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Clearwater, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Clearwater had a population of 112,128 as of July 1, 2016. Clearwater ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Florida. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Clearwater is located at latitude 27.9803 and longitude -82.7682 in Pinellas County. The formal boundaries for the City of Clearwater (see map below) encompass a land area of 25.68 sq. miles and a water area of 14.06 sq. miles. Pinellas County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 30 feet.

The City of Clearwater (GNIS ID: 2404067) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Clearwater is located within Clearwater CCD of Pinellas County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Clearwater population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Clearwater: Clearwater Harbor.

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Clearwater, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 112,128
Population in Households 108,608
Population in Familes 77,400
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,520
Population Density1 4,367
Diversity Index2 55


Total Households 49,099
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 26,700
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 61,238 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 26,636 (43.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 22,463 (36.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 12,139 (19.8%)
Median Home Value $173,503
Average Home Value $246,308


Median Household Income $42,500
Average Household Income $63,576
Per Capita Income $28,910
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.61% 0.78%
Households 0.43% 0.69%
Families 0.29% 0.58%
Median Household Income   2.72%
Per Capita Income   1.66%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Clearwater, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Clearwater to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 16 98th
Population Density1 # 147 84th
Diversity Index2 # 339 63rd
Median Household Income # 535 42nd
Per Capita Income # 327 65th

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