Clearwater, Florida Population 2019

Clearwater is a city located in the state of Florida. It is located in Pinellas County, where it is the county seat. It is located near Tampa, Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Clearwater is home to the worldwide headquarters for the Church of Scientology and the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, as well as historic sites, parks, and Spectrum Field, where the Philadelphia Phillies train.

Clearwater’s last recorded population was 107,685 at the time of the last census in 2010. Recent estimates show that the population has climbed to 115,513 since the last census was taken.

City Size and Population Density

The city’s area is nearly 40 square miles, and it has a population density of over 4,419 people per square mile.

Clearwater Age and Gender Statistics

Residents between the ages of 25 and 44 make up the largest age group in the city, accounting for 27.6% of the total population. About 19.1% of the population is under 18, while 21.5% are at least 65 years old.

There are more women than men in Clearwater, with 91.8 males for every 100 females. About 12.3% of residents live below the federal poverty line.

About 8.55% of the population speaks Spanish as their first language. While English is the primary language spoken, some residents also speak French, German, Italian, and Greek.

Population Growth in Clearwater

The city’s population has grown steadily since the beginning of the 20th century. Though a population decline of 1% was recorded between the 2000 and 2010 census, recent estimates show that numbers are up 6.2% since the last census, indicating that this city still has room to grow.

Clearwater Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Clearwater was:

  • White: 80.47%
  • Black or African American: 10.57%
  • Two or more races: 3.12%
  • Other race: 2.89%
  • Asian: 2.30%
  • Native American: 0.51%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.13%

Clearwater, Florida's estimated population is 116,478 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Clearwater, Florida is the 16th largest city in Florida based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 4490.82 people/mi² (1733.91 people/km²), with a household density of 876.75 people/km² (2270.78 people/mi²).

The overall median age is 44.1 years, 42.7 years for males, and 45.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 92.2 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 58,897 households in the city, with an average size of people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 3.5%, with a median rent of $992/month. The median house has 4.6 rooms, and has a value of $172,900.

The median income for households in Clearwater, Florida is $45,631, while the mean household income is $68,093.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2018116,4781,0020.87%
2017115,4761,3191.16%
2016114,1571,2811.13%
2015112,8761,8111.63%
2014111,0658950.81%
2013110,1707500.69%
2012109,4203450.32%
2011109,0751420.13%
2010108,9331460.01%
2000108,78710,0030.97%
199098,78413,6141.49%
198085,17033,0965.04%
197052,07417,4214.16%
196034,65319,0728.32%
195015,5815,4454.39%
194010,1362,5292.91%
19307,6070.00%
Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20183,142,66351,4381.64%
20173,091,22557,0101.84%
20163,034,21564,9642.14%
20152,969,25156,3761.90%
20142,912,87542,5201.46%
20132,870,35524,6360.86%
20122,845,71916,9710.60%
20112,828,74840,3811.43%
20102,788,3670.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White90,767
Black or African American11,922
Two or More Races3,517
Some Other Race3,259
Asian2,597
American Indian and Alaska Native580
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander152

Clearwater Population Pyramid 2019

Clearwater Median Age

44.1


Total

42.7


Male

45.9


Female

Clearwater Adults

There are 91,779 adults, (24,120 of whom are seniors) in Clearwater.

Clearwater Age Dependency

66.7

Age Dependency Ratio

35.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Clearwater Sex Ratio

Female

58,691

52.03%

Male

54,103

47.97%

Clearwater Households and Families

Clearwater Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Clearwater Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married73.7%26.3%
All57.6%42.4%
Non Family49.6%50.4%
Male49.1%50.9%
Female36.8%63.2%

57.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All46,4382.3857.6
Non Family20,5271.2749.6
Married18,3983.0373.7
Female5,5413.8236.8
Male1,9723.9249.1

3.17

Average Family Size

2.38

Average Household Size

6.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.9%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Clearwater Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,1813.80%
9th to 12th Grade5,6976.80%
High School Graduate23,79628.40%
Some College19,83023.67%
Associates Degree8,3139.92%
Bachelors Degree15,36018.33%
Graduate Degree7,6119.08%

Clearwater Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White61,99957,59619,119
Hispanic11,0898,6221,695
Black7,6965,9461,115
Asian2,0001,834880
Other Race1,7581,395236
Multiple Races1,4051,098269
Native American39334555
Islander7272

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 44.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,389$35,068$30,984
Less Than High School$20,067$22,224$17,167
High School Grad$26,676$29,018$23,581
Some College$32,098$33,279$31,340
Bachelors Degree$47,267$57,917$41,362
Graduate Degree$52,345$72,813$46,124

$32,389

Average Earnings

$35,068

Average Male

$30,984

Average Female

Clearwater Language

Clearwater Language by Age

Clearwater Language

79.47% of Clearwater residents speak only English, while 20.53% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 12.36% of the population.

Clearwater Poverty

Clearwater Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White75,5598,66911.47%
Hispanic19,0034,95126.05%
Black11,7173,11426.58%
Other3,2591,04332.00%
Multiple3,47086724.99%
Asian2,58167526.15%
Native580142.41%

15.86%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.78%

Male Poverty Rate

16.86%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Clearwater

The race most likely to be in poverty in Clearwater is Other, with 32.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Clearwater is Native, with 2.41% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.66%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.46%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.89%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School25.51%
High School18.00%
Some College10.40%
Bachelors or Greater6.91%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed38.89%
Female Unemployed38.71%
Female Employed7.41%
Male Employed6.33%

Clearwater Income

Clearwater Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$45,631$68,093
Families$60,540$84,141
Married Families$75,423$98,754
Non Families$31,534$45,574

Clearwater Marital Status

Clearwater Marital Status

Marriage Rates

42.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.3%

Male Marriage Rate

39.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Clearwater Married by Age and Sex

Clearwater Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Clearwater Marital Status by Race

Clearwater Veterans

9,056

Number of Veterans

8,359

Male Veterans

697

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam2,903
First Gulf War1,742
Korea1,189
Second Gulf War1,137
World War II628
Age Group Veterans
75+2,613
65 to 742,186
35 to 542,029
55 to 641,634
18 to 34594

Clearwater Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White8,11910.64%
Hispanic7915.97%
Black6427.28%
Other1275.90%
Asian713.12%
2 or More704.18%
Indian276.98%

Clearwater Veterans by Education

10.36%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.01%

Veteran Disability Rate

Clearwater Employment Status

58.8%

Labor Force Participation

54.6%

Employment Rate

7.2%

Unemployment Rate

Clearwater Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

29.51%

Born in Florida

85.02%

Native Born

14.98%

Foreign Born

7.21%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

85.02% of Clearwater residents were born in the United States, with 29.51% having been born in Florida. 7.21% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.