Clearwater, Florida Population 2021

118,190
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Clearwater is a city located in Florida. 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. For every 100 females there are 91.5 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: 79.83%
  • Black or African American: 10.85%
  • Two or more races: 3.76%
  • Asian: 2.62%
  • Other race: 2.35%
  • Native American: 0.42%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.18%
The current population of Clearwater, Florida is 118,190, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 116,324.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 107,685.

Clearwater, Florida Population 2021

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

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20213,275,20040,1901.23%
20203,235,01040,1801.24%
20193,194,83040,1801.26%
20183,154,65047,7301.51%
20173,106,92057,9601.87%
20163,048,96065,0302.13%
20152,983,93056,5301.89%
20142,927,40046,8601.60%
20132,880,54036,9001.28%
20122,843,64030,3701.07%
20112,813,27024,9000.89%
20102,788,3700.00%

Clearwater Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White91,93279.83%
Black or African American12,50010.85%
Two or More Races4,3263.76%
Asian3,0132.62%
Some Other Race2,7042.35%
American Indian and Alaska Native4810.42%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2030.18%
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Clearwater Population by Race

Clearwater Population Pyramid 2021

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Clearwater Median Age

45.4


Total

43.6


Male

46.9


Female

Clearwater Adults

There are 93,925 adults, (25,928 of whom are seniors) in Clearwater.

Clearwater Age Dependency

69.4

Age Dependency Ratio

38.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Clearwater Sex Ratio

Female

60,150

52.23%

Male

55,009

47.77%

Clearwater Population by Age

Clearwater Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Clearwater Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married73.7%26.3%
All58.5%41.5%
Non Family51.1%48.9%
Male50.5%49.5%
Female37.6%62.4%

58.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Clearwater Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All47,5932.3758.5
Non Family21,0031.2951.1
Married18,9782.9773.7
Female5,6853.8437.6
Male1,9273.950.5

3.15

Average Family Size

2.37

Average Household Size

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Clearwater Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,2923.80%
9th to 12th Grade5,5046.35%
High School Graduate24,03927.74%
Some College19,84522.90%
Associates Degree7,6478.82%
Bachelors Degree17,49520.19%
Graduate Degree8,84710.21%
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Clearwater Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Clearwater Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White63,53159,34621,411
Hispanic11,6499,0062,173
Black8,1736,4931,376
Asian2,3692,1801,225
Other Race1,7581,455399
Multiple Races1,4471,014250
Native American30730540
Islander9090

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 51.71%.

Clearwater Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,012$38,054$31,953
Less Than High School$22,066$25,685$20,366
High School Grad$26,989$28,913$25,184
Some College$33,889$38,139$31,737
Bachelors Degree$47,342$53,923$43,179
Graduate Degree$58,426$75,714$51,664

$35,012

Average Earnings

$38,054

Average Male

$31,953

Average Female

Clearwater Earnings by Educational Attainment

Clearwater Language by Age

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Clearwater Language

78.85% of Clearwater residents speak only English, while 21.15% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.97% of the population.

Clearwater Language

Clearwater Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White75,9158,91411.74%
Hispanic20,0034,67623.38%
Black12,2913,36927.41%
Multiple4,2731,07925.25%
Other2,70443416.05%
Asian3,0082839.41%
Native4815511.43%

15.39%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.36%

Male Poverty Rate

16.33%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Clearwater

The race most likely to be in poverty in Clearwater is Black, with 27.41% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Clearwater is Asian, with 9.41% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.16%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.81%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.51%.

Clearwater Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School26.28%
High School18.80%
Some College10.47%
Bachelors or Greater7.47%

Clearwater Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed48.78%
Male Unemployed32.39%
Male Employed6.75%
Female Employed6.52%

Clearwater Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Clearwater Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$48,691$72,536
Families$67,661$90,172
Married Families$81,822$106,599
Non Families$32,610$47,974
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Income by Household Type

Clearwater Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

42.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.8%

Male Marriage Rate

40.2%

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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9,155

Number of Veterans

8,338

Male Veterans

817

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam3,337
First Gulf War1,774
Second Gulf War1,230
Korea1,020
World War II464

Clearwater Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 742,646
75+2,471
35 to 541,863
55 to 641,617
18 to 34558

Clearwater Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White8,01410.33%
Hispanic7255.30%
Black7097.53%
Other1567.73%
Asian1566.06%
2 or More985.31%
Indian226.85%

Clearwater Veterans by Race

Clearwater Veterans by Education

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11.85%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.00%

Veteran Disability Rate

Clearwater Veterans by Education

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59%

Labor Force Participation

54.8%

Employment Rate

7%

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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29.08%

Born in Florida

83.42%

Native Born

16.58%

Foreign Born

7.94%

Non Citizen

8.64%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

83.42% of Clearwater residents were born in the United States, with 29.08% having been born in Florida. 7.94% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021118,1906220.53%
2020117,5686220.53%
2019116,9466220.53%
2018116,3248420.73%
2017115,4821,3071.14%
2016114,1751,2361.09%
2015112,9391,7721.59%
2014111,1678880.81%
2013110,2797410.68%
2012109,5383340.31%
2011109,2041520.14%
2010109,0522650.02%
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%

Clearwater Population by Year