Literally translated “Clear Water” from the native Indian “Pocotopaug”, the area was named for its abundant fresh springs along the shore. Settled by colonists in the mid-1830s, it was not until the 1890s that Clearwater gained a reputation as a resort community. Learn more about clearwater by visiting the Clearwater Historical Society website.
Today, fun ‘n sun lovers still come from around the world, and although Clearwater is a great get-away location, it’s an even better place to live. Our community is friendly and socially responsive, and our city government is economically active and environmentally conscious. The city provides residents with programs and resources they need and the amenities they desire. Clearwater is the county seat of Pinellas County and is located on the highest coastal bluff in Florida. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the population of Clearwater is approximately 107,685 residents, according to the demographic profile.