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.

Demographics

People

Total Population12,280
Male Share of the Population47.3%
Female Share of the Population52.7%
Senior Citizens30.3%
Employed Population 16+5,147
Age of the Population55

Families

% of people married42.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher42.1%
Median Earnings25+$35,370
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$30,050
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,257

Wealth

Median Family Income$64,659
% Above Poverty Level87%
% Below Poverty Level13%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home10.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work4%
% Using Public Transportation2.4%

Housing

People Living Alone43%
Median Gross Rent$995
Median House Value$167,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)16.6%
Irish12.6%
English11.7%
Italian7.6%
Polish7.3%
French Except Basque4.7%
Scottish2.8%
Dutch2%
Norwegian2%
Swedish1.3%
West Indian1.2%
Lithuanian1.1%
Welsh1%
Slovak0.9%
Canadian0.9%
African0.8%
Russian0.7%
Greek0.6%
Czech0.6%
British0.5%
Cape Verdean0.5%
Ukrainian0.5%
Portuguese0.4%
Hungarian0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Haitian0.4%
Turkish0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Romanian0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Finnish0.3%
Belgian0.3%
German0.3%
Jamaican0.2%
US/American0.2%
Bulgarian0.2%
Australian0.2%
Lebanese0.1%
Israeli0.1%
South African0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Arab0.1%
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Gulfport Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyPinellas County
Standard Zip Codes33711, 33707
Phone Area Codes727
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude27.74
Approximate Longitude-82.69

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)

StationST PETERSBURG
Distance4.5 miles
Jan Temp54 to 69 F
Apr Temp65 to 80 F
Jul Temp77 to 90 F
Oct Temp70 to 83 F
Annual Precip49.5 inches
StationTAMPA INTL AP
Distance18.4 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
Distance23.5 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
Pinellas Park52,291$57,546
South Pasadena5,071$56,519
St. Pete Beach9,572$91,771
St. Petersburg259,041$70,431
Treasure Island6,875$107,039

Gulfport Public Schools

Boca Ciega High School
924 58th St S
ZIP: 33707
(727) 893-2780
High
Total Enrollment 1680
Disston Gifted Center
1001 51st St S
ZIP: 33707
(727) 893-5580
Primary
Gulfport Montessouri Elementary School
2014 52nd St S
ZIP: 33707
(727) 893-2643
Primary
Total Enrollment 631
Hamilton Disston School
5125 11th Ave S
ZIP: 33707
(727) 893-1115
Other

Gulfport Private Schools

Sunflower Private School
5313 27th Ave S
ZIP: 33707
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 44
Walden School
2728 53rd St S
ZIP: 33707
Elementary
Total Enrollment 7
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