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Overview

Introduction to Palm Harbor, Florida

Palm Harbor is an unincorporated community located in the northern part of Pinellas County, Florida. It is situated on Florida's Gulf Coast, about 23 miles northwest of Tampa and 25 miles north of St. Petersburg. Surrounding communities include Tarpon Springs (to the north), Dunedin and Clearwater (to the south), Oldsmar (to the east) and Ozona (to the west).

Palm Harbor History

Palm Harbor and its neighboring community of Ozona were originally settled by J.C. Craver in 1877. Known at first as Sutherland (a contraction of Southern Land and Development Company, the group responsible for the original formation of the community in 1888), the community's name was switched to Palm Harbor in 1925. Despite its humble beginnings in citrus farming, Palm Harbor has in recent years become one of the most affluent communities in the Tampa Bay area.

Arts and Entertainment in Palm Harbor

Palm Harbor is home to the North Pinellas Historical Museum, an historic home built around 1915 by Judge Thomas William Hartley, one of the area's early settlers. The museum features a variety of exhibits on the history of Palm Harbor and surrounding communities, focusing on the period comprising first settlement in the 1800s up to the present day. Outdoor recreation is also plentiful in Palm Harbor. Due to its direct access to the Gulf of Mexico, Palm Harbor offers facilities for fishing, boating and diving. For land recreation, the Pinellas Trail offers 34 miles of jogging, biking, strolling and other forms of outdoor activities. There are also public parks for barbecues and picnics, as well as fields for baseball, softball and soccer.

The Tampa Bay area offers a wide variety of popular attractions, including the following:

  • Adventure Island (Tampa).
  • Busch Gardens (Tampa).
  • The Florida Aquarium (Tampa).
  • Gulf Coast Museum of Art (Largo).
  • Florida Museum of Natural History (Tampa).
  • Florida Strawberry Festival (Plant City).
  • Florida International Museum (St. Petersburg).
  • Gasparilla Pirate Festival (Tampa).
  • Lowry Park Zoo (Tampa).
  • Salvadore Dali Museum (St. Petersburg).
  • The Florida Botanical Gardens (Largo).

The Tampa Bay area is also home to some of Florida's top sports teams, including football's Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NFL), baseball's Tampa Bay Devil Rays (MLB) and hockey's Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL). Baseball of the minor league variety can be found in Tampa, home of the Tampa Yankees (Class single-A affiliate of the New York Yankees) and in Clearwater, home of the Clearwater Threshers (Class single-A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies). Springtime visitors can catch some Grapefruit League action at the following nearby Spring Training sites:

  • Bright House Networks Field in Clearwater (Philadelphia Phillies).
  • Legends Field in Tampa (New York Yankees).
  • Al Lang Field in St. Petersburg (Tampa Bay Devil Rays).

Demographics

People

Total Population60,236
Male Share of the Population46.7%
Female Share of the Population53.3%
Senior Citizens26.1%
Employed Population 16+27,780
Age of the Population50

Families

% of people married52.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher34.3%
Median Earnings25+$40,029
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,882
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,490

Wealth

Median Family Income$72,572
% Above Poverty Level91.7%
% Below Poverty Level8.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home8.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.4%
% Using Public Transportation0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone34.6%
Median Gross Rent$1,136
Median House Value$178,300

Ancestry

German18.4%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)18.3%
Irish16.5%
Italian12%
English11.9%
Polish5.2%
French Except Basque4%
Scottish2.4%
Greek2.3%
Swedish2%
Dutch1.5%
Russian1.4%
Norwegian1.2%
Arab1.2%
Welsh0.9%
Egyptian0.9%
Canadian0.7%
Hungarian0.7%
Ukrainian0.6%
Czech0.5%
Austrian0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Slovak0.4%
Swiss0.4%
Portuguese0.3%
Albanian0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Croatian0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Finnish0.3%
West Indian0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Iranian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Belgian0.1%
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Palm Harbor Almanac

CategoryValue
County Pinellas County
Standard Zip Codes34683, 34684, 34685
P.O. Box Zip Codes34682
Phone Area Codes727
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude28.08
Approximate Longitude-82.76

Palm Harbor 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
Distance5.1 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 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
StationSAINT LEO
Distance35.1 miles
Jan Temp48 to 72 F
Apr Temp58 to 84 F
Jul Temp72 to 92 F
Oct Temp63 to 85 F
Annual Precip53.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Belleair3,958$97,788
Clearwater111,747$58,158
Dunedin35,882$60,100
Oldsmar14,023$66,196
Safety Harbor17,268$77,500
Tarpon Springs24,244$61,860

Palm Harbor Public Schools

Ozona Elementary School
601 Tampa Rd
ZIP: 34683
(727) 724-1589
Primary
Total Enrollment 726
Palm Harbor Community School
1900 Omaha St
ZIP: 34683
(727) 669-1140
Other
Palm Harbor Middle School
1800 Tampa Rd
ZIP: 34683
(727) 669-1146
Middle
Total Enrollment 1375
Palm Harbor University High
1900 Omaha St
ZIP: 34683
(727) 669-1131
High
Total Enrollment 2522
Plato Academy Palm Harbor Charter School
1601 Curlew Rd
ZIP: 34683
(727) 286-6249
Primary
Total Enrollment 364
Sutherland Elementary School
3150 N Belcher Rd
ZIP: 34683
(727) 724-1466
Primary
Total Enrollment 631
Curlew Creek Elementary School
3030 Curlew Rd
ZIP: 34684
(727) 724-1423
Primary
Total Enrollment 664
Highland Lakes Elementary School
1230 Highlands Blvd
ZIP: 34684
(727) 724-1429
Primary
Total Enrollment 575
Joseph L. Carwise Middle School
3301 Bentley Dr
ZIP: 34684
(727) 724-1442
Middle
Total Enrollment 1067
Lake St. George Elementary School
2855 County Road 95
ZIP: 34684
(727) 669-1161
Primary
Total Enrollment 590
Cypress Woods Elementary School
4900 Cypress Woods Blvd
ZIP: 34685
(727) 538-7325
Primary
Total Enrollment 754

Palm Harbor Private Schools

New Horizons Country Day School
2060 Nebraska Ave
ZIP: 34683
Elementary
Total Enrollment 21
Palm Harbor Montessori Academy
2355 Nebraska Ave
ZIP: 34683
Elementary
Total Enrollment 104
Santina Bay Academy
2708 Alt 19 Ste 505
ZIP: 34683
Secondary
Total Enrollment 31
Spring Valley School
2109 Nebraska Ave
ZIP: 34683
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 21
Suncoast Waldorf School
1857 Curlew Rd
ZIP: 34683
Elementary
Total Enrollment 93
Westlake Christian School
1551 Belcher Rd
ZIP: 34683
Elementary
Total Enrollment 302
Huntington Learning Center
33223 Us Highway 19 N
ZIP: 34684
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 11
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