Clearwater, Florida Population 2023

120,175

Clearwater is a city located in Pinellas County Florida. It is also the county seat of Pinellas County. With a 2023 population of 120,175, it is the 19th largest city in Florida and the 258th largest city in the United States.Clearwater is currently growing at a rate of 0.81% annually and its population has increased by 2.46% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 117,292 in 2020. Spanning over 36 miles, Clearwater has a population density of 4,608 people per square mile.

The average household income in Clearwater is $72,536 with a poverty rate of 17.97%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Clearwater is 45.2 years, 44.2 years for males, and 46 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.

Clearwater Demographics

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

  • White: 76.63%
  • Black or African American: 11.91%
  • Two or more races: 5.06%
  • Asian: 2.97%
  • Other race: 2.96%
  • Native American: 0.39%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.07%
The current population of Clearwater, Florida is 120,175 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 117,292.

Clearwater, Florida Population 2023

Population by Race

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Clearwater Population by Race

Clearwater Population Pyramid 2023

Clearwater Median Age

45.2

Total

44.2

Male

46

Female

Clearwater Adults

There are 94,070 adults, (26,437 of whom are seniors) in Clearwater.

Clearwater Age Dependency

71.5

Age Dependency Ratio

39.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Clearwater Sex Ratio

Female60,49852.16%
Male55,47747.84%

Clearwater Population by Age

Clearwater Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

3.13

Average Family Size

2.36

Average Household Size

58.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Clearwater Households and Families

Male

Female

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Clearwater Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Clearwater Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 86.53%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 41.62%.

Clearwater Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$36,916

Average Earnings

$40,936

Average Male

$33,168

Average Female

Clearwater Earnings by Educational Attainment

Clearwater Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Clearwater Language

78.75% of Clearwater residents speak only English, while 21.25% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.42% of the population.

Clearwater Language

Clearwater Poverty by Race

rate

17.97%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.00%

Male Poverty Rate

15.50%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Clearwater

The race most likely to be in poverty in Clearwater is Black, with 38.40% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Clearwater is Native, with 11.11% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.68%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.04%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.14%.

Clearwater Poverty

Clearwater Poverty Rate by Education

Clearwater Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Clearwater Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Clearwater Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

44.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.4%

Male Marriage Rate

41.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Clearwater Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Clearwater Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

8,707

Number of Veterans

7,984

Male Veterans

723

Female Veterans

Clearwater Veterans by War

Clearwater Veterans by Age

count

Clearwater Veterans by Race

Clearwater Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

10.95%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.18%

Veteran Disability Rate

Clearwater Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

59%

Labor Force Participation

55.2%

Employment Rate

6.4%

Unemployment Rate

Clearwater Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Clearwater Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Clearwater Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

32.14%

Born in Clearwater

81.89%

Native Born

16.99%

Foreign Born

7.53%

Non Citizen

9.46%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

81.89% of Clearwater residents were born in the United States, with 32.14% having been born in Florida. 7.53% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Clearwater Place of Birth

Note: data after 2020 is projected based on recent growth

Clearwater Population by Year