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Overview

Introduction to Safety Harbor, Florida

Safety Harbor, Florida, in Pinellas county, is 6 miles E of Clearwater, Florida (center to center) and 14 miles W of Tampa, Florida. The city is included in the Tampa-Saint Petersburg-Clearwater metropolitan area.

Safety Harbor History

Safety Harbor was earlier known as Worth’s Harbor. It used to be inhabited by the Tocobago and Timucuan Indians. Spanish explorers landed in this area around 1528, the first being Panfilo de Narvaez. He was followed by another Spaniard, Hernando De Soto in 1539. The modern settlement of Safety Harbor began with a Frenchman, Count Odet Philippe. The city was incorporated in 1917.

Safety Harbor and Nearby Attractions

  • Espiritu Santo Springs.
  • Tocobaga Mound, Philippe Park.
  • Safety Harbor Public Library.
  • Safety Harbor Resort and Spa.
  • Safety Harbor City Hall.

Safety Harbor Activities

Safety Harbor is a quaint city with a pleasant, laid back atmosphere. It is famous for the Safety Harbor Resort and Spa which is set up on 22 acres of waterfront. It is a quiet and peaceful town which makes it an ideal place to escape from the stresses of modern living. Visitors enjoy going to the Safety Harbor Farmer’s Market, which is an open air market where people can purchase fresh vegetables, fruits and smoked fish. Residents and tourists also enjoy a variety of water sports.

Safety Harbor Transportation

Clearwater Air Park is the nearest airport.

Safety Harbor Higher Education

Hillsborough Community College provides college level education nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population17,268
Male Share of the Population47.9%
Female Share of the Population52.1%
Senior Citizens21.8%
Employed Population 16+8,369
Age of the Population49

Families

% of people married52.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher39.8%
Median Earnings25+$40,014
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,383
Median Earnings With High School Degree$23,125

Wealth

Median Family Income$77,500
% Above Poverty Level91%
% Below Poverty Level9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home6.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.7%
% Using Public Transportation1%

Housing

People Living Alone29.6%
Median Gross Rent$1,120
Median House Value$216,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)20.4%
German17.1%
Irish13.9%
Italian11.9%
English10%
Polish5%
French Except Basque3.5%
Dutch2.5%
Scottish2.3%
Swedish1.2%
Welsh1.1%
Canadian1.1%
Norwegian1%
African0.8%
Greek0.7%
Hungarian0.6%
Austrian0.6%
Serbian0.5%
Portuguese0.4%
Czech0.4%
Russian0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Finnish0.2%
Cypriot0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
Turkish0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
Slovene0.1%
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Safety Harbor Almanac

CategoryValue
County Pinellas County
Standard Zip Codes34695
Phone Area Codes727
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude28
Approximate Longitude-82.69

Safety 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)

StationTAMPA INTL AP
Distance9.9 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
Distance33.3 miles
Jan Temp49 to 72 F
Apr Temp59 to 81 F
Jul Temp72 to 90 F
Oct Temp65 to 85 F
Annual Precip52 inches
StationBRADENTON 5 ESE
Distance39.5 miles
Jan Temp51 to 72 F
Apr Temp60 to 82 F
Jul Temp73 to 91 F
Oct Temp65 to 85 F
Annual Precip54.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Belleair3,958$97,788
Clearwater111,747$58,158
Dunedin35,882$60,100
Largo80,678$51,658
Oldsmar14,023$66,196
Palm Harbor60,236$72,572

Safety Harbor Hospitals

Mease Countryside Hospital
(Non-profit)
3231 Mcmullen Booth Rd
(727) 725-6111

Safety Harbor Public Schools

Safety Harbor Elementary School
535 5th Ave N
ZIP: 34695
(727) 724-1462
Primary
Total Enrollment 662
Safety Harbor Middle School
901 1st Ave N
ZIP: 34695
(727) 724-1400
Middle
Total Enrollment 1319

Safety Harbor Private Schools

Northbay Christian Academy
2200 Marshall St
ZIP: 34695
Elementary
Total Enrollment 86
Espiritu Santo Catholic School
2405a Phillippe Pkwy
ZIP: 34695
Elementary
Total Enrollment 416
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