Income/capita 2%
Household income 19%
Unemployment 8%
Income per capita$29,232$27,598$29,829
Median household income$44,569$48,900$55,322
Median income owner occupied$58,473$59,209$70,586
Median income renter occupied$32,078$34,622$35,192
Median earnings male$31,405$31,444$36,919
Median earnings female$27,352$25,332$26,250
Unemployment rate4.3%4.9%4.7%
Poverty level16.0%16.1%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Clearwater is 2% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Clearwater is 19% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Clearwater is 8% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Clearwater is 6% higher than the national average

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      Clearwater employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry9.8%1.6%
      Manufacturing sector7.8%0.5%
      Financial & insurance services4.3%6.8%
      Wholesale & retail services16.9%16.8%
      Public administration4.1%2.9%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.8%1.8%
      Education, health & social services11.2%31.6%

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      Belleair Shore, FL81$188,750241%
      Keystone, FL23,850$110,571100%
      Westchase, FL22,999$92,04366%
      Belleair Beach, FL1,590$90,12563%
      Harbor Bluffs, FL2,931$87,96959%
      Clearwater, FL111,747$44,56919%

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      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Westminster, CO111,770$69,80526%
      Elgin, IL111,919$60,3759%
      Carlsbad, CA112,008$97,14576%
      Rochester, MN111,396$65,19518%
      Lehigh Acres, FL112,279$41,73425%
      Clearwater, FL111,747$44,56919%
      Source: The Clearwater, FL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).