Safety Harbor, FL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Safety Harbor, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Safety Harbor had a population of 17,109 as of July 1, 2016. Safety Harbor 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 Safety Harbor is located at latitude 28.0066 and longitude -82.6979 in Pinellas County. The formal boundaries for the City of Safety Harbor (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.92 sq. miles and a water area of 0.17 sq. miles. Pinellas County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 20 feet.

The City of Safety Harbor (GNIS ID: 2405388) 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 Safety Harbor is located within Clearwater CCD of Pinellas County.

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

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


Total Population 17,109
Population in Households 16,945
Population in Familes 13,339
Population in Group Qrtrs 164
Population Density1 3,480
Diversity Index2 32


Total Households 7,355
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 4,624
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,195 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,722 (69.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,633 (19.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 840 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $233,358
Average Home Value $286,600


Median Household Income $57,979
Average Household Income $82,361
Per Capita Income $36,238
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.28% 0.59%
Households 0.15% 0.51%
Families -0.2% 0.44%
Median Household Income   3.26%
Per Capita Income   1.82%
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.

Safety Harbor, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Safety Harbor 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 # 212 77th
Population Density1 # 207 78th
Diversity Index2 # 620 33rd
Median Household Income # 221 76th
Per Capita Income # 189 80th

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