Clearwater, FL Profile: Facts & Data


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Clearwater, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Clearwater had a population of 115,276 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Clearwater: Clearwater Harbor.

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Clearwater, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 115,276
Population in Households 111,772
Population in Familes 78,980
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,504
Population Density2 4,490
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $46,686
Average Household Income $69,354
Per Capita Income $31,291


Total Housing Units 62,374 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 27,293 (43.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 22,961 (36.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 12,120 (19.4%)
Median Home Value $196,477
Average Home Value $262,112


Total Households 50,254
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 27,331
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.8% 0.89%
Households 0.61% 0.87%
Families 0.5% 0.76%
Median Household Income   2.67%
Per Capita Income   3.28%

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, 2018 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 # 17 98th
Population Density # 149 84th
Diversity Index # 339 63rd
Median Household Income # 522 43rd
Per Capita Income # 331 64th

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