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.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Clearwater is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Clearwater is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Clearwater who work in office and administrative support (15.64%), sales jobs (13.35%), and management occupations (10.07%).
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.
The overall education level of Clearwater is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 27.42% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Clearwater in 2010 was $29,921, which is upper middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $119,684 for a family of four. However, Clearwater contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Clearwater is a very 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 16.96% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Clearwater include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Clearwater is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Greek.