Clearwater (Florida)

Pinellas County


Clearwater is a city and also the county seat of Pinellas County in the U.S. state of Florida with 107 685 inhabitants ( 2010).

Clearwater is the headquarters of the Church of Scientology.


Clearwater is located between the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay, and is located 15 km west of Tampa. Adjacent cities are Dunedin, Belleair, Belleair Beach, Largo and Safety Harbor.


The climate is mild and warm, with a light wind from the sea. Statistically, it rains in the summer months to an average of 30 % of the days, even if only temporarily. The highest temperatures are from May to October, with up to 33 ° C. The coldest months from December to February with an average of only 12 ° C. Snowfall is almost unknown in the region, but it may come to hurricanes. Clearwater is registered in the Guinness Book of Records with the world record for the highest number of sunny days ( 361).



In Clearwater, there are 93 different churches from 22 different denominations. Among the belonging to a denomination churches Methodist Church is strongest with 8 churches. Furthermore, there are 4 to no denomination belonging churches ( as of 2004).

Especially apparent in the city appears the Church of Scientology, which has established in 1975 its so-called Spiritual Center in the former Fort Harrison and Clearwater Bank Building, and today more than a dozen buildings in the city called their own.


According to the 2010 census, the then 107 685 inhabitants spread over 59 156 households. The population density was 1,102.2 inh. / Km ². 79.8 % of the population were white, 10.9% African American, 0.5% Native American and 2.1% Asian Americans. 4.2% were members of other ethnic groups and 2.4% in different ethnic groups. 14.2 % of the population were Hispanic or Latino.

In 2010, children under the age of 18 and 32.5 % of all households lived in 23.4 % of all households with persons at least 65 years. 55.0 % of households were family households (consisting of married couples with or without offspring or a parent with offspring ). The average size of a household was 2.19 persons and the average family size is 2.85 people.

20.9% of the population were younger than 20 years, 24.4% were 20-39 years old, 28.1% were 40-59 years old and 26.6 % were at least 60 years old. The median age was 44 years. 48.3 % of the population were male and 51.7 % female.

The average annual income was $ 41,986, while 15.5 % of the population lived below the poverty line.

In 2000, English was the mother tongue of 84.23 % of the population spoke Spanish 8.55% and 7.22% had a different mother tongue.


The main employment sectors are: education, health and social services (17.3%), trade / retail ( 14.1% ), future technologies, management, administration ( 13.0 %), Arts, entertainment, food, restaurants ( 10.0 %).

With Tech Data one of the world's largest IT companies is headquartered in Clearwater, as well as the toner dealer

Parks and sports facilities

There is a wide range of various city parks as well as several sports facilities and playing fields and facilities for camping and barbecues.

Each year in November, the Ironman 70.3 World Championships (formerly Half- Triathlon ) instead.



This hotel is in Clearwater or nearby:

  • Florida Botanical Gardens
  • Gulf Coast Museum of Art
  • Ruth Eckerd Hall
  • Salvador Dalí Museum, St. Petersburg
  • Florida Holocaust Museum
  • Museum of Fine Arts (St. Petersburg)
  • David L. Mason Children's Art Museum
  • Safety Harbor Museum of History
  • St. Petersburg Historical and Flight Museum
  • Florida International Museum
  • Clearwater Marine Aquarium
  • Moccasin Lake Nature Park
  • Donald Roebling Estate


Clearwater is crossed by U.S. Highway 19 and the Florida State Roads 60, 580 and 590. The nearest airport is St. Petersburg- Clearwater International Airport ( 5 km away).


The crime rate in 2010 was 381 points ( U.S. average: 266 points ) within the average range. There were five murders, 35 rapes, 245 robberies, 490 injuries, 777 burglaries, 3,360 thefts, 201 vehicle thefts and arsons twelve.