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Overview

Introduction to Treasure Island, Florida

Treasure Island, Florida, in Pinellas county, is 5 miles W of St. Petersburg, Florida (center to center) and 22 miles SW of Tampa, Florida. It's part of the surrounding Tampa-Saint Petersburg-Clearwater metro area.

Treasure Island History

Treasure Island was formerly settled by the Timucua tribe who continued to trade with other Indian tribes until Panfilo de Narvaez arrived in the area in 1528. He decimated numerous birds and inhabitants before he left the community in search of gold. The town is said to have gotten its name because a couple of wooden chests were discovered on the beach, which were claimed to have contained treasure. Soon, the people began to call the community "Treasure Island." It is also said that Noel A. Mitchell, who was a developer, was responsible for giving the area its present name. He tried to bolster land sales by spreading news that the community had buried treasure. After World War II through the 1950s, the area flourished in terms of real estate.

Treasure Island and Nearby Attractions

  • Florida International Museum.
  • Hillsborough River State Park.
  • Salvador Dali Museum.
  • Honeymoon Island State Park.
  • Pinellas County Heritage Village.
  • Egmont Key State Park.

Things To Do In Treasure Island

There are numerous parks in the community which are ideal for short day-trips. Some of the parks are the Anclote Key Preserve State Park, the Fort De Soto Park and the Honeymoon Island State Park. The Clearwater Marine Aquarium, the Florida State Fairgrounds and the Big Cat Rescue are among other notable local attractions. The popular animal parks in the area include the Lowry Park Zoo and The Jungle. Golf enthusiasts can visit Twin Brooks Golf Course, the Tides Golf Club and Smuggler's Cove Adventure Golf. Those interested in local history and culture can tour area museums such as the Florida International Museum, the Pinellas County Heritage Village, the Science Center of Pinellas County and the Museum of Science and Industry.

Treasure Island Transportation

St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport is the closest major international airport.

Treasure Island Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued at the University of Tampa, Saint Leo University and Hillsborough Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,827
Male Share of the Population47.2%
Female Share of the Population52.8%
Senior Citizens33.1%
Employed Population 16+2,941
Age of the Population57

Families

% of people married56.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher42.2%
Median Earnings25+$45,194
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$32,083
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,279

Wealth

Median Family Income$95,938
% Above Poverty Level91.7%
% Below Poverty Level8.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home12.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone42.6%
Median Gross Rent$1,224
Median House Value$347,800

Ancestry

Irish16.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)11.1%
English10.4%
Italian9.7%
Polish5.7%
French Except Basque4.2%
Scottish3.8%
Russian2.5%
Greek1.7%
Dutch1.5%
Canadian1%
Czech0.9%
Norwegian0.9%
Austrian0.7%
Swedish0.7%
Danishn0.6%
Portuguese0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Swiss0.4%
Ukrainian0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Finnish0.3%
Brazilian0.3%
Belgian0.2%
Arab0.2%
Maltese0.2%
Serbian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Romanian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
German0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Treasure Island Almanac

CategoryValue
County Pinellas County
Standard Zip Codes33706
P.O. Box Zip Codes33740
Phone Area Codes727
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude27.75
Approximate Longitude-82.64

Treasure Island 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
Distance8.3 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
Distance19.9 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
Distance27.7 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
Gulfport12,222$60,112
Madeira Beach4,343$79,125
Redington Beach1,489$84,837
South Pasadena5,040$62,500
St. Pete Beach9,528$82,472
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