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Overview

Introduction to Indian Rocks Beach, Florida

Indian Rocks Beach, Florida, in Pinellas county, is 4 miles SW of Largo, Florida and 24 miles W of Tampa, Florida. The city is conveniently located inside the Tampa-Saint Petersburg-Clearwater metropolitan area. There are an estimated 5,072 people in Indian Rocks Beach.

Indian Rocks Beach History

During the latter part of the 1800s, a group of explorers from Cedar Key became the first Europeans to visit the area. The name of Indian Rocks Beach was adopted because early settlers were used to seeing the Indians going on their way to a healing rock that was surrounded by a spring.

Indian Rocks Beach and nearby Attractions

  • Florida Gulf Coast Art Center
  • Manatee Village Historical Park
  • Egmont Key State Park
  • Clearwater Marine Aquarium
  • John’s Pass Park

Things To Do In Indian Rocks Beach

Local museums include the Gulf Coast Museum of Art, the Pinellas County African American History Museum, the Gulf Beaches Historical Museum and the Kids Firehouse Museum. Outdoor recreational activities can be enjoyed at state and national parks like the Florida Botanical Gardens, the Moccasin Lake Nature Park and the Egmont Key State Park.

Indian Rocks Beach Transportation

Flights are available from St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport.

Indian Rocks Beach Higher Education

Local colleges and universities include Hillsborough Community College, the University of Tampa, Pasco Hernando Community College, the University of South Florida, Manatee Community College and Saint Leo University.

People

Total Population 4,172
Male Share of the Population 50.4%
Female Share of the Population 49.6%
Senior Citizens 21.8%
Employed Population 16+ 2,218
Age of the Population 52

Families

% of people married 46.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 45.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $102,446
% Above Poverty Level 93.7%
% Below Poverty Level 6.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 9.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.6%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 39%
Median Gross Rent $1,225
Median House Value $386,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.7%
US/American 0.3%
English 11.5%
Irish 11.4%

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

Indian Rocks Beach Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles SW of Largo, Florida (center to center)
Nearest Large City 24 miles W of Tampa, Florida
County Pinellas
Metro Area Tampa - Saint Petersburg - Clearwater
Standard Zip Codes 33785, 33786
Phone Area Codes 727
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 27.875
Longitude -82.851

Indian Rocks Beach 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 15.3 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 TARPON SPRINGS SWG PLNT
Distance 20 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 20.4 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Belleair Shores (33786)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Belleair Beach 1,685 $115,664
Belleair Bluffs 2,236 $56,534
Indian Shores 1,469 $79,750
North Redington Beach 1,484 $81,250
Redington Shores 2,046 $63,714
Seminole 17,637 $67,206

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

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