Clearwater, FL
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Living in Clearwater


Clearwater is a larger medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 116,478 people and 36 constituent neighborhoods, Clearwater is the 16th largest community in Florida.

Clearwater is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Clearwater is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Clearwater who work in office and administrative support (13.38%), sales jobs (12.44%), and management occupations (9.60%).

Also of interest is that Clearwater has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One of the nice things about Clearwater is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

For the size of the city, public transportation in Clearwater is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Clearwater, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

In terms of college education, Clearwater is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 28.86% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Clearwater in 2010 was $30,579, which is upper middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $122,316 for a family of four. However, Clearwater contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Clearwater is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Clearwater home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Clearwater residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Clearwater also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 17.78% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Clearwater include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

Clearwater also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 15.69%.

The most common language spoken in Clearwater is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Greek.