunedin houses many historic buildings like the Dunedin Chamber of Commerce and the Dunedin Historical Museum, which may be great places to start an exploration of the city. The Dunedin Marina is another beautiful location, as is the Pinellas Trail which has a picturesque, 15-foot wide, 40-mile area, ideal for walking, biking, and skating. Honeymoon Island is just off the coast of Dunedin, and the State Park offers opportunities of snorkeling, swimming, fishing, and even observing wildlife in its natural habitat. Moreover, adventure lovers can take a trip to Anclote Key Preserve State Park, which provides facilities for primitive style camping, surrounded by more than 43 different types of birds. It also has a 19th century lighthouse and a 4-mile long beachfront.

Dunedin Transportation

St Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport serves the area.

Dunedin Higher Education

Schiller International University is the local university.

People

Total Population 35,538
Male Share of the Population 45.6%
Female Share of the Population 54.4%
Senior Citizens 28.9%
Employed Population 16+ 16,252
Age of the Population 53

Families

% of people married 46.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 29%
Median Earnings25+ $33,815
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,364
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,934

Wealth

Median Family Income $59,495
% Above Poverty Level 91.7%
% Below Poverty Level 8.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 5.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.5%
% Using Public Transportation 1.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 39.4%
Median Gross Rent $980
Median House Value $151,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 17.8%
US/American 0.1%
English 13.9%
Irish 18.4%

Dunedin Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles S of Palm Harbor, Florida (center to center)
Nearest Large City 19 miles W of Tampa, Florida
County Pinellas
Metro Area Tampa - Saint Petersburg - Clearwater
Standard Zip Codes 34698
P.O. Box Zip Codes 34697
Phone Area Codes 727
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 28.019
Longitude -82.771

Dunedin Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station TARPON SPRINGS SWG PLNT
Distance 9.1 miles
Jan Temp 50 to 72 F
Apr Temp 61 to 81 F
Jul Temp 74 to 91 F
Oct Temp 65 to 85 F
Annual Precip 52.4 inches
Station TAMPA INTL AP
Distance 15 miles
Jan Temp 52 to 70 F
Apr Temp 62 to 81 F
Jul Temp 75 to 90 F
Oct Temp 68 to 84 F
Annual Precip 44.7 inches
Station SAINT LEO
Distance 37.7 miles
Jan Temp 48 to 72 F
Apr Temp 58 to 84 F
Jul Temp 72 to 92 F
Oct Temp 63 to 85 F
Annual Precip 53.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Belleair 3,903 $92,557
Belleair Bluffs 2,098 $58,750
Clearwater 109,210 $56,982
Oldsmar 13,730 $65,247
Palm Harbor 59,007 $71,328
Safety Harbor 17,017 $77,290

Dunedin Hospitals

MEASE HOSPITAL- DUNEDIN
(Government - Local)
601 MAIN STREET
(727) 733-1111
Emergency Service: Yes

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1651 PINEHURST ROAD
727-469-4100
Serves 1,943 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.4

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