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Pinellas County Profile

County Seat: Clearwater
Nearest MSA: Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clea
Largest Cities: 1 St. Petersburg
2 Clearwater
3 Largo
Miles* To:
Tallahassee ....... 192
Orlando ....... 91
Tampa ....... 19
Jacksonville ....... 174
Miami ....... 218
Atlanta ....... 410
Chicago ....... 998
Dallas ....... 899
New York ....... 1009
*Miles are calculated from county seat.
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Time Zone: Eastern
Local Area Code(s): 727, 813
Pinellas
1980: 728,531
1990: 851,659
2007: 917,437
2015(p): 966,900
2030(p): 1,010,900
(p) Denotes Projected Population
Florida
9,746,961
12,938,071
18,251,243
20,955,900
25,340,700
Average Temperature High Low
January: 69 53
July: 91 76
Florida Mean Annual Precipitation ....... 53
Average Annual Rain Days ....... 107
(2006)
In-Migration 41,480
Out-Migration 43,555
Net-Migration -2,075
*Estimates based on IRS Statistics of Income data
(2007)
Labor Force 472,218
Labor Force % of County Population 51.5
Number in County Unemployed 18,485
Unemployment Rate 3.9%
N/D = No Data Pinellas Florida
(2006)
Average Annual Employment 453,733 7,952,023
Natural Resources & Mining 0.0% 1.2%
Construction 5.9% 8.0%
Manufacturing 8.3% 5.1%
Trade, Transportation and Utilities 16.9% 20.8%
Information 2.0% 2.1%
Financial Activities 7.6% 6.9%
Professional & Business Services 21.2% 17.0%
Education & Health Services 14.6% 18.4%
Leisure & Hospitality 9.5% 11.4%
Other Services 2.9% 3.1%
Public administration 4.7% 5.8%
Unclassified 0.1% 0.1%

Average Annual Wage
(2006)
All Industries $36,960
Construction $37,844
Education & Health Services $39,471
Financial Activities $53,473
Information $46,702
Leisure & Hospitality $18,430
Manufacturing $45,813
Natural Resources & Mining $21,148
Other Services $24,979
Professional & Business Services $35,285
Public administration $45,177
Trade, Transportation and Utilities $34,001
Unclassified $33,170
Pinellas Florida
2004 $35,990 $32,618
2005 $38,530 $34,798
2006 $41,448 $36,720
Major Private Sector Employers

Nielsen Media Research
Business Line: Market Research/Public Opinion
Number of Employees - 3,650

Times Publishing Corp.
Business Line: Newspaper Publishers
Number of Employees - 3,187

Raymond James and Associates
Business Line: Corporate/Subsidiary/Regional Management
Number of Employees - 2,850

Morton Plant Hospital
Business Line: General Medical and Surgical Hospital
Number of Employees. - 2,448

Raytheon
Business Line: Search, Detection, Navigation, Guidance, Aeronautical & Nautical Systems Instruments
Number of Employees - 2,200

All Children's Health Systems
Business Line: General Medical and Surgical Hospital
Number of Employees - 2,000

Bayfront Medical Center, Inc.
Business Line: General Medical and Surgical Hospital
Number of Employees. - 2,000

Progress Energy, Florida
Business Line: Electric Utility Holding
Number of Employees - 1,950

Tech Data Corp.
Business Line: Computer and Software Sales
Number of Employees. - 1,800

Home Shopping Club
Business Line: Inbound/Outbound Sales and Service
Number of Employees. - 1,600

Federal Interstates I-275
Federal Highways US-19, ALT 19, US-92
State Highways SR-60, SR-686, SR-590, SR-580
Railroads CSX
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Commerical Airline Service: St. Petersburg/Clearwater International Airport
# Runways 4
Longest Paved Runway(ft.) 11000
General Aviation Airports St. Pete Albert Whitted; Clearwater Air Park

Local Deep Water Port Port of St. Petersburg, Port of Tampa
Miles to Closest Port 18
COUNTY
Countywide Ad Valorem Millage Rates:
Government 4.8900
Schools 7.7310
Special 1.4951
Total 14.1161

Ad Valorem Tax Exemption: No
Retail Sales Tax (Local Option) 1.00
Federal Enterprise Zone No
State Enterprise Zone EZ-5201, EZ-5202
STATE
Corporate Income Tax 5.5%
Personal Income Tax 0.0%
Retail Sales Tax 6.0%
Electric Companies:
  • Tampa Electric Company
  • Progress Energy

  • Natural Gas Companies:
  • TECO/Peoples Gas System
  • City of Clearwater Utilities Department

  • Telephone Companies:
  • Verizon
  • Knology
  • FDN Communications
  • KMC Telecom
  • Brighthouse Telecom

  • Water & Sewer Companies:
  • Pinellas County Utilities
  • City of St. Petersburg
  • City of Clearwater
  • City of Largo
  • City of Dunedin


  • Exisiting Industrial Zoned Land Yes
    Number of Acres 9,379
    Largest Available Contiguous Parcel 73

    Industrial Parks Yes
    Number of Acres 0
    Largest Available Contiguous Parcel 0

    Foreign Trade Zones Yes
    Zone Number(s) 193
    Public
    Schools
    Teachers Enrollments
    Elementary: 86 2,740 48,541
    Secondary: 40 2,884 59,341
    Totals: 126 5,624 107,882

    Private Schools Available: Yes
    POST SECONDARY EDUCATION SERVING THE COUNTY:

    Colleges/Universities:
  • Florida Institute of Technology
  • Eckerd College
  • University of South Florida
  • St. Petersburg College
  • Stetson University College of Law

  • Junior/Community Colleges:
  • Remington College
  • Clearwater Christian College

  • Vocational/Technical Schools:
  • Pinellas Technical Education Center
  • Florida Institute of Technology
  • Tampa Technical Institute
  • National Aviation Academy

  • Other Schools:
  • St. Petersburg Theological Seminary

  • Cost of Living
    Price Level Index, (2007)
    Florida State Average = 100
    Sample
    Total 101.20
    Food 100.63
    Housing 102.38
    Medical Care 96.39
    Personal Goods and Services 103.15
    Transportation 98.93
    Medical Services:
  • All Childrens Hospital
  • Bayfront Medical Center
  • Largo Medical Center
  • Morton Plant-Mease Hospitals
  • Palms of Pasadena Hospital
  • St. Petersburg General Hospital
  • Suncoast Hospital

  • Recreational Opportunities:
  • 12 Artificial Reefs
  • 250 Pinellas County Parks; 17,500 Acres of Parks & Preserves
  • 35 Miles of Pinellas County Beaches
  • 47 Miles of Pinellas Bike/Walk
  • 49 Golf Courses; 3 Pro Tours
  • 50 Marinas and 27 Boat ramps
  • Grand Prix of St. Petersburg & Professional Sports: NFL, MLB, NHL, AFL

  • Historical Points Of Interest:
  • Fort Desoto Park
  • Heritage Park & Museum
  • Renaissance Vinoy Hotel
  • Salvador Dali Museum
  • St. Petersburg Pier
  • Sunken Gardens
  • Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks

  • Cultural Events/Festivals:
  • Clearwater Jazz Festival
  • Greek Wine & Food Festival
  • Main Sail Arts Festival
  • Regatta
  • Tarpon Springs Art Festival
  • Taste of Pinellas
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