Clearwater, Florida Population 2020

119,116
Loading...

Clearwater is a city located in Florida. With a 2020 population of 119,116, it is the 16th largest city in Florida and the 242nd largest city in the United States. Clearwater is currently growing at a rate of 1.12% annually and its population has increased by 10.62% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 107,685 in 2010. Spanning over 36 miles, Clearwater has a population density of 4,567 people per square mile.

The average household income in Clearwater is $69,844 with a poverty rate of 15.89%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,052 per month, and the median house value is $191,600. The median age in Clearwater is 44.4 years, 42.4 years for males, and 46.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 92.7 males.

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: 79.43%
  • Black or African American: 11.49%
  • Two or more races: 3.65%
  • Other race: 2.60%
  • Asian: 2.40%
  • Native American: 0.31%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.13%
The current population of Clearwater, Florida is 119,116, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 116,478.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 107,685.

Clearwater, Florida Population 2020

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20203,245,54051,4401.58%
20193,194,10051,4401.61%
20183,142,66051,4401.64%
20173,091,22057,0001.84%
20163,034,22064,9702.14%
20152,969,25056,3701.90%
20142,912,88042,5201.46%
20132,870,36024,6400.86%
20122,845,72016,9700.60%
20112,828,75040,3801.43%
20102,788,3700.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White90,55779.43%
Black or African American13,09511.49%
Two or More Races4,1583.65%
Some Other Race2,9622.60%
Asian2,7392.40%
American Indian and Alaska Native3530.31%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1510.13%
Loading...

Clearwater Population Pyramid 2020

Loading...

Clearwater Median Age

44.4


Total

42.4


Male

46.5


Female

Clearwater Adults

There are 92,642 adults, (24,926 of whom are seniors) in Clearwater.

Clearwater Age Dependency

68.4

Age Dependency Ratio

36.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Clearwater Sex Ratio

Female

59,182

51.91%

Male

54,833

48.09%

Clearwater Households and Families

Clearwater Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Loading...

Clearwater Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married73.8%26.2%
All57.9%42.1%
Non Family50.2%49.8%
Male50.1%49.9%
Female37.5%62.5%

57.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All46,6672.457.9
Non Family20,4971.2650.2
Married18,3983.0273.8
Female5,7353.937.5
Male2,0373.9550.1

3.2

Average Family Size

2.4

Average Household Size

6.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Loading...

Clearwater Education

Loading...
Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,1163.68%
9th to 12th Grade5,6416.66%
High School Graduate24,08828.44%
Some College19,58423.12%
Associates Degree7,8299.24%
Bachelors Degree16,01918.91%
Graduate Degree8,4229.94%
Loading...

Clearwater Educational Attainment by Race

Loading...
Name Total High School Bachelors
White62,00657,63520,173
Hispanic11,5999,1081,860
Black8,2386,6061,352
Asian2,0151,807922
Other Race1,7321,403283
Multiple Races1,4041,004209
Native American24023733
Islander6262

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 45.76%.

Loading...
Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,667$35,737$31,780
Less Than High School$21,357$24,283$18,708
High School Grad$27,003$28,435$25,200
Some College$33,083$34,953$31,833
Bachelors Degree$46,657$54,214$41,588
Graduate Degree$54,141$71,213$50,449

$33,667

Average Earnings

$35,737

Average Male

$31,780

Average Female

Clearwater Language

Clearwater Language by Age

Loading...

Clearwater Language

79.07% of Clearwater residents speak only English, while 20.93% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 12.70% of the population.

Clearwater Poverty

Clearwater Poverty by Race

Loading...
Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White74,5588,80711.81%
Hispanic20,1614,78823.75%
Black12,8723,28825.54%
Multiple4,1061,13827.72%
Asian2,73970025.56%
Other2,96244114.89%
Native353154.25%

15.89%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.05%

Male Poverty Rate

16.66%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Clearwater

The race most likely to be in poverty in Clearwater is Multiple, with 27.72% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Clearwater is Native, with 4.25% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.04%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.06%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.48%.

Loading...
Name Poverty
Less Than High School25.94%
High School17.84%
Some College10.78%
Bachelors or Greater7.42%
Loading...
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed44.82%
Male Unemployed36.42%
Female Employed7.23%
Male Employed7.10%

Clearwater Income

Clearwater Income by Household Type

Loading...
Name Median Mean
Households$47,070$69,844
Families$63,604$86,065
Married Families$76,726$100,882
Non Families$31,802$47,080
Loading...

Clearwater Marital Status

Clearwater Marital Status

Loading...

Marriage Rates

42.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.7%

Male Marriage Rate

39.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Clearwater Married by Age and Sex

Loading...

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

Loading...

Clearwater Veterans

Loading...

9,100

Number of Veterans

8,269

Male Veterans

831

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam3,030
First Gulf War1,775
Second Gulf War1,311
Korea1,079
World War II602
Loading...
Age Group Veterans
75+2,599
65 to 742,367
35 to 542,028
55 to 641,517
18 to 34589
Loading...
Name Veterans % of Total
White8,07010.55%
Hispanic8336.01%
Black6697.01%
Other1336.17%
2 or More1237.30%
Asian944.00%
Indian114.58%

Clearwater Veterans by Education

Loading...

10.47%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.15%

Veteran Disability Rate

Clearwater Employment Status

Loading...

58.9%

Labor Force Participation

54.9%

Employment Rate

6.7%

Unemployment Rate

Loading...
Loading...

Origin of Non-Citizens

Loading...

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Loading...

29.41%

Born in Florida

84.31%

Native Born

15.69%

Foreign Born

7.67%

Non Citizen

8.02%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

84.31% of Clearwater residents were born in the United States, with 29.41% having been born in Florida. 7.67% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020119,1161,3191.12%
2019117,7971,3191.13%
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%