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Overview

Introduction to Safety Harbor, Florida

Safety Harbor, Florida, in Pinellas county, is 6 miles E of Clearwater, Florida (center to center) and 14 miles W of Tampa, Florida. The city is included in the Tampa-Saint Petersburg-Clearwater metropolitan area.

Safety Harbor History

Safety Harbor was earlier known as Worth’s Harbor. It used to be inhabited by the Tocobago and Timucuan Indians. Spanish explorers landed in this area around 1528, the first being Panfilo de Narvaez. He was followed by another Spaniard, Hernando De Soto in 1539. The modern settlement of Safety Harbor began with a Frenchman, Count Odet Philippe. The city was incorporated in 1917.

Safety Harbor and Nearby Attractions

  • Espiritu Santo Springs.
  • Tocobaga Mound, Philippe Park.
  • Safety Harbor Public Library.
  • Safety Harbor Resort and Spa.
  • Safety Harbor City Hall.

Safety Harbor Activities

Safety Harbor is a quaint city with a pleasant, laid back atmosphere. It is famous for the Safety Harbor Resort and Spa which is set up on 22 acres of waterfront. It is a quiet and peaceful town which makes it an ideal place to escape from the stresses of modern living. Visitors enjoy going to the Safety Harbor Farmer’s Market, which is an open air market where people can purchase fresh vegetables, fruits and smoked fish. Residents and tourists also enjoy a variety of water sports.

Safety Harbor Transportation

Clearwater Air Park is the nearest airport.

Safety Harbor Higher Education

Hillsborough Community College provides college level education nearby.

People

Total Population 17,142
Male Share of the Population 46.9%
Female Share of the Population 53.1%
Senior Citizens 21.9%
Employed Population 16+ 8,338
Age of the Population 48

Families

% of people married 53.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 37.7%
Median Earnings25+ $40,543
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,946
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,523

Wealth

Median Family Income $76,402
% Above Poverty Level 90.7%
% Below Poverty Level 9.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 5.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.9%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 30.3%
Median Gross Rent $1,095
Median House Value $206,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 20.8%
US/American 0%
English 10.2%
Irish 12.7%

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

Safety Harbor Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles E of Clearwater, Florida (center to center)
Nearest Large City 14 miles W of Tampa, Florida
County Pinellas
Metro Area Tampa - Saint Petersburg - Clearwater
Standard Zip Codes 34695
Phone Area Codes 727
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 27.99
Longitude -82.693

Safety Harbor 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 TAMPA INTL AP
Distance 9.9 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 33.3 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
Station BRADENTON 5 ESE
Distance 39.5 miles
Jan Temp 51 to 72 F
Apr Temp 60 to 82 F
Jul Temp 73 to 91 F
Oct Temp 65 to 85 F
Annual Precip 54.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Belleair 3,941 $90,972
Clearwater 110,381 $59,547
Dunedin 35,712 $60,808
Largo 79,737 $51,015
Oldsmar 13,860 $59,181
Palm Harbor 59,769 $71,753

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

Safety Harbor Hospitals

MEASE HOSPITAL - COUNTRYSIDE
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
3231 MCMULLEN BOOTH RD
(727) 734-6950
Emergency Service: Yes

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Safety Harbor High Schools

SAFETY HARBOR SECONDARY SCHOOL
675 ELM STREET N
727-725-7965
A Non-traditional School
Serves 37 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 4.1

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