Pinellas Park, Florida is a city located in Pinellas County in the Tampa Bay region of Florida. As of the 2020 census, it has an estimated population of 51,871 people. The city is situated on an elevated peninsula between Tampa and St. Petersburg, making it a popular destination for tourists and locals alike. Pinellas Park has a subtropical climate with hot summers and mild winters. Average temperatures range from 78°F in July to 54°F in January. Rainfall averages around 50 inches annually with most occurring during the summer months.
The history of Pinellas Park dates back to the early 1800s when European settlers arrived and began to clear land for farming and ranching. The city was officially incorporated in 1914 and eventually grew into a major residential area due to its proximity to Tampa Bay and St. Petersburg.
Politically, Pinellas Park is part of the 13th Congressional District which is represented by Republican Congressman Charlie Crist. The city government consists of a mayor-council system with five council members elected at large for three year terms by registered voters living within the city limits.
The economy of Pinellas Park relies heavily on tourism as well as retail, services, manufacturing, education, health care, construction, transportation/warehousing/utilities industries which employ thousands of local residents each year.
The school district for Pinellas Park includes 25 elementary schools, seven middle schools and six high schools as well as numerous private schools both religious or non-denominational within the city limits or neighboring areas.
Notable landmarks around Pinellas Park include John’s Pass Village & Boardwalk located on Madeira Beach; Sawgrass Lake Park which offers hiking trails; Largo Central Railroad Museum; Boyd Hill Nature Preserve; Heritage Village which is a living history museum; Sunken Gardens; Florida Botanical Gardens; and Fort De Soto National Historic Site located on Mullet Key just south of St Pete Beach which offers camping sites as well as beaches for swimming or fishing activities throughout the year
Population: 45,658. Estimated population in July 2020: 47,352 (+3.7% change)
Males: 21,778 (47.7%), Females: 23,880 (52.3%)
Zip codes: 33781, 33782.
Median resident age: 40.2 years
Median household income: $35,048
Median house value: $75,500
Races in Pinellas Park:
- White Non-Hispanic (85.3%)
- Hispanic (6.3%)
- Two or more races (2.2%)
- Black (2.1%)
- Other race (2.0%)
- Vietnamese (1.7%)
- American Indian (1.1%)
- Other Asian (1.0%)
- Filipino (0.7%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)
Ancestries: German (18.4%), Irish (15.8%), English (11.5%), Italian (8.4%), United States (8.2%), French (4.4%).
Elevation: 18 feet
Land area: 14.7 square miles
Pinellas Park, Florida is a suburban city located in Pinellas County. As of the 2010 census, the population was 49,079. The median age of the population is 42.3 years old and the median household income is $41,735. The population is ethnically diverse with around 48% of residents being White alone, 11% African American or Black alone, 25% Hispanic or Latino of any race and 12% Asian alone. There are also a number of people who identify as two or more races or other ethnicities.
The city has a large elderly population with over 17% of residents aged 65 and over. This older demographic makes up a significant portion of the city as they have retired to take advantage of Florida’s sunny climate and laid-back lifestyle. Additionally, Pinellas Park is home to many families with children under 18 making up nearly 30% of the total population. The area offers excellent schools, plenty of recreational activities for children and families to enjoy together, and easy access to downtown St Petersburg for work or entertainment purposes.
Overall Pinellas Park is an attractive destination for those looking to retire in a warm climate while still having access to urban amenities such as shopping centers and restaurants nearby. It has become increasingly popular among young professionals who are looking for affordable housing options in close proximity to St Petersburg’s booming job market and nightlife scene. With its diverse population and range of activities available for all ages, Pinellas Park has something for everyone no matter what their interests may be!
For population 25 years and over in Pinellas Park
- High school or higher: 80.2%
- Bachelor’s degree or higher: 11.9%
- Graduate or professional degree: 3.5%
- Unemployed: 3.9%
- Mean travel time to work: 20.7 minutes
For population 15 years and over in Pinellas Park city
- Never married: 20.6%
- Now married: 52.1%
- Separated: 2.4%
- Widowed: 10.8%
- Divorced: 14.1%
9.4% Foreign born (3.4% Asia, 3.0% Europe, 2.0% Latin America, 1.0% North America).
Population change in the 1990s: +1,508 (+3.4%).
Hospitals/medical centers near Pinellas Park:
- NORTHSIDE HOSPITAL (about 3 miles; SAINT PETERSBURG, FL)
- MEASE HOSPITAL DUNEDIN (about 3 miles; DUNEDIN, FL)
- MORNINGSIDE (about 4 miles; LARGO, FL)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Pinellas Park:
- ST PETERSBURG-CLEARWATER INTL (about 4 miles; ST PETERSBURG-CLEARWATER, FL; Abbreviation: PIE)
- MAC DILL AFB (about 14 miles; TAMPA, FL; Abbreviation: MCF)
- TAMPA INTL (about 16 miles; TAMPA, FL; Abbreviation: TPA)
Other public-use airports nearest to Pinellas Park:
- CLEARWATER AIR PARK (about 9 miles; CLEARWATER, FL; Abbreviation: CLW)
- ALBERT WHITTED (about 10 miles; ST PETERSBURG, FL; Abbreviation: SPG)
- PETER O KNIGHT (about 20 miles; TAMPA, FL; Abbreviation: TPF)
PINELLAS PARK (PARK BLVD. AT U.S. 19) – Bus Station. Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
Colleges and Universities
According to educationvv, Florida is home to the following higher educational institutes:
Colleges/Universities in Pinellas Park:
- SAINT PETERSBURG JUNIOR COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 10,496; Location: 8580 66 ST N; Public; Website: www.spjc.cc.fl.us)
- HUMANITIES CTR INST OF ALLIED HLTH SCH OF MASSAGE (Full-time enrollment: 254; Location: 4045 PARK BLVD; Private, for-profit; Website: www.humanitiescenter.com)
- PINELLAS MECHANICAL PIPE TRADE JAC (Location: 7840 40TH ST N; Private, not-for-profit)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Pinellas Park:
- HILLSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 18 miles; TAMPA, FL; Full-time enrollment: 9,630)
- UNIVERSITY OF TAMPA (about 18 miles; TAMPA, FL; Full-time enrollment: 2,963)
- UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA (about 25 miles; TAMPA, FL; Full-time enrollment: 26,221)
- MANATEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 30 miles; BRADENTON, FL; Full-time enrollment: 4,539)
- PASCO-HERNANDO COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 32 miles; NEW PORT RICHEY, FL; Full-time enrollment: 2,868)
- SAINT LEO UNIVERSITY (about 45 miles; ST LEO, FL; Full-time enrollment: 6,597)
- TRAVIS TECHNICAL CENTER (about 54 miles; LAKELAND, FL; Full-time enrollment: 2,057)
Private high schools in Pinellas Park:
- FIRST BAPTIST CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 297; Location: 5495 PARK BLVD; Grades: KG – 12)
- PINELLAS PARK CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 102; Location: 4981 78 AVE.; Grades: KG – 12)
- GRACE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 65; Location: 6300 62ND AVE NORTH; Grades: 1 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Pinellas Park:
- PINELLAS PARK MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,236; Location: 6940 70TH AVENUE, N; Grades: 06 – 08)
- PINELLAS PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 694; Location: 7520 52ND STREET, N; Grades: KG – 05)
- MARJORIE KINNAN RAWLINGS ELEM (Students: 668; Location: 6505 68TH STREET, N; Grades: PK – 05)
- PINELLAS CENTRAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 653; Location: 10501 58TH STREET, N; Grades: PK – 05)
- CROSS BAYOU ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 589; Location: 6886 102ND AVENUE N; Grades: PK – 05)
- SKYVIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 568; Location: 8601 60TH STREET, N; Grades: PK – 05)
- NINA HARRIS ESE CENTER (Students: 265; Location: 6000 70TH AVENUE, N; Grades: PK – 12)
- RICHARD L. SANDERS SCHOOL (Students: 176; Location: 5025 76TH AVENUE, N; Grades: PK – 12)
- HEADSTART (Students: 167; Location: 6698 68TH AVENUE, N; Grades: PK – PK)
Private primary/middle schools in Pinellas Park:
- SACRED HEART SCHOOL (Students: 266; Location: 7951 46TH WAY N.; Grades: PK – 8)
- CREATIVE LEARNING CENTER (Students: 70; Location: 4970 82ND AV N; Grades: KG – 6)
- CENTER ACADEMY (Students: 56; Location: 6710 86TH AV N; Grades: UG – UG)
- MORNING STAR SCHOOL (Students: 55; Location: 4661 80TH AVENUE N; Grades: UG – UG)