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Welcome to Gulfport ...

The city of Gulfport is located in Pinellas County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Gulfport, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1910.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Gulfport has a population of 12,351 people<2> (see below for details).

Gulfport is near sea level<3>.

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

The ZIP code for Gulfport: 33707<4>

Websites for Gulfport ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Gulfport had an population of 12,351 people. This is an increase of 2.68% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 1.4% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Gulfport had a population of 12,029 people. This makes Gulfport the county's 10th most populous community.

The population of Gulfport represents 0.06% of the total population of Florida (which has 18,801,310 people), making it the state's 147th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 12,029 people, the population of Gulfport decreased 3.98% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 12,527 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Gulfport.

Communities Also Named Gulfport ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 2 communities that are also named Gulfport - they are located in Mississippi and New York.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Gulfport.

Communities near Gulfport ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Gulfport.

  • Clearwater
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clearwater
    • Clearwater lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of Gulfport.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 116,552 people
    • Former name for Clearwater:
    • Clear Water Harbor
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clearwater
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clearwater<6>
  • Largo
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Largo
    • Largo lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Gulfport.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 84,681 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Largo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Largo<6>
  • Bradenton
  • Pinellas Park
  • Dunedin
  • Seminole
  • Safety Harbor
  • Palmetto
  • Holmes Beach
  • Belleair

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Gulfport. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Gulfport.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Gulfport. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Gulfport.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Gulfport. See our Newspapers Page for Gulfport.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Gulfport ...

Looking for more information about Gulfport? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Gulfport, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Gulfport.

Adding Gulfport to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Gulfport in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Gulfport was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Gulfport post office opened in 1910.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Gulfport.

The official website for Gulfport:

The official website for Pinellas County:

The official website for State of Florida:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Florida's counties, including Pinellas, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Gulfport.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Gulfport - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Gulfport). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Gulfport or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Gulfport) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Gulfport. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from GulfportOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gulfport. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 27.7483, Longitude: -82.7038    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:




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