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Encyclopedia > Pinellas County, Florida
Pinellas County, Florida
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Map of Florida highlighting Pinellas County
Location in the state of Florida
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Statistics
Founded May 23, 1911
Seat Clearwater
Largest City St. Petersburg
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,574 km² (608 mi²)
725 km² (280 mi²)
849 km² (328 mi²), 53.94%
Population
 - (2005)
 - Density

928,031
1,271/km² 
Website: www.pinellascounty.org/
Named for: Punta Piñal

Pinellas County is a county located in the state of Florida. Its county seat is Clearwater, Florida6, 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. Pinellas along with Hillsborough County and Pasco County comprises the Tampa-St.Petersburg-Clearwater metro area, often called the Tampa Bay Area. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami metropolitan area Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_FL.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Florida ... is the 143rd day of the year (144th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1911 (MCMXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Clearwater is a city located in central Pinellas County, Florida, USA, nearly due west of Tampa. ... For other uses, see St. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of the... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami metropolitan area Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Clearwater is a city located in central Pinellas County, Florida, USA, nearly due west of Tampa. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... Look up city, City in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For other uses, see St. ... A telephone numbering plan is a system that allows subscribers to make and receive telephone calls across long distances. ... Oldsmar is a city located in Pinellas County, Florida. ... Pasco County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Hillsborough County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Nickname: Location in Hillsborough County and the state of Florida. ... A metropolitan area is a large population center consisting of a large city and its adjacent zone of influence, or of several neighboring cities or towns and adjoining areas, with one or more large cities serving as its hub or hubs. ... The Tampa Bay area is a metropolitan area on the Gulf coast of west-central Florida. ...

Contents

History

Timeline of Pinellas County, Florida history.

Pinellas County seceded from Hillsborough County in 1911, and was named for the Spanish Punta Piñal ("Point of Pines" or "Piney Point"). The Pinellas Peninsula, dividing Tampa Bay from the Gulf of Mexico, and a small part of the mainland were incorporated into the county. Pinellas County Courthouse Clearwater, Florida Osprey at Wallsprings Park Taylor Lake sunset Sunrise over Tampa as seen from SR688 The Peir Boatramps at Caledesi Island State Park Timeline of Pinellas County, Florida history. ... Hillsborough County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Year 1911 (MCMXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Pinellas is the name of a peninsula located roughly half-way down the west coast of Florida. ... Landsat image of Tampa Bay Tampa Bay is a large natural harbor and estuary along the Gulf of Mexico on the western coast of Florida, made up of Old Tampa Bay, Hillsborough Bay, McKay Bay, and the New Tampa Bay. ... Gulf of Mexico in 3D perspective. ... This article is about the geomorphological/geopolitical term; MAINLAND is also a cheese brand owned by Fonterra, a New Zealand dairy company. ...


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,574 km² (608 mi²). 725 km² (280 mi²) of it is land and 849 km² (328 mi²) of it (53.94%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Adjacent counties

  • Pasco County, Florida - north
  • Hillsborough County, Florida - east and south (center span of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge which links St. Petersburg of Pinellas County to the Bradenton area of Manatee County is Hillsborough County so no portion of Pinellas County actually touches Manatee County)

Pasco County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Hillsborough County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ...

Demographics

Pinellas County
Population by year [1]

2006 924,413
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

As of the census² of 2000, there were 921,482 people, 414,968 households, and 243,171 families residing in the county. The population density was 1,271/km² (3,292/mi²), making it the most densely populated county in Florida. There were 481,573 housing units at an average density of 664/km² (1,720/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 85.85% White, 8.96% Black or African American, 0.30% Native American, 2.06% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 1.14% from other races, and 1.64% from two or more races. 4.64% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ...


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. “Matrimony” redirects here. ...


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. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Communities

Location of municipalities in Pinellas County as indicated by list at left
Location of municipalities in Pinellas County as indicated by list at left

Image File history File links Cities_of_Pinellas_County. ... Image File history File links Cities_of_Pinellas_County. ... A municipality is an administrative entity composed of a clearly defined territory and its population and commonly referring to a city, town, or village, or a small grouping of them. ...

Incorporated municipalities

  1. Town of Belleair
  2. City of Belleair Beach
  3. City of Belleair Bluffs
  4. Town of Belleair Shore
  5. City of Clearwater
  6. City of Dunedin
  7. City of Gulfport
  8. City of Indian Rocks Beach
  9. Town of Indian Shores
  10. Town of Kenneth City
  11. City of Largo
  12. City of Madeira Beach
  13. Town of North Redington Beach
  14. City of Oldsmar
  15. City of Pinellas Park
  16. Town of Redington Beach
  17. Town of Redington Shores
  18. City of Safety Harbor
  19. City of Seminole
  20. City of South Pasadena
  21. City of St. Pete Beach
  22. City of St. Petersburg
  23. City of Tarpon Springs
  24. City of Treasure Island

Belleair is a town in Pinellas County, Florida, United States. ... Belleair Beach is a city located in Pinellas County, Florida. ... Belleair Bluffs is a city located in Pinellas County, Florida. ... Belleair Shore is a town located in Pinellas County, Florida. ... Clearwater is a city located in central Pinellas County, Florida, USA, nearly due west of Tampa. ... Bandstand at Edgewater Park. ... Gulfport is a city located in Pinellas County, Florida. ... Indian Rocks Beach is a city located in Pinellas County, Florida. ... Indian Shores is a town located in Pinellas County, Florida. ... Kenneth City is a town located in Pinellas County, Florida. ... // Largo, Florida Cultural Center Largo is the third largest city in Pinellas County, Florida, USA and is part of the Tampa Bay Area. ... Madeira Beach is a city located in Pinellas County, Florida. ... North Redington Beach is a town located in Pinellas County, Florida. ... Oldsmar is a city located in Pinellas County, Florida. ... Pinellas Park is a city located in central Pinellas County, Florida. ... Redington Beach is a town in Pinellas County, Florida, United States. ... Redington Shores is a town located in Pinellas County, Florida. ... Safety Harbor is a city located in Pinellas County, Florida. ... Picture of Pinellas County water tower in Seminole, Florida on 113th Street, near Seminole Mall. ... South Pasadena is a city located in southern Pinellas County, Florida, near St. ... St. ... For other uses, see St. ... Location map of Tarpon Springs in Pinellas County, Florida Tarpon Springs is a city in Pinellas County, Florida, United States. ... Treasure Island is a city located in Pinellas County, Florida. ...

Unincorporated


Pursuant to section 218.64(1) Florida Statute, the county will receive approximately $16,000,000 from the Local Government Half-Cent Sales Tax Program on behalf of Pinellas County ’s unincorporated area population for FY08. This is sales tax dollars that the state returns to the unincorporated area via their default local government the Pinellas County BOCC. However the county is intending to only allocate $3,000,000 of it to the Municipal Services Taxing Unit (MSTU) Budget (a $2,000,000 reduction from FY07). Bay Pines is a census-designated place located in Pinellas County, Florida. ... East Lake is a census-designated place (CDP) in Pinellas County, Florida, United States. ... Feather Sound is a census-designated place located in Pinellas County, Florida. ... Gandy is a census-designated place located in Pinellas County, Florida. ... Harbor Bluffs is a census-designated place located in Pinellas County, Florida. ... Palm Harbor is a census-designated place and an unincorporated community in Pinellas County, Florida, United States. ... Ridgecrest is a census-designated place located in Pinellas County, Florida. ... South Highpoint is a census-designated place located in Pinellas County, Florida. ... Tierra Verde is a census-designated place located in Pinellas County, Florida. ... West and East Lealman is a census-designated place located in Pinellas County, Florida. ...


The accumulated effect of having such a huge portion of one of their major revenue sources diverted from the MSTU Budget is having a detrimental impact on basic public safety and quality of life in the unincorporated area.


Unincorporated communities not Census Designated Places

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

A census-designated place (CDP) is an area identified by the United States Census Bureau for statistical reporting. ... // Largo, Florida Cultural Center Largo is the third largest city in Pinellas County, Florida, USA and is part of the Tampa Bay Area. ... Highpoint is a unincorporated community in eastern Pinellas County, Florida, near Tampa Bay. ... South Highpoint is a census-designated place located in Pinellas County, Florida. ...

Transportation

Coast Guard C-130 taxis at St. Pete-Clearwater Airport
Coast Guard C-130 taxis at St. Pete-Clearwater Airport

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Airports

Saint Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport (IATA: PIE, ICAO: KPIE) is an airport in Pinellas County, Florida, which serves Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Florida in the USA. While most scheduled commercial airline traffic in the Tampa Bay Area tends to fly in and out of Tampa International Airport (TIA), St. ... Albert Whitted Airport is a small private airport in St. ...

Mass transit

Pinellas County has the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) as the public transit provider, with major stops at all local malls and employment centers. There are 197 buses and trolleys that serve 43 routes, in addition to the 2 express routes to downtown Tampa via the Howard Frankland and Gandy Bridges, connecting with HartLine. The 2 main bus terminals are located in downtown Clearwater and downtown St. Petersburg, with routes bisecting and crossing the entire county. During fiscal year 2005-06 PSTA transported 11,400,484 passengers. The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) provides public transportation for Pinellas County, Florida. ...


Railroads

CSX operates a branch line which sees daily rail traffic from north Tampa though Safety Harbor, Clearwater, Largo, and into downtown St. Petersburg and the adjacent industrial areas. CSX Transportation (AAR reporting marks CSXT) is a Class I railroad in the United States, owned by the CSX Corporation. ...


The former Seaboard Coast Line branch from the western coastal portion of the county was abandoned in the latter portion of the 20th century and converted to a popular recreational trail called the Pinellas Trail.


Major highways

Old I-275 shield in St. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see St. ... Nickname: Location in Hillsborough County and the state of Florida. ... The Sunshine Skyway Bridge, spanning Floridas Tampa Bay, is the worlds longest bridge with a cable-stayed main span, with a length of 29,040 feet (exactly 5. ... For other uses, see St. ... Bradenton is a city of around 75,000 people in Manatee County, Florida, United States. ... The 1. ... The 1. ... U.S. Route 19 is a north-south United States highway. ... Alternate U.S. Route 19 is the 35 mile former section of U.S. Route 19 from Holiday to St. ... This U.S. Highway article needs to be cleaned up to conform to both a higher standard of article quality and accepted design standards outlined in the WikiProject U.S. Highways. ... The Gandy Bridge spans Tampa Bay from 7St. ... Nickname: Location in Hillsborough County and the state of Florida. ... For other uses, see St. ... East Lake Road is the northern-most section of Pinellas County Road 611. ... McMullen-Booth Road, also known as Pinellas County Road 611, is a major road that runs in the north-south direction through eastern Pinellas County, Florida. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Courtney Campbell Causeway is the northernmost bridge across Old Tampa Bay, carrying State Road 60 between Clearwater and Tampa. ... Clearwater is a city located in central Pinellas County, Florida, USA, nearly due west of Tampa. ... FAA diagram of Tampa International Airport (TPA) Tampa International Airport (IATA: TPA, ICAO: KTPA) is a public airport located in Tampa, Florida in the United States, serving the Tampa Bay Area. ... Hillsborough County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Locally known as Gulf Boulevard and Blind Pass Road, Florida State Road 699 is a 15-mile-long road running the length of the Pinellas County barrier islands in the Gulf of Mexico and serving the popular beaches near St. ... The eastern terminus of this highway is near the crossing of US 301 and I-75. ...

Education

The county is served by the Pinellas County Schools district. STOP DESTROYING WIKIPEDIA High schools Bayside High School Boca Ciega High School Clearwater High School Countryside High School Dixie Hollins High School Dunedin High School East Lake High School Gibbs High School Lakewood High School Largo High School Northeast High School Norwood Secondary School Osceola High School Palm Harbor University...


External links

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Special districts

Judicial branch

Pasco County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ...

Links of interest

Coordinates: 27°54′N 82°44′W / 27.90, -82.74 Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Pinellas County, Florida - definition of Pinellas County, Florida in Encyclopedia (496 words)
Pinellas County is a county located in the state of Florida.
The Pinellas Peninsula (which divides Tampa Bay from the Gulf of Mexico) and a small part of the mainland was incorporated into the county.
In the county the population is 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 are 65 years of age or older.
Encyclopedia: Pinellas County, Florida (759 words)
The county is contained entirely within area code (727), except for sections of Oldsmar, which has area code 813.
Pinellas County is a county located in the U.S. State of Florida.
The county has its own area code (727), and along with Hillsborough County, Florida comprises the Tampa -St.Pete metro area, often called the Tampa Bay area.
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