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Overview

Introduction to Clearwater, Florida

First incorporated as a town in 1891, and then reincorporated as a city in 1915, Clearwater is located on the Florida's central Gulf coast in Pinellas County. It is the county seat of Pinellas county. Clearwater is 35 minutes west of Tampa and 30 minutes northwest of St Petersburg.

The original inhabitants of what is now Clearwater were the Tocobagan Indian tribe. The first settlement of the area was around 1835 when the US Army built Fort Harrison as an outpost during the Seminole wars. During the civil war, Clearwater was repeatedly raided by Union gunboats after Clearwater's supplies.

Clearwater is conveniently located near two major airports: Tampa International Airport and St. Petersburg/Clearwater International Airport. It is also near several major highways.

Clearwater Arts and Culture

Clearwater provides easy access to all of the fun and leisure attractions of nearby Tampa and St. Petersburg. Some attractions of note in and around Clearwater include:

  • Clearwater's magnificent beaches.
  • The Clearwater Fine Arts Show.
  • The Clearwater Pier 60 Make A Difference Children’s Fishing Tournament.
  • The Clearwater Marine Aquarium.
  • The Dunedin Fine Art Center/ David L. Mason Children's Art Museum.
  • The Florida Botanical Gardens.
  • The Gulf Coast Museum Of Art.
  • Heritage Village.
  • The Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art.
  • The Medieval Brass Rubbing Center and Museum.
  • Moccasin Lake Nature Park.
  • Sunsets at Pier 60, Pier 60, Clearwater Beach.
  • The Pinewood Cultural Park.

For sports fans, Clearwater is home to the Philadelphia Phillies for spring training. The Phillies play their spring exhibition games at Clearwater's Bright House Networks Field. Clearwater is also home to a Minor League Baseball (MiLB) team, the Clearwater Threshers of the Florida State League. The Threshers are a Class A Advanced affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies.

There are many other sports attractions in nearby Tampa, including:

  • The Arena Football League's (AFL) Tampa Bay Storm.
  • Major League Baseball's (MLB) Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
  • The National Hockey League's (NHL) Tampa Bay Lightning.
  • The National Football League's (NFL) Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

For college sports fans, nearby Tampa is also home to college football's Outback Bowl.

Demographics

People

Total Population111,747
Male Share of the Population48.6%
Female Share of the Population51.4%
Senior Citizens21.3%
Employed Population 16+49,894
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married42.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher27.8%
Median Earnings25+$31,836
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,181
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,315

Wealth

Median Family Income$58,158
% Above Poverty Level84%
% Below Poverty Level16%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home7%
% Walking and Biking to Work4%
% Using Public Transportation3.2%

Housing

People Living Alone36.7%
Median Gross Rent$970
Median House Value$163,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)28.2%
Irish11.2%
English9%
Italian8%
Polish3.3%
French Except Basque2.8%
Scottish2.2%
Greek1.8%
Russian1.1%
Dutch1.1%
Norwegian1%
Swedish0.9%
African0.9%
West Indian0.7%
Canadian0.7%
Arab0.6%
Hungarian0.6%
Albanian0.5%
Welsh0.5%
Portuguese0.4%
Ukrainian0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Jamaican0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Czech0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Brazilian0.3%
Egyptian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Serbian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Israeli0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
South African0.1%
German0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
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Clearwater Almanac

CategoryValue
County Pinellas County
Standard Zip Codes33755, 33759, 33760, 33761, 33762, 33763, 33764, 33765, 33756, 33767
P.O. Box Zip Codes33757, 33758, 33766
Company Zip Codes33769
Phone Area Codes727, 813
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude27.98
Approximate Longitude-82.78

Clearwater Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationTARPON SPRINGS SWG PLNT
Distance13.1 miles
Jan Temp50 to 72 F
Apr Temp61 to 81 F
Jul Temp74 to 91 F
Oct Temp65 to 85 F
Annual Precip52.4 inches
StationTAMPA INTL AP
Distance16.3 miles
Jan Temp52 to 70 F
Apr Temp62 to 81 F
Jul Temp75 to 90 F
Oct Temp68 to 84 F
Annual Precip44.7 inches
StationPARRISH
Distance36.6 miles
Jan Temp49 to 72 F
Apr Temp59 to 81 F
Jul Temp72 to 90 F
Oct Temp65 to 85 F
Annual Precip52 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Belleair3,958$97,788
Belleair Beach1,590$117,974
Belleair Bluffs2,255$55,735
Dunedin35,882$60,100
Largo80,678$51,658
Safety Harbor17,268$77,500

Clearwater Public Libraries

Pinellas Public Library Cooperative
1330 CLEVELAND STREET
Clearwater, Florida
(727) 441-8408

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Clearwater Hospitals

Windmoor Healthcare Of Clearwater
(Proprietary)
11300 Us Hwy 19 N
(727) 541-2646
Morton Plant Hospital
(Non-profit)
300 Pinellas St
(727) 462-7000

Clearwater Public Schools

Sandy Lane Elementary School
1360 Sandy Ln
ZIP: 33755
(727) 469-5974
Primary
Total Enrollment 416
Kings Highway Elementary Magnet School
1715 Kings Highway
ZIP: 33755
(727) 223-8949
Primary
Total Enrollment 300
Clearwater Fundamental Middle School
1660 Palmetto St
ZIP: 33755
(727) 298-1609
Middle
Total Enrollment 827
Clearwater Intermediate
1220 Palmetto St
ZIP: 33755
(727) 298-1616
Middle
Total Enrollment 331
Calvin A. Hunsinger School
1863 N Betty Ln
ZIP: 33755
(727) 469-4260
Other
Total Enrollment 91
Belleair Elementary School
1156 Lakeview Rd
ZIP: 33756
(727) 469-5983
Primary
Total Enrollment 647
Pinellas Academy Of Math And Science
1775 S Highland Ave
ZIP: 33756
(727) 330-9449
Primary
Total Enrollment 518
Ponce De Leon Elementary School
1301 Ponce De Leon Blvd
ZIP: 33756
(727) 588-3573
Primary
Total Enrollment 556
Daniel Academy
855 S Highland Ave
ZIP: 33756
(727) 588-6069
Eisenhower Elementary School
2800 Drew St
ZIP: 33759
(727) 725-7978
Primary
Total Enrollment 759
Enterprise Charter High School
2461 N Mcmullen Booth Rd
ZIP: 33759
(727) 474-1237
High
Total Enrollment 437
Paul B. Stephens Ese Center
2935 County Road 193
ZIP: 33759
(727) 725-7982
Other
Total Enrollment 205
Mcmullen-booth Elementary School
3025 Union St
ZIP: 33759
(727) 669-1800
Primary
Total Enrollment 729
Pinellas Technical College - Clearwater
6100 154th Ave N
ZIP: 33760
(727) 538-7167
Other
Pinellas Juvenile Det Center
5255 140th Ave N
ZIP: 33760
(727) 588-6069
Other
Total Enrollment 69
High Point Elementary School
5921 150th Ave N
ZIP: 33760
(727) 538-7440
Primary
Total Enrollment 725
Leila Davis Elementary School
2630 Landmark Dr
ZIP: 33761
(727) 725-7972
Primary
Total Enrollment 795
Countryside High School
3000 State Road 580
ZIP: 33761
(727) 725-7956
High
Total Enrollment 2175
Chi Chi Rodriquez Academy
3030 N Mcmullen Booth Rd
ZIP: 33761
(727) 791-3522
Middle
Total Enrollment 71
Bayside High School
14405 49th St N
ZIP: 33762
(727) 507-4730
High
Total Enrollment 330
Pinellas County Jail
14400 49th St N
ZIP: 33762
(727) 588-6069
High
Total Enrollment 26
Gulf/lake Academy
14500 49th St N
ZIP: 33762
(727) 588-6069
Frontier Elementary School
6995 Hopedale Ln
ZIP: 33764
(727) 538-7335
Primary
Total Enrollment 704
Oak Grove Middle School
1370 S Belcher Rd
ZIP: 33764
(727) 524-4430
Middle
Total Enrollment 1071
Belcher Elementary School
1839 S Belcher Rd
ZIP: 33764
(727) 538-7437
Primary
Total Enrollment 673
Clearwater Adult Education Center
540 S Hercules Ave
ZIP: 33764
(727) 469-4190
Other
Ben Gamla Charter School
1685 S Belcher Rd
ZIP: 33764
(727) 642-1593
Plumb Elementary School
1920 Lakeview Rd
ZIP: 33764
(727) 469-5976
Primary
Total Enrollment 782
Clearwater High School
540 S Hercules Ave
ZIP: 33764
(727) 298-1620
High
Total Enrollment 1870
Pinellas Teleschool
2235 Ne Coachman Rd
ZIP: 33765
(727) 669-1220
Other
Total Enrollment 42
Newpoint Pinellas Academy
21810 Hwy 19 N
ZIP: 33765
(727) 475-1256
Middle
Total Enrollment 91
Newpoint Charter School
21800 Us Highway 19 N
ZIP: 33765
(727) 475-1256
High
Total Enrollment 91
Skycrest Elementary School
10 N Corona Ave
ZIP: 33765
(727) 469-5987
Primary
Total Enrollment 696
Plato Academy Clearwater
2045 Palmetto St
ZIP: 33765
(727) 793-2400
Primary
Total Enrollment 364
Plato Academy East St. Petersburg Charter
2560 Gulf To Bay Blvd
ZIP: 33765
(727) 588-6011
Hospital/homebound
2235 Ne Coachman Rd
ZIP: 33765
(727) 462-1515
Other
Total Enrollment 173
Extended Transition Countywide
2235 Ne Coachman Rd
ZIP: 33765
(727) 669-1220
High
Total Enrollment 209

Clearwater Private Schools

Clearwater Academy International
801 Drew St
ZIP: 33755
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 214
Live Oak Academy
611 S Myrtle Ave Ste D
ZIP: 33756
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 8
First Lutheran School
1644 Nursery Rd
ZIP: 33756
Elementary
Total Enrollment 88
Iva Christian School
1430 Belleair Rd
ZIP: 33756
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 58
Washburn Academy
222 S Lincoln Ave
ZIP: 33756
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 114
Abundant Life Christian Academy
1855 S Highland Ave
ZIP: 33756
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 90
St Cecelia Interparochial School
1350 Court St
ZIP: 33756
Elementary
Total Enrollment 420
Kids First Christian Preschool & Kindergarten
1739 S Martin Luther King Jr Ave
ZIP: 33756
Elementary
Total Enrollment 15
Woodlawn Community Academy
845 Woodlawn St
ZIP: 33756
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 89
Depaul School For Dyslexia
2747 Sunset Point Rd
ZIP: 33759
Elementary
Total Enrollment 53
Countryside Christian Academy
1850 N Mcmullen Booth Rd
ZIP: 33759
Elementary
Total Enrollment 154
Blossom Montessori School For The Deaf
14088 Icot Blvd
ZIP: 33760
Elementary
Total Enrollment 24
Clearwater Central Catholic High School
2750 Haines Bayshore Rd
ZIP: 33760
Secondary
Total Enrollment 462
Safety Harbor Montessori Academy
2669 N Mcmullen Booth Rd
ZIP: 33761
Elementary
Total Enrollment 146
Christ The Lord Lutheran School
2045 N Hercules Ave
ZIP: 33763
Elementary
Total Enrollment 25
Guardian Angels Catholic School
2270 Evans Rd
ZIP: 33763
Elementary
Total Enrollment 271
St Pauls School
1600 Saint Pauls Dr
ZIP: 33764
Elementary
Total Enrollment 311
Skycrest Christian School
129 N Belcher Rd
ZIP: 33765
Elementary
Total Enrollment 405
Church Of Scientology Cadet School
1875 Drew St
ZIP: 33765
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 94
Heritage Christian Academy
2299 Drew St
ZIP: 33765
Elementary
Total Enrollment 9
Delphi Academy Of Florida
1831 Drew St
ZIP: 33765
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 111
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