Clearwater, Florida Population 2022

119,214
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Clearwater is a city located in Pinellas County Florida. It is also the county seat of Pinellas County. With a 2020 population of 119,214, it is the 19th largest city in Florida and the 256th largest city in the United States. Clearwater is currently growing at a rate of 0.81% annually and its population has increased by 1.64% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 117,292 in 2020. Spanning over 36 miles, Clearwater has a population density of 4,571 people per square mile.

The average household income in Clearwater is $72,536 with a poverty rate of 15.26%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,167 per month, and the median house value is $225,600. 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.

Clearwater Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Clearwaterwas:

  • 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 119,214 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 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Clearwater Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Clearwater Population by Race

Clearwater Population Pyramid 2022

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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

Age Dependency Ratio

39.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Clearwater Sex Ratio

Female

60,498

52.16%

Male

55,477

47.84%

Clearwater Population by Age

Clearwater Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Clearwater Household Types

58.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Clearwater Households and Families

3.13

Average Family Size

2.36

Average Household Size

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Clearwater Households by Type

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Clearwater Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Clearwater Educational Attainment by Race

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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 49.14%.

Clearwater Educational Attainment by Race

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$36,916

Average Earnings

$40,936

Average Male

$33,168

Average Female

Clearwater Earnings by Educational Attainment

Clearwater Language by Age

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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

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15.26%

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 30.15% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Clearwater is Other, with NaN% 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

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Clearwater Poverty Rate by Education

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Clearwater Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Clearwater Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Clearwater Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.4%

Male Marriage Rate

41.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Clearwater Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Clearwater Marital Status

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8,707

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Clearwater Veterans by War

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Clearwater Veterans by Age

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Clearwater Veterans by Race

Clearwater Veterans by Education

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10.95%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.18%

Veteran Disability Rate

Clearwater Veterans by Education

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59%

Labor Force Participation

55.2%

Employment Rate

6.4%

Unemployment Rate

Clearwater Employment by Age

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Clearwater Employment by Race

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Clearwater Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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32.51%

Born in Clearwater

82.82%

Native Born

17.18%

Foreign Born

7.61%

Non Citizen

9.57%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

82.82% of Clearwater residents were born in the United States, with 32.51% having been born in Florida. 7.61% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Clearwater Population by Year