Clearwater is a city located on the west coast of Florida, the United States of America. The current mayor is George Critekoz. The Tampa Bay Area Metropolitan Area is formed along with neighboring Tampa and St. Petersburg. The population is 108,787 (according to the 2000 census). According to an estimate by the U.S. Statistics Bureau in 2005, the number was reduced to 108,687.
Clearwater is the county office of Pinellas County. However, the largest city in the county is St. Petersburg.
Clear water is especially known as a beach resort and a cold-weather area because it has a mild climate throughout the year and a beach in the Gulf of Mexico with high water temperatures. It is also very popular among the Leitai as one of the destinations.
The Scientology headquarters is located in the downtown area of Clearwater. As a result, the city is also known as a mecca for scientology and is the second largest city where many believers live after Los Angeles.
In the past, there were native Americans of the Tocobagan tribe living in this area. Around 1835, during the Seminole War, the United States Army built Fort Harrison on a cliff looking for the port of Clearwater. Today, the area where the fort was located is called Harbor Oaks.
In 1842, when the United States government passed a bill to give the settlers some 750,000m² (160 acres) of land, the population started to increase rapidly. Before long this place came to be called Clearwater Harbor. The name Clearwater came from the fact that there was a spring near the place where the city hall was now built and there was a spring of water. In addition to the spring that became the origin of the city name, the water quality in the neighborhood was very good because there were springs near the Clearwater Bay and in the bay.
In 1849, the first road connecting Tampa and Clearwater was completed. With the completion of the road, the travel time between these two cities, which had been a one-day journey, was reduced significantly. In 1859, the first post office in Pinellas County was established at Clearwater.
During the Civil War, most of the men of Clearwater went to the battlefield as soldiers of the Southern Army, so the supplies in the city that had become scarce were targeted and often attacked by the Northern Army. In 1888, Henry B. Plant (Henry B. With the opening of the railroad by Plant), clear water has rapidly grown. In 1891, Clearwater became a formal town. In 1897, a resort hotel called Bellevue Biltmore was built by the plant. With the construction of the hotel, clear water became recognized as a tourist spot.
In the early 1900s, the population of clear water was about 400. During the winter sightseeing season, the number of visitors was nearly 1,000. On May 27, 1915, Clearwater was promoted to the city and became the district office of Pinellas County. In the same year, a bridge was built across the Clearwater Port, connecting an offshore sandbank (the present Clearwater Beach) and Clearwater.
During World War II, Clearwater became a training ground for soldiers heading to the European Front and the Pacific Front. Almost all the hotels in the city, including Bellevue Biltmore and Fort Harrison Hotel, became the barracks of the recruits. The cars running in the city passed the marching troops first. There were frequent blackouts to distract the enemy. Dan's Island, an off-shore sandbank located south of Clearwater Beach, was used as a training ground for machine gun shooting and bombing. Danz Island is now a park called Sand Key.
The clear water is located at 27 degrees 58 minutes 25 seconds north latitude and 82 degrees 45 minutes 51 seconds west longitude (27.973644, -82.764271). According to the United States Statistical Bureau, Clearwater City has a total area of 97.7km² (37.7 mi²). 65.5km² (25.3mi²) is land and 32.2km² (12.4mi²) is water area. The area accounts for 32.98% of the total area.
Clearwater, along with Tampa and St. Petersburg, is one of the important cities that make up the Tampa Bay Area Metropolitan Area. The city is located about 37km west of Tampa and about 30km northwest of St. Petersburg. The city faces the Gulf of Mexico and the beach is located on an offshore sandbank. The mainland and the beach are connected by a bridge.
Clear water climate is characterized by hot and humid summer and mild winter. Keppen belongs to Cfa (warm wet climate) in the climate division, but in reality, it is a tropical and so-called subtropical climate. The climate has affected many of the retired Japanese residents who live in Clearwater, and over 65 years old account for over 20% of the city's population.
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The following is demographic data from the 2000 census.
- Population: 108,787
- Number of households: 48,449 households
- Number of Families: 27,422 families
- Population density: 1,660.8 people/km² (4,302.1 people/mi²)
- Number of Homes: 56,802 houses
- Residential density: 867.2 doors/km² (2,246.3 doors/mi²)
- White: 83.85%
- African American: 9.79%
- Native American: 0.32%
- Asians: 1.64%
- Pacific Islands: 0.07%
- Other races: 2.48%
- Mixed: 1.85%
- Hispanic Latino: 8.97%
- Under 18: 19.1%
- 18-24 years old: 8.0%
- 25-44 years old: 27.6%
- 45-64 years old: 23.8%
- Over 65 years of age: 21.5%
- Median Age: 42 years old
- Sex ratio (male population per 100 women)
- Total population: 91.8
- Over 18 years of age: 68.8
Households and family (versus family)
- We have children under 18: 21.7%
- Married and living together: 41.7%
- Single, divorced, and deceased women are householders: 11.3%
- Non-family: 43.4%
- Single Family: 35.5%
- Elderly people aged 65 and older live alone: 15.4%
- average number of constituent members
- Households: 2.17 people
- Family: 2.79 people
income and family
- median income
- Households: 36,494 US dollars
- Family: 46,228 US dollars
- Male: 31,067 US dollars
- Female: 25,066 US dollars
- Income per population: 22,786 US dollars
- below poverty line
- Population: 12.3%
- Number of Relatives: 8.4%
- Under 18: 18.8%
- Over 65 years of age: 7.9%
- Clearwater has a sister-city relationship with Nagano.
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