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Clearwater is a city in Pinellas County, in the Tampa-Saint Petersburg metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for its clear springs

The latitude of Clearwater is 27.965N. The longitude is -82.8W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 30 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 108,272.


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Median household income
Local
$36,494
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Clearwater demographic reports
Clearwater is on the Pinellas Peninsula and Old Tampa Bay
Development came after 1842, when the federal government gave 160 acres to any head of family or single man who would bear arms and cultivate the land
Spring training home of the Philadelphia Phillies
Public transportation: Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 1,162. The number of murders and homicides was 4. The violent crime rate was 10.5 per 1,000 people.
Tampa - Saint Petersburg - Clearwater was named the nation's second most dangerous metro area for pedestrians, in a 2004 study by the Surface Transportation Policy Project
Local foods: grouper sandwich
Filming location for:
· 1985 movie, "Cocoon"
· 1992 movie, "Lethal Weapon 3"
Census 2000 highlights: Among major American cities, ranked No. 1 in percentage population age 65 or older (21.5%)
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread, Starbucks
Nearby parks & recreation: Pier 60 Park, Clearwater Beach, Brooker Creek Preserve
Clearwater attractions: Clearwater Marine Aquarium
Sports teams: Threshers (minor league baseball), GCL Phillies (minor league baseball)
Historic sites and museums: Professional Beach Volleyball Hall of Fame
Colleges and universities: Clearwater Christian College
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Local index: 109

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Clearwater demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Pinellas County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Tampa-St. Petersburg area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 33765 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

15% of Clearwater residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Clearwater ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Clearwater was $22,786, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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24% of Clearwater residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Clearwater include Harbor Oaks Residential District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Clearwater, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $538.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $969.


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Libraries in Clearwater include Beach Branch Library, Clearwater Countryside Library, Clearwater East Library, Clearwater Public Library System, North Greenwood Branch, Talking Book Library ... View libraries

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TV stations in Clearwater include WCLF.

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Pinellas County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Clearwater political report.

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Clearwater restaurants taking online reservations include Acropolis Greek Taverna, Arigato-Clearwater, Catch Twenty Three - Clearwater ... View restaurants

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The average commute time for Clearwater workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 34 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Clearwater between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 3.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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