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Overview

Introduction to Treasure Island, Florida

Treasure Island, Florida, in Pinellas county, is 5 miles W of St. Petersburg, Florida (center to center) and 22 miles SW of Tampa, Florida. It's part of the surrounding Tampa-Saint Petersburg-Clearwater metro area.

Treasure Island History

Treasure Island was formerly settled by the Timucua tribe who continued to trade with other Indian tribes until Panfilo de Narvaez arrived in the area in 1528. He decimated numerous birds and inhabitants before he left the community in search of gold. The town is said to have gotten its name because a couple of wooden chests were discovered on the beach, which were claimed to have contained treasure. Soon, the people began to call the community "Treasure Island." It is also said that Noel A. Mitchell, who was a developer, was responsible for giving the area its present name. He tried to bolster land sales by spreading news that the community had buried treasure. After World War II through the 1950s, the area flourished in terms of real estate.

Treasure Island and Nearby Attractions

  • Florida International Museum.
  • Hillsborough River State Park.
  • Salvador Dali Museum.
  • Honeymoon Island State Park.
  • Pinellas County Heritage Village.
  • Egmont Key State Park.

Things To Do In Treasure Island

There are numerous parks in the community which are ideal for short day-trips. Some of the parks are the Anclote Key Preserve State Park, the Fort De Soto Park and the Honeymoon Island State Park. The Clearwater Marine Aquarium, the Florida State Fairgrounds and the Big Cat Rescue are among other notable local attractions. The popular animal parks in the area include the Lowry Park Zoo and The Jungle. Golf enthusiasts can visit Twin Brooks Golf Course, the Tides Golf Club and Smuggler's Cove Adventure Golf. Those interested in local history and culture can tour area museums such as the Florida International Museum, the Pinellas County Heritage Village, the Science Center of Pinellas County and the Museum of Science and Industry.

Treasure Island Transportation

St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport is the closest major international airport.

Treasure Island Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued at the University of Tampa, Saint Leo University and Hillsborough Community College.

People

Total Population 6,783
Male Share of the Population 48.8%
Female Share of the Population 51.2%
Senior Citizens 30.8%
Employed Population 16+ 3,110
Age of the Population 56

Families

% of people married 54.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 42.6%
Median Earnings25+ $42,429
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $31,331
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,512

Wealth

Median Family Income $90,559
% Above Poverty Level 90.3%
% Below Poverty Level 9.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 9.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 43.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,267
Median House Value $347,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.9%
US/American 0%
English 10.9%
Irish 17.3%

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

Treasure Island Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles W of St. Petersburg, Florida (center to center)
Nearest Large City 22 miles SW of Tampa, Florida
County Pinellas
Metro Area Tampa - Saint Petersburg - Clearwater
Standard Zip Codes 33706
P.O. Box Zip Codes 33740
Phone Area Codes 727
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 27.768
Longitude -82.769

Treasure Island 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 8.3 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 TAMPA INTL AP
Distance 19.9 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 27.7 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, Treasure Island, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Pass A Grille (33706)

Pass A Grille Beach (33706)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Gulfport 12,167 $55,140
Madeira Beach 4,320 $79,063
Redington Beach 1,565 $82,891
South Pasadena 5,009 $60,541
St. Pete Beach 9,466 $81,333

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

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