Clearwater is a city located in Pinellas County Florida. It is also the county seat of Pinellas County. With a 2020 population of 118,190, it is the 17th largest city in Florida and the 247th largest city in the United States . Clearwater is currently growing at a rate of 0.53% annually and its population has increased by 9.76% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 107,685 in 2010. Clearwater reached it's highest population of 118,190 in 2021. Spanning over 36 miles, Clearwater has a population density of 4,532 people per square mile.
The average household income in Clearwater is $72,536 with a poverty rate of 15.39%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,092 per month, and the median house value is $206,300. The median age in Clearwater is 45.4 years, 43.6 years for males, and 46.9 years for females.
Clearwater 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 Age and Gender Statistics
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.