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Pinellas County is a county located in the state of Florida. Its county seat is Clearwater, Florida, and its largest city is St. Petersburg. The county is contained entirely within area code (727), except for sections of Oldsmar, which has area code 813. It shares area code 727 with parts of West Pasco County, and Pinellas along with Hillsborough County, Florida comprises the Tampa-St.Pete metro area, often called the Tampa Bay area.


Pinellas County seceded from Hillsborough County in 1911, and was named for the Spanish Punta Piņal ("Point of Pines" or "Piney Point". The Pinellas Peninsula (which divides Tampa Bay from the Gulf of Mexico) and a small part of the mainland was incorporated into the county.

Pinellas County Population by year

2000 921,482
1990 851,659
1980 728,531
1970 522,329
1960 374,665
1950 159,249
1940 91,852
1930 62,149
1920 28,265


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,574 km˛ (608 mi˛). 725 km˛ (280 mi˛) of it is land and 849 km˛ (328 mi˛) of it (53.94%) is water.

Adjacent Counties

  • Pasco County, Florida - north
  • Hillsborough County, Florida - east


As of the census˛ of 2000, there were 921,482 people, 414,968 households, and 243,171 families residing in the county. The population density was 1,271/km˛ (3,292/mi˛), making it the most densely populated county in Florida. There were 481,573 housing units at an average density of 664/km˛ (1,720/mi˛).

There were 414,968 households out of which 22.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.80% were married couples living together, 10.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.40% were non-families. 34.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.77.

In the county the population was spread out with 19.30% under the age of 18, 6.40% from 18 to 24, 27.30% from 25 to 44, 24.50% from 45 to 64, and 22.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 91.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $37,111, and the median income for a family was $46,925. Males had a median income of $32,264 versus $26,281 for females. The per capita income for the county was $23,497. About 6.70% of families and 10.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.90% of those under age 18 and 8.20% of those age 65 or over.


Incorporated municipalities

  • Town of Belleair
  • City of Belleair Beach
  • City of Belleair Bluffs
  • Town of Belleair Shore
  • City of Clearwater
  • City of Dunedin
  • City of Gulfport
  • City of Indian Rocks Beach
  • Town of Indian Shores
  • Town of Kenneth City
  • City of Largo
  • City of Madeira Beach
  • Town of North Redington Beach
  • City of Oldsmar
  • City of Pinellas Park
  • Town of Redington Beach
  • Town of Redington Shores
  • City of Safety Harbor
  • City of Seminole
  • City of South Pasadena
  • City of St. Pete Beach
  • City of St. Petersburg
  • City of Tarpon Springs
  • City of Treasure Island


  • Bay Pines
  • East Lake
  • Feather Sound
  • Gandy
  • Harbor Bluffs
  • Palm Harbor
  • Ridgecrest
  • South Highpoint
  • Tierra Verde
  • West and East Lealman (Lealman)


Unincorporated Communities not Census Designated Places

  • Baskin (portion annexed by the city of Largo)
  • Crystal Beach
  • Curlew
  • Highpoint (portion in South Highpoint CDP)
  • Innisbrook
  • Oakhurst
  • Ozona
  • St. George
  • Seminole Park
  • Wall Springs
  • Walsingham



  • St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport
  • Albert Whitted Airport
  • Clearwater Air Park

Mass Transit

Pinellas County has the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority as the main bus line, with major stops at all local mall and service via Howard Franklin Bridge to Hillsborough County. The main bus terminal is located in Clearwater, with routes bisecting and crossing the entire county.


CSX operates a line through the county.

Major highways

  • Interstate 275 Interstate 
  • 175 Interstate 375 
  • U.S. Route 19 - Alternate 19 
  • U.S. Route 92 
  • East Lake Road/McMullen-Booth Road 
  • Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard 
  • Gulf Boulevard Tampa Road


The county is served by the Pinellas County Schools district.

External links

Government Links

Special Districts

Judicial branch

Links of interest

Progress Energy 800-700-8744

People Gas 727-895-3621
Clearwater Gas System 727-462-6340

Pinellas County 727-464-4714
Clearwater 727-562-4600
Dunedin 727-298-3100
Safety Harbor 727-724-1555
Tarpon Springs 727-938-3711

Verizon 800-483-4200

Bright House Network 800-255-7856

Pinellas County School Board 727-586-1818
Elementary registration 727-588-6095
General Information 727-588-6297
Health Information 727-588-6320
Kindergarten 727-588-6098
Prekindergarten 727-588-6106
Zoning and School Assignment 727-588-6210

Colleges and Universities
Eckerd College 727-867-1166
Florida Institute of Technology 727-576-4474
Poynter Institute for Media Studies 727-821-9494
St-Petersburg College 727-341-3600
Schiller International University 727-736-5082
Stetson University of Law 727-562-7800
Tampa College 727-530-9495
University of Phoenix 727-561-9008
University of South Florida / St. Petersburg 727-553-1536

East Lake Commuunity 727-773-2665
Gulf Beaches Public Library 727-391-2828
Gulfport Public Library 727-893-1073
Largo Public Library 727-587-6715
Oldsmar Public Library 813-855-5940
Palm Harbor Public Library 727-784-3332
Pinellas Park Public Library 727-541-0718
Safety Harbor Public Library 727-724-1525
St. Petersburg Public Library 727-893-7268
St. Pete Beach Public Library 727-363-9238
Seminole Public Library 727-397-2112
Tarpoon Springs Public Library 727-943-4922

Life Services
Sheriff (information) 727-582-6200
Fire (information) 727-582-2000

Medical Facilities
All Children's Hospital 727-898-7451
Bayfront Medical Center 727-823-1234
Edward White Hospital 727-323-1111
Largo Medical Center 727-588-5200
Mease Dunedin Hospital 727-734-6365
Morton Plant Hospital 727-462-7000
Palms of Pasadena 727-381-1000
St. Anthony's Hospital 727-825-1100
VA Medical Center 727-894-8719

Driver's Licenses 727-562-3262
Vehicle Registration and Tags 727-464-3383
Greyhound Bus Lines 727-898-1496
Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) 727-530-9911
St. Pete/Clearwater International Airport 727-535-7600
Amtrak 727-522-9475

Local Resources
Post Office 800-275-8777
Homestead Exemption 727-582-7652

Business Resources
Pinellas County Information Line 727-464-3000
Clearwater Chamber of Commerce 727-461-0011
Gulf Beaches Chamber 727-360-6957
St. Petersburg Area Chamber 727-821-4069
Tarpon Springs Chamber 727-937-6109
Dunedin Chamber 727-733-3197

Attractions, Museums
Great Explorations 727-821-8992
Florida International Museum 727-822-3693
Museum of Fine Arts 727-896-2667
St. Petersburg Museum of History 727-894-1052
Science Center of Pinellas County 727-384-0027
Holocaust Memorial Museum 727-820-0100
Ruth Eckerd Hall 727-791-7060
Bayfront Center 727-892-5798

Information courtesy of www.wikipedia.org/



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