Pinellas County, Florida
Pinellas County is part of the Tampa Bay region of Florida, along with Citrus, Hernando, Pasco, Hillsborough, Polk, Manatee, and Sarasota counties. The county lies on a peninsula across Tampa Bay from Hillsborough County and the city of Tampa. Pinellas counts over 900,000 people in its population. There are 24 incorporated municipalities in Pinellas County.
Pinellas County's largest industries are tourism, retail and wholesale trade, and finance, insurance and real estate. Major private sector employers include Home Shopping Network, Fidelity Information Services, Nielson Media Research, Raymond James Financial, and Tech Data Corp. Public employers are Pinellas County School District, Pinellas County Government, City of St. Petersburg, and Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.
Around 5 million people visit Pinellas County annually. Pinellas County's main tourist attraction is its beaches along the gulf coast. Pinellas County also attracts a lot of retirees, with one in five of its residents over the age of sixty five.
Unlike many counties, the largest city is not the county seat. Home to around a quarter of a million people, St. Petersburg is the fifth-largest city in Florida and headquarters for Home Shopping Network, Jabil Circuit, and Raymond James Financial. The county seat is Clearwater, which has a population around 100,000. Clearwater is home to Fortune 500 company Tech Data.
The city of Tarpon Springs was largely settled by Greeks and is currently the city most heavily populated by people of Greek ancestry in the U.S. Tarpon Springs is a major center of sponging. Though economic activity revolves around a variety of aquaculture harvesting, including fishing and shrimping, sponge diving and its legacy are what the city is known for.
Pinellas County Florida Cities
There are 16 cities in Pinellas County Florida. These are listed below. Click on a link for details.
Bay Pines, Belleair Beach, Clearwater, Clearwater Beach, Crystal Beach, Dunedin, Indian Rocks Beach, Largo, Oldsmar, Ozona, Palm Harbor, Pinellas Park, Safety Harbor, Saint Petersburg, Seminole, Tarpon Springs,
Pinellas County has a population of approximately 921,319 people. The population increased 0.5% from 2010 to 2012. This compared to a 2.7% increase for the State of Florida and a 1.7% increase for the country as a whole. Pinellas County is 273.8 square miles and had a population density of 3347.5 Persons per square mile in 2010. This compared to 350.6 for Florida and 87.4 for the country.
There are 504,146 housing units in Pinellas County (a housing unit is defined by the US Census Bureau as a house, apartment, mobile home, group of rooms, or single room that is occupied as separate living quarters.) Pinellas County has a 69.6% homeownership rate compared to Florida's rate of 69.0%. Pinellas County's medium household income in 2011 was $45,891, which is lower than the medium income for Florida as a whole: $47,827.
2010 to 2012
2007 to 2011
12.6% of the population in Pinellas County lives below the poverty line, compared to 14.7% in Florida and 14.3% nationwide. Additional Information:
- Pinellas County Census Data
- University of Florida Bureau of Economic and Business Research - Pinellas County
Pinellas County Economic Activity
The U.S. Bureau of the Census, Economic , 2007 calculated the total value manufacturing, merchant wholesaler, retail sales and food service sales in Pinellas County. The Census measured activity of large and medium-sized firms during calendar year 2007. It does not include every aspect of the economy but can be used as a measure of economic activity.
At $37,192 million, Pinellas County's economic activity represents 5.90% of the Florida economy.
|Merchant wholesaler sales||$12,378||33.3%|
|Accommodation and food services sales||$1,925||5.2%|
Pinellas County Regional Comparisons
Pinellas County is located in the Tampa Bay Region. This region is responsible for 22.6% of Florida's economic activity. Pinellas County represents 26.1% of the region's economy.
2010 to 2012
2007 to 2011
Pinellas Real Estate
There are 382,299 properties in Pinellas County. The following table shows a summary of them based on 2013 sales data.
|Usage Type||Property Count||%||Sales Count||Median Price||Median Price/Ft||Sales From||To|
|Commercial Property||0||0.00||490||$260,000||$116||January 1st, 2013||October 1st, 2013|
|Government Property||791||0.21||1||$1,100,000||$17||June 1st, 2013||June 1st, 2013|
|Miscellaneous Property||268||0.07||2||$417,500||$572||March 1st, 2013||March 1st, 2013|
|Residential Property||0||0.00||20,314||$110,000||$78||January 1st, 2013||October 1st, 2013|
Commercial Real Estate in Pinellas County, Florida
0( .00%) of the properties in Pinellas County are classified as Commercial. 490 of them sold between January 1st, 2013 and October 1st, 2013. The total value of these sales was $690,434,200. The median sales price was $260,000. In 2013 the median sales price for A Class Commercial Property in Pinellas County was $368 per sq ft, B Class properties sold for $116/ft and C Class $45/ft.
Government Real Estate in Pinellas County, Florida
791( .21%) of the properties in Pinellas County are classified as Government. 1 of them sold between June 1st, 2013 and June 1st, 2013. The total value of these sales was $1,100,000. The median sales price was $1,100,000. In 2013 the median sales price for Government Property in Pinellas County was $17 per sq ft.
Miscellaneous Real Estate in Pinellas County, Florida
268( .07%) of the properties in Pinellas County are classified as Miscellaneous. 2 of them sold between March 1st, 2013 and March 1st, 2013. The total value of these sales was $835,000. The median sales price was $417,500. In 2013 the median sales price for Miscellaneous Property in Pinellas County was $572 per sq ft.
Residential Real Estate in Pinellas County, Florida
0( .00%) of the properties in Pinellas County are classified as Residential. 20,314 of them sold between January 1st, 2013 and October 1st, 2013. The total value of these sales was $6,413,680,411. The median sales price was $110,000. In 2013 the median sales price for A Class Residential Property in Pinellas County was $163 per sq ft, B Class properties sold for $78/ft and C Class $35/ft.
Pinellas Market Data
|Property Usage||Property Count||Total Sq Ft|
|Hotel & Motel||2,741||14,008,495|
|Sports & Entertaining||233||2,938,247|