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 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
Assessed property valuation: $9.4 Billion (USD)
City tax millage rate: 5.1550
- Total revenue sources: $391* million
- Ad Valorem Tax Revenue: $46 million
- Capital Improvement revenue: $20 million
* Includes: Ad Valorem, general, special, utility, other enterprise, internal service and capital improvement funds.
Charges for services and Ad Valorem taxes are the city's top revenue sources.
Physical environment, government services, culture and recreation, and public safety (police, fire, etc.) are the city's top expenditures.