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Overview

Introduction to Oldsmar, Florida

Oldsmar, Florida, in Pinellas county, is 6 miles SE of Palm Harbor, Florida (center to center) and 14 miles NW of Tampa, Florida. The city is considered part of the Tampa-Saint Petersburg-Clearwater metropolitan area.

Oldsmar History

The history of Oldsmar dates back to 1913 when the automobile pioneer Ransom E. Olds bought 37,541 acres of land in the northern part of Tampa Bay. He established the "R. E. Olds-on-the-Bay" in this area. In 1927 the name of the town was changed to Tampa Shores. However, it was again renamed as Oldsmar in 1937.

Oldsmar and Nearby Attractions

  • Sheffield Park.
  • Oldsmar Flea Market.
  • Oldsmar Spray Park.
  • Clearwater Marine Aquarium.

Things To Do In Oldsmar

Oldsmar organizes a number of family activities like Days and Nights festival, breakfast with Santa, Oktoberfest, summer camps and art classes. Apart from these family activities, the city also features a well known shopping area, several restaurants, children playgrounds, picnic pavilions, water sports and indoor play zones.

Oldsmar Transportation

Nearby airports include Tampa International Airpiort and Clearwater Airpark.

Oldsmar Higher Education

College level education is available from Hillsborough Community College.

People

Total Population 13,860
Male Share of the Population 46%
Female Share of the Population 54%
Senior Citizens 12.3%
Employed Population 16+ 6,632
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 50.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 25.9%
Median Earnings25+ $37,607
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $31,500
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,503

Wealth

Median Family Income $59,181
% Above Poverty Level 87.5%
% Below Poverty Level 12.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.7%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 22.5%
Median Gross Rent $1,039
Median House Value $154,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 26%
US/American 0%
English 8.9%
Irish 14.4%

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

Oldsmar Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles SE of Palm Harbor, Florida (center to center)
Nearest Large City 14 miles NW of Tampa, Florida
County Pinellas
Metro Area Tampa - Saint Petersburg - Clearwater
Standard Zip Codes 34677
Phone Area Codes 813
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 28.033
Longitude -82.665

Oldsmar 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 9.3 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 SAINT LEO
Distance 31.9 miles
Jan Temp 48 to 72 F
Apr Temp 58 to 84 F
Jul Temp 72 to 92 F
Oct Temp 63 to 85 F
Annual Precip 53.8 inches
Station PARRISH
Distance 34.7 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Belleair 3,941 $90,972
Clearwater 110,381 $59,547
Dunedin 35,712 $60,808
Palm Harbor 59,769 $71,753
Safety Harbor 17,142 $76,402
Tarpon Springs 24,003 $60,646

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

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