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Overview

Introduction to Largo, Florida

The city of Largo is located in Pinellas County on Florida's Gulf Coast. Part of the Tampa Bay area, the city is situated about 4 miles south of Clearwater, 17 miles northwest of St. Petersburg, and 23 miles west of Tampa.

Named after what was once one of the area's largest lakes (or according to some accounts, after Largo Scotland, original home of some of the area's early settlers), Largo's rich farmlands quickly gained it a reputation as a center of the citrus industry. Well before the turn of the 20th century, Largo citrus was being shipped by the barrel full to enthusiastic customers in the North, earning it the name "Citrus City." Incorporated in 1905, Largo generally prospered throughout the century despite weathering some tough times due to unexpected freezes which dealt intermittent blows to the city's agricultural industry. Large influxes of population during the latter part of the 20th century helped make Largo what it is today.

Largo Area Attractions

The Largo Central Railroad (LCRR) is an organization founded in 1991 and dedicated to the hobby of live steam and large-scale model railroading. The organization regularly holds public runs and currently has over a mile of track running through beautifully landscaped Largo Central Park. Pinellas Trail was conceived as a safe place to enjoy bicycle riding, strolling or jogging. The first five-mile section opened connecting Taylor Park in Largo to Seminole Park in Seminole opened in 1990. The dream is now a full reality, with a 34-mile long Pinellas Trail offering county residents and visitors a unique opportunity to enjoy the outdoors in a variety of ways. Culture and the performing arts are alive in Largo at the Largo Cultural Center. The Center, overlooking beautiful Largo Central Park, is one of the area's principal cultural and entertainment facilities, hosting scores of local, national and international headliners each year. The Florida Botanical Gardens at Largo's Pinewood Cultural Park offers a unique blend of Florida native plants and beautiful exotic tropicals. Largo's Gulf Coast Museum of Art includes nine permanent collections and changing exhibition galleries featuring regional artwork and fine crafts.

There are several attractions in neighboring communities as well. Some of the more popular are:

  • Clearwater Marine Aquarium: Dedicated to public education, research and the rescue and rehabilitation of sick or injured animals.
  • The Florida Aquarium (Tampa): Features a large shark collection, rare Australian sea dragons, native alligators, a giant Pacific octopus and more.
  • Lowry Park Zoo (Tampa): A family-friendly zoo featuring natural outdoor exhibits for more than 1,800 animals.
  • Museum of Fine Arts (St. Petersburg): Houses the only comprehensive art collection encompassing antiquity to the present on Florida's west coast.
  • Florida International Museum (St. Petersburg): Has provided educational, cultural and historical exhibitions to over 2.5 million visitors since its opening in 1995.
  • Mahaffey Theatre (St. Petersburg): A 2030-seat venue featuring spectacular waterfront views, elegant ballroom space and European box-style seating.
  • Florida Orchestra: Recognized as Tampa Bay's leading performing arts institution and one of the leading professional symphony orchestras in Florida.
  • Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.
  • St. Petersburg Pier.
  • Salvador Dali Museum (St. Petersburg).
  • Florida Holocaust Museum (St. Petersburg).
  • Museum of Science and Industry (Tampa).

There's plenty of first-rate sports action available in the area. The city of Tampa is home to the National Football League's Tampa Bay Buccaneers and also to the National Hockey League's Tampa Bay Lightning. Nearby St. Petersburg is the home of Major League Baseball's Tampa Bay Devil Rays, who play at Tropicana Field. Minor league baseball teams in the area include the Clearwater Threshers, a single-A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies, and the Tampa Yankees, the single-A affiliate of the New York Yankees. Nearby Spring Training sites for Major League Baseball (MLB) teams include Al Lang Field in St. Petersburg (Tampa Bay Devil Rays), Bright House Networks Field in Clearwater (Philadelphia Phillies) and Legends Field in Tampa (New York Yankees).

Demographics

People

Total Population80,678
Male Share of the Population47.4%
Female Share of the Population52.6%
Senior Citizens24.7%
Employed Population 16+36,488
Age of the Population47

Families

% of people married42.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher20.4%
Median Earnings25+$28,737
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,962
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,675

Wealth

Median Family Income$51,658
% Above Poverty Level84.3%
% Below Poverty Level15.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home4.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.6%
% Using Public Transportation2.7%

Housing

People Living Alone40.4%
Median Gross Rent$913
Median House Value$97,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)24.1%
Irish14%
English10.8%
Italian8.1%
Polish4.2%
French Except Basque3.3%
Scottish2.3%
Dutch1.5%
Swedish1.3%
Canadian1.2%
Russian1%
Portuguese0.8%
Hungarian0.8%
Welsh0.7%
Norwegian0.7%
Greek0.7%
Albanian0.6%
Arab0.5%
Danishn0.5%
West Indian0.5%
Brazilian0.4%
Ukrainian0.4%
Czech0.4%
African0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Jamaican0.2%
Bulgarian0.2%
Guyanese0.2%
Serbian0.2%
Slovak0.2%
German0.2%
US/American0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
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Largo Almanac

CategoryValue
County Pinellas County
Standard Zip Codes33771, 33773, 33774, 33778, 33770, 33776, 33777
P.O. Box Zip Codes33779
Phone Area Codes727
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude27.9
Approximate Longitude-82.78

Largo 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
Distance13.6 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
Distance16 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
Distance33.6 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
Clearwater111,747$58,158
Indian Rocks Beach4,213$92,917
Seminole17,906$69,133

Largo Hospitals

Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks
(Non-profit)
2025 Indian Rocks Rd
(727) 581-9474
Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital
(Proprietary)
901 N Clearwater/largo Rd
(727) 586-2999
Largo Medical Center
(Proprietary)
201 14th St Sw
(727) 588-5200

Largo Public Schools

Pinellas Virtual Instruction Program
301 4th St Sw
ZIP: 33770
(727) 588-6304
Other
Largo High School
410 Missouri Ave N
ZIP: 33770
(727) 588-3758
High
Total Enrollment 1677
Mildred Helms Elementary School
561 Clearwater Largo Rd S
ZIP: 33770
(727) 588-3569
Primary
Total Enrollment 583
Pinellas Virtual K-12
301 4th St Sw
ZIP: 33770
(727) 588-6304
Other
Total Enrollment 252
Pre-k Early Intervention Prog
301 4th St Sw
ZIP: 33770
(727) 588-6092
Primary
Gulf Coast Academy
1197 E Bay Dr
ZIP: 33770
(727) 474-8836
Pinellas Gulf Coast Academy
1197 East Bay Dr
ZIP: 33770
(727) 474-8836
High
Total Enrollment 380
Charles Britt Academy
301 4th St Sw
ZIP: 33770
(727) 588-6069
Other
Total Enrollment 28
Pinellas Virtual Instruction (course Offerings)
301 4th St Sw
ZIP: 33770
(727) 588-6304
Other
Total Enrollment 3
Dropout Prevention School
301 4th St Sw
ZIP: 33770
(727) 588-6069
Other
Total Enrollment 355
Largo Middle School
155 8th Ave Se
ZIP: 33771
(727) 588-4600
Middle
Total Enrollment 733
Plato Academy Largo Charter School
7100 142nd Ave
ZIP: 33771
(727) 793-2400
Primary
Total Enrollment 364
Pinellas Primary Academy
2300 S Belcher Rd
ZIP: 33771
(727) 536-3600
Primary
Total Enrollment 325
Pinellas Preparatory Academy
2300 Belcher Rd S Ste 100
ZIP: 33771
(727) 536-3600
Middle
Total Enrollment 440
Fitzgerald Middle School
6410 118th Ave
ZIP: 33773
(727) 547-4526
Middle
Total Enrollment 1137
Walsingham Elementary School
9099 Walsingham Rd
ZIP: 33773
(727) 588-3519
Primary
Total Enrollment 563
Southern Oak Elementary School
9101 Walsingham Rd
ZIP: 33773
(727) 588-4654
Primary
Total Enrollment 668
Pinellas Park High School
6305 118th Ave
ZIP: 33773
(727) 538-7410
High
Total Enrollment 2173
Fuguitt Elementary School
13010 101st St
ZIP: 33773
(727) 588-3576
Primary
Total Enrollment 609
Oakhurst Elementary School
10535 137th St
ZIP: 33774
(727) 588-6801
Primary
Total Enrollment 731
Anona Elementary School
12301 Indian Rocks Rd
ZIP: 33774
(727) 588-4730
Primary
Total Enrollment 436
Ridgecrest Elementary School
1901 119th St
ZIP: 33778
(727) 588-3580
Primary
Total Enrollment 790
Plato Seminole
10888 126th Ave
ZIP: 33778
(727) 400-6885
Primary
Total Enrollment 360

Largo Private Schools

St Patrick Catholic School
1501 Trotter Rd
ZIP: 33770
Elementary
Total Enrollment 162
Camelot School
6751 Ulmerton Rd
ZIP: 33771
Elementary
Total Enrollment 22
Westside Christian School
11633 137th St
ZIP: 33774
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 75
Veritas Academy
12685 Ulmerton Rd
ZIP: 33774
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 82
Country Day School
11499 Vonn Rd
ZIP: 33774
Elementary
Total Enrollment 190
Indian Rocks Christian School
12685 Ulmerton Rd
ZIP: 33774
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 718
Grad Academy
3470 Adrian Ave
ZIP: 33774
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 24
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