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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 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
  • Revenues 2016/2017:
    -  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.