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Pinellas County Census Data

HOUSEHOLDS AND FAMILIES: From 2005-2007 there were 411,000 households in Pinellas County. The average household size was 2.2 people.

Families made up 57 percent of the households in Pinellas County. This figure includes both married-couple families (43 percent) and other families (14 percent). Nonfamily households made up 43 percent of all households in Pinellas County. Most of the nonfamily households were people living alone, but some were composed of people living in households in which no one was related to the householder.

The Types of Households in Pinellas County, Florida in 2005-2007
Married-couple families
43%
Other families
14%
People living alone
36%
Other nonfamily households
7%
Percent of households

NATIVITY AND LANGUAGE: Eleven percent of the people living in Pinellas County from 2005-2007 there were foreign born. Eighty-nine percent was native, including 29 percent who were born in Florida.

Among people at least five years old living in Pinellas County from 2005-2007, 13 percent spoke a language other than English at home. Of those speaking a language other than English at home, 42 percent spoke Spanish and 58 percent spoke some other language; 41 percent reported that they did not speak English "very well."

GEOGRAPHIC MOBILITY: From 2005-2007, 84 percent of the people at least one year old living in Pinellas County were living in the same residence one year earlier; 10 percent had moved during the past year from another residence in the same county, 2 percent from another county in the same state, 3 percent from another state, and 1 percent from abroad.

Geographic Mobility of Residents of Pinellas County, Florida in 2005-2007
Same residence
84%
Different residence, same county
10%
Different county, same state
2%
Different state
3%
Abroad
1%
Percent of people age 1 year and over

EDUCATION: From 2005-2007, 87 percent of people 25 years and over had at least graduated from high school and 27 percent had a bachelor's degree or higher. Thirteen percent were dropouts; they were not enrolled in school and had not graduated from high school.

The total school enrollment in Pinellas County was 188,000 from 2005-2007. Nursery school and kindergarten enrollment was 23,000 and elementary or high school enrollment was 120,000 children. College or graduate school enrollment was 45,000.

The Educational Attainment of People in Pinellas County, Florida in 2005-2007
Graduate or professional degree
9%
Bachelor's degree
18%
Associate's degree
9%
Some college, no degree
22%
High school diploma or equivalency
30%
Less than high school diploma
13%
Percent of people 25 years and over

DISABILITY: In Pinellas County, among people at least five years old from 2005-2007, 18 percent reported a disability. The likelihood of having a disability varied by age - from 6 percent of people 5 to 15 years old, to 13 percent of people 16 to 64 years old, and to 38 percent of those 65 and older.

INDUSTRIES: From 2005-2007, for the employed population 16 years and older, the leading industries in Pinellas County were Educational services, and health care, and social assistance, 19 percent, and Professional, scientific, and management, and administrative and waste management services, 13 percent.

Employment by Industry in Pinellas County, Florida in 2005-2007
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 0%
Construction
8%
Manufacturing
9%
Wholesale trade
3%
Retail trade
13%
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities
4%
Information
3%
Finance and insurance, and real estate and rental and leasing
10%
Professional, scientific, and management, and administrative and waste management services
13%
Educational services, health care, and social assistance
19%
Arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation, and food services
9%
Other Services (except public administration)
6%
Public administration
4%
Percent of employed people 16 years and over

OCCUPATIONS AND TYPE OF EMPLOYER: Among the most common occupations were: Management, professional, and related occupations, 36 percent; Sales and office occupations, 30 percent; Service occupations, 16 percent; Production, transportation, and material moving occupations, 9 percent; and Construction, extraction, maintenance and repair occupations, 9 percent. Eighty-three percent of the people employed were Private wage and salary workers; 11 percent was Federal, state, or local government workers; and 6 percent was Self-employed in own not incorporated business workers.

TRAVEL TO WORK: Eighty percent of Pinellas County workers drove to work alone from 2005-2007, 9 percent carpooled, 2 percent took public transportation, and 5 percent used other means. The remaining 5 percent worked at home. Among those who commuted to work, it took them on average 23 minutes to get to work.

INCOME: The median income of households in Pinellas County was $43,591. Seventy-one percent of the households received earnings and 22 percent received retirement income other than Social Security. Thirty-six percent of the households received Social Security. The average income from Social Security was $14,503. These income sources are not mutually exclusive; that is, some households received income from more than one source.

POVERTY AND PARTICIPATION IN GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS: From 2005-2007, 12 percent of people were in poverty. Sixteen percent of related children under 18 were below the poverty level, compared with 10 percent of people 65 years old and over. Eight percent of all families and 23 percent of families with a female householder and no husband present had incomes below the poverty level.

Poverty Rates in Pinellas County, Florida in 2005-2007
People age 65 and over
10%
Related children under 18 years
16%
All families
8%
Female householder families
23%
Percent below poverty level

POPULATION OF Pinellas County: From 2005-2007, Pinellas County had a total population of 922,000 - 480,000 (52 percent) females and 443,000 (48 percent) males. The median age was 44.8 years. Nineteen percent of the population was under 18 years and 21 percent was 65 years and older.

The Age Distribution of People in Pinellas County, Florida in 2005-2007
65 and over
21%
45 to 64
29%
25 to 44
24%
18 to 24
7%
Under 18
19%
Percent of population

For people reporting one race alone, 85 percent was White; 10 percent was Black or African American; less than 0.5 percent was American Indian and Alaska Native; 3 percent was Asian; less than 0.5 percent was Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, and 1 percent was Some other race. One percent reported Two or more races. Seven percent of the people in Pinellas County was Hispanic. Seventy-nine percent of the people in Pinellas County was White non-Hispanic. People of Hispanic origin may be of any race.

HOUSING CHARACTERISTICS: From 2005-2007, Pinellas County had a total of 498,000 housing units, 18 percent of which were vacant. Of the total housing units, 54 percent was in single-unit structures, 36 percent was in multi-unit structures, and 10 percent was mobile homes. Fourteen percent of the housing units were built since 1990.

The Types of Housing Units in Pinellas County, Florida in 2005-2007
Single-unit structures
54%
In multi-unit structures
36%
Mobile homes
10%
Percent of housing units

OCCUPIED HOUSING UNIT CHARACTERISTICS: From 2005-2007, Pinellas County had 411,000 occupied housing units - 292,000 (71 percent) owner occupied and 118,000 (29 percent) renter occupied. Five percent of the households did not have telephone service and 8 percent of the households did not have access to a car, truck, or van for private use. Thirty-five percent had two vehicles and another 11 percent had three or more.

HOUSING COSTS: The median monthly housing costs for mortgaged owners was $1,392, nonmortgaged owners $458, and renters $826. Forty-five percent of owners with mortgages, 22 percent of owners without mortgages, and 51 percent of renters in Pinellas County spent 30 percent or more of household income on housing.

Occupants with a Housing Cost Burden in Pinellas County, Florida in 2005-2007
Owners with mortgage
45%
Owners without mortgage
22%
Renters
51%
Percent paying 30 percent or more of income for housing

Social Characteristics

Estimate

Percent

U.S.

Margin of Error

Average household size

2.19

(X)

2.60

+/-0.01

Average family size

2.86

(X)

3.19

+/-0.03

Population 25 years and over

682,279

+/-191

High school graduate or higher

(X)

87.2

84.0%

(X)

Bachelor's degree or higher

(X)

26.6

27.0%

(X)

Civilian veterans (civilian population 18 years and over)

110,532

14.9

10.4%

+/-2,491

Disability status (population 5 years and over)

151,711

17.6

15.1%

+/-3,512

Foreign born

105,790

11.5

12.5%

+/-4,032

Male, Now married, except separated (population 15 years and over)

189,952

51.5

52.6%

+/-2,677

Female, Now married, except separated (population 15 years and over)

185,238

45.2

48.5%

+/-3,426

Speak a language other than English at home (population 5 years and over)

116,322

13.3

19.5%

+/-3,803

Household population

900,259

+/-593

Group quarters population

(X)

(X)

(X)

(X)

Economic Characteristics

Estimate

Percent

U.S.

Margin of Error

In labor force (population 16 years and over)

453,901

59.1

64.7%

+/-3,245

Mean travel time to work in minutes (workers 16 years and over)

23.0

(X)

25.1

+/-0.3

Median household income (in 2007 inflation-adjusted dollars)

43,591

(X)

50,007

+/-734

Median family income (in 2007 inflation-adjusted dollars)

56,389

(X)

60,374

+/-993

Per capita income (in 2007 inflation-adjusted dollars)

28,219

(X)

26,178

+/-477

Families below poverty level

(X)

8.2

9.8%

(X)

Individuals below poverty level

(X)

11.6

13.3%

(X)

Housing Characteristics

Estimate

Percent

U.S.

Margin of Error

Total housing units

497,728

+/-304

Occupied housing units

410,560

82.5

88.4%

+/-2,833

Owner-occupied housing units

292,186

71.2

67.3%

+/-2,771

Renter-occupied housing units

118,374

28.8

32.7%

+/-2,682

Vacant housing units

87,168

17.5

11.6%

+/-2,812

Owner-occupied homes

292,186

+/-2,771

Median value (dollars)

190,800

(X)

181,800

+/-2,085

Median of selected monthly owner costs

With a mortgage (dollars)

1,392

(X)

1,427

+/-18

Not mortgaged (dollars)

458

(X)

402

+/-5

Demographic Estimates

Estimate

Percent

U.S.

Margin of Error

Total population

922,147

*****

Male

442,522

48.0

49.2%

+/-207

Female

479,625

52.0

50.8%

+/-207

Median age (years)

44.8

(X)

36.4

+/-0.1

Under 5 years

46,278

5.0

6.9%

+/-41

18 years and over

745,164

80.8

75.3%

+/-171

65 years and over

191,703

20.8

12.5%

+/-146

One race

908,635

98.5

97.9%

+/-1,612

White

775,774

84.1

74.1%

+/-2,032

Black or African American

91,878

10.0

12.4%

+/-1,949

American Indian and Alaska Native

2,424

0.3

0.8%

+/-474

Asian

25,744

2.8

4.3%

+/-529

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

767

0.1

0.1%

+/-21

Some other race

12,048

1.3

6.2%

+/-1,658

Two or more races

13,512

1.5

2.1%

+/-1,612

Hispanic or Latino (of any race)

61,561

6.7

14.7%

*****



Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2005-2007 American Community Survey

Explanation of Symbols:
'***' - The median falls in the lowest interval or upper interval of an open-ended distribution. A statistical test is not appropriate.
'*****' - The estimate is controlled. A statistical test for sampling variability is not appropriate.
'N' - Data for this geographic area cannot be displayed because the number of sample cases is too small.
'(X)' - The value is not applicable or not available.

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