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Time Zone: Pinellas County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Clearwater is the Seat for Pinellas County.

Pinellas County was founded May 23, 1911 and was created by taking area from HillsboroughCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Pinellas had a population of 909,013 people. This is a decrease of 1.35% since the last Census (which gave a population of 921,482 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Pinellas represented 5.77% of the total population of Florida, making it the state's 5th most populous county (out of 67 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010916,542-0.54%+0.83% since 2009
2009909,013-1.35%-0.11% since 2008
2008910,058-1.24%-0.3% since 2007
2007912,764-0.95% 
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2000921,482The Last Census

More information can be found on the Pinellas County Census Page for Pinellas County.

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Below are some of the communities located in Pinellas County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Pinellas County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Saint Petersburg   244,324248,2321.57% decrease  
Clearwater   106,081108,7872.49% decrease  
Largo   73,21569,3715.54% increase  
Pinellas Park   47,21745,6583.41% increase  
Dunedin   35,92035,6910.64% increase  

Websites for Pinellas County

Official Website:   www.pinellascounty.org/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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