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Clearwater Facts

  • Geographic location is latitude 27.9655 and longitude -82.800
  • Settled by colonists in the mid-1830s
  • The area started to gain reputation as a resort community in the 1890s
  • Town of Clearwater was incorporated in 1891
  • Clearwater was re-incorporated as a city on May 27, 1915
  • 2016 population estimated at 114,316
  • 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
  • From the 2018/2018 Annual Operating and Captial Improvement Budget report:
    • City tax millage rate: 5.955
    • Taxable property value: $11 billion
    • General Fund budget: $148 million
    • General Fund revenues: $148 million
    • Capital Improvement Program budget: $97 million