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Overview

Introduction to Gulfport, Florida

Gulfport, Florida, in Pinellas county, is 2 miles SW of St. Petersburg, Florida (center to center) and 20 miles SW of Tampa, Florida. The city is considered part of the Tampa-Saint Petersburg-Clearwater metropolitan area.

Gulfport History

Gulfport was called Disston City in 1884, after its earliest settler Hamilton Disston. The postal authorities changed the name to Bonafacio in 1890. This was followed by an attempt to develop the community by naming it Veteran City. It was done with the hope of attracting Civil War veterans to settle there. In 1905, it was connected to St. Petersburg through a trolley line. A pier was also extended into Boca Ciega Bay. These developments acted as a catalyst of progress as the city began to grow. It was incorporated in 1910 and named Gulfport.

Gulfport and Nearby Attractions

  • Catherine A. Hickman Theater.
  • Pass-A-Grille-Beach.
  • Gulfport Casino.
  • Gulfport Historical Society Museum.

Things To Do In Gulfport

Gulfport has an air of tranquility and an old world charm. It is a great place to relax. The popular activities include fishing, swimming and other water sports. There are some excellent restaurants which offer great dining experiences. The stores situated along the Beach Boulevard offer a variety of quaint art and craft products. Essentially, Gulfport offers people a wonderful chance to experience life in a gentle, unhurried manner.

Gulfport Transportation

Air transportation is available from St. Petersburg-Clearwater International and Tampa International Airport.

Gulfport Higher Education

Hillsborough Community College provides opportunities for a college education.

People

Total Population 12,167
Male Share of the Population 46.6%
Female Share of the Population 53.4%
Senior Citizens 26.7%
Employed Population 16+ 5,109
Age of the Population 52

Families

% of people married 38.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 31.6%
Median Earnings25+ $31,294
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $14,041
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,840

Wealth

Median Family Income $55,140
% Above Poverty Level 83.5%
% Below Poverty Level 16.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 6.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.9%
% Using Public Transportation 1.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 42%
Median Gross Rent $874
Median House Value $145,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 20.2%
US/American 0%
English 12%
Irish 13.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Gulfport Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles SW of St. Petersburg, Florida (center to center)
Nearest Large City 20 miles SW of Tampa, Florida
County Pinellas
Metro Area Tampa - Saint Petersburg - Clearwater
Standard Zip Codes 33707, 33711
P.O. Box Zip Codes 33737
Phone Area Codes 727
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 27.748
Longitude -82.703

Gulfport 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 ST PETERSBURG
Distance 4.5 miles
Jan Temp 54 to 69 F
Apr Temp 65 to 80 F
Jul Temp 77 to 90 F
Oct Temp 70 to 83 F
Annual Precip 49.5 inches
Station TAMPA INTL AP
Distance 18.4 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 PARRISH
Distance 23.5 miles
Jan Temp 49 to 72 F
Apr Temp 59 to 81 F
Jul Temp 72 to 90 F
Oct Temp 65 to 85 F
Annual Precip 52 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Gulfport, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Pasadena (33707)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Pinellas Park 50,433 $52,542
South Pasadena 5,009 $60,541
St. Pete Beach 9,466 $81,333
St. Petersburg 250,713 $59,541
Treasure Island 6,783 $90,559

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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924 58TH STREET S
727-893-2780
Serves 2,067 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.3

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5125 11TH AVENUE S
727-893-1115
A Special Education School
Serves 167 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 5.8

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