Clearwater Florida
 

Clearwater Facts

  •  Geographic location is latitude 27.57 N and longitude 82.48 W
  •  Settled by colonists in the mid-1830s
  •  The area started to gain reputation as a resort community in the 1890s
  •  Town of Clearwater June 2, 1897
  •  The City was incorporated on May 27, 1915
  •  2010 population estimated at 107,685
  •  Land area:  25 square miles (65 square km)
  •  Clearwater is the county seat of Pinellas County
  •  Nearby airports: Tampa International Airport and
      St. Petersburg/Clearwater International Airport
  •  Form of government:  Council / Manager
  •  Assessed property valuation for 2012 tax year:  over $9 Billion (USD)

From the 2012/13 Budget Report


  • City tax millage rate: 5.1550

  • City 2011/2012 budget: 
    -  Capital improvement: $62 million USD
    -  General fund:  $113 million USD

  • The city's top revenues come from Property Tax, Franchise/Utility Tax, Interfund and Comm Service/Sales Tax.

  • The city's top expenditures go towards Police, Fire and Parks and Recreation.


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