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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Housing
    B-
  3. Nightlife
    A+
  4. Good for Families
    A-
  5. Diversity
    B+
  6. Jobs
    B
  7. Weather
    A
  8. Cost of Living
    B-
  9. Health & Fitness
    A
  10. Outdoor Activities
    A
  11. Commute
    B+
Pinellas County is located in Florida with a population of 957,875. Pinellas County is one of the best places to live in Florida. In Pinellas County, most residents own their homes. In Pinellas County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Pinellas County and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Pinellas County are above average.
Population
957,875

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$183,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,064
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%
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Pinellas County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    295.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    4.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    58.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    126.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    484.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,809.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    262.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    24%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Pinellas County

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$51,454
National
$55,322

Pinellas County Reviews

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I’ve lived in Pinellas County my whole life, so my perspective is biased, but I love Pinellas. I’m a teenager, so I really value the variety of activities available. There’s beaches, parks, causeways, small downtowns, and massive downtown St. Pete. I’ve grown up here, and there’s never been a lack of fun. Most of the cities, like Dunedin and Safety Harbor, are heavily involved with their citizens. My favorite city, Safety Harbor, closes their Main Street every 3rd Friday for a festival, complete with vendor booths and chalk art competitions. Every county has its flaws, but I think Pinellas is the best, most well-rounded area in the Tampa Bay area. Economic inequality is one evident issue with the area. The differences between the wealthy Belleair and the rough areas of St. Pete are significant, but that is true for every large metropolitan area. The biggest issue in rough areas is public education. Overall, Pinellas County has treated me well, and I could not be happier here.
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Excellent customer service experience every time I go there. The store is very clean, during this very hard time with covid 19. I enjoy the reasonable prices. Thank you!
It is a beautiful place to live! The water and scenery is just breath taking by the beaches. There is so much stuff to do around Pinellas county; for example, malls, great food places, boat rentals, and my favorite the beach. It is a wonderful place to live!