GREATER SEMINOLE AREA
Greater Seminole offers businesses and families opportunities for quality education, extensive and varied business services, superior recreational resources, reasonable taxation, and wide accessible highways.
Pinellas County, of which greater Seminole is a part, is a vibrant and growing community unto itself with a population of 921,482, an 8.2% increase through the 1990's. Seminole, one of 24 communities within Pinellas County, is 24 miles west of Tampa, 12 miles northwest of St. Petersburg, and 8 miles south of Clearwater.
The 2000 census proved Greater Seminole was a thriving, growing community. 73,293 live in Seminole and the surrounding unincorporated areas, which includes Bay Pines to the south and neighborhoods west and east of the city. Within city limits, the census counted 10,890 residents. However, the surveying was done before recent annexations that have boosted the population by almost 18,000.
While Greater Seminole is popular with retirees, the number of younger people and families attracted by the climate and growing business opportunities it provides is growing. The profile of the new resident is a younger, well-educated, employed individual, with a big level of income. According to the University of Florida's Bureau of Economic and Business Research, the 25 to 44-year age bracket is the fastest growing population in the county.