Pinellas County, FL

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Population

970,637

1.03% growth

Median Age

47.9


Median Household Income

$51,512

2.95% growth

Poverty Rate

13.7%


Number of Employees

453,721

2.71% growth

Median Property Value

$197,300

5.79% growth

About

In 2017, Pinellas County, FL had a population of 971k people with a median age of 47.9 and a median household income of $51,512. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Pinellas County, FL grew from 960,730 to 970,637, a 1.03% increase and its median household income grew from $50,036 to $51,512, a 2.95% increase.

The population of Pinellas County, FL is 73.7% White Alone, 10% Black or African American Alone, and 9.68% Hispanic or Latino. 14.2% of the people in Pinellas County, FL speak a non-English language, and 94.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Pinellas County, FL are St Petersburg College (7,561 degrees awarded in 2016), University of South Florida-St Petersburg (1,149 degrees), and Eckerd College (565 degrees).

The median property value in Pinellas County, FL is $197,300, and the homeownership rate is 67.2%. Most people in Pinellas County, FL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Pinellas County, FL is 2 cars per household.

Pinellas County, FL borders Hillsborough County, FL and Pasco County, FL.

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Economy

The economy of Pinellas County, FL employs 454k people. The largest industries in Pinellas County, FL are Health Care & Social Assistance (70,948 people), Retail Trade (53,967 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (42,870 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($72,215), Finance & Insurance ($53,942), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($50,615).

Median household income in Pinellas County, FL is $51,512. Males in Pinellas County, FL have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,343. The income inequality in Pinellas County, FL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$51,512

2017 value

± $1,124

2.95%

1 Year Growth

± 3.25%

Households in Pinellas County, FL have a median annual income of $51,512, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $50,036 in 2016, which represents a 2.95% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$60,114

Average Male Salary

± $840

$45,343

Average Female Salary

± $594

In 2017, full-time male employees in Pinellas County, FL made 1.33 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Pinellas County, FL by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $59,204 ± $3,403

  2. Alaska Native

    $49,633 ± $34,468

  3. White

    $49,322 ± $566

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Pinellas County, FL workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.19 times more than Alaska Native workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Pinellas County, FL is from Florida.

0.473

2017 Wage GINI

0.474

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Florida was 0.473 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.211% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Florida was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Florida in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 273.21

  2. Census Tract 273.25

  3. Census Tract 240.04

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Pinellas County, FL was Census Tract 273.21 with a value of $117,778, followed by Census Tract 273.25 and Census Tract 240.04, with respective values of $103,879 and $102,800.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Pinellas County, FL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pinellas County, FL (128k out of 935k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    89,800 ± 2,179

  2. Black

    26,821 ± 1,300

  3. Hispanic

    16,468 ± 1,037

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Pinellas County, FL is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

454k

2017 Value

± 11,834

2.71%

1 Year growth

± 3.57%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Pinellas County, FL grew at a rate of 2.71%, from 442k employees to 454k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pinellas County, FL, are Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (28,450 people), Customer Service Representatives (13,074 people), and Registered Nurses (12,187 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Pinellas County, FL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Pinellas County, FL, by number of employees, are Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (28,450 people), Customer Service Representatives (13,074 people), and Registered Nurses (12,187 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Pinellas County, FL has an unusually high number of residents working as Fishing & Hunting, & Forest, Conservation, & Logging Workers (2.37 times higher than expected), Baggage Porters & Concierges, & Tour & Travel Guides (2.2 times), and Other Sales & Related Workers (2.03 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Pinellas County, FL, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($70,772), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($64,923), and Management Occupations ($63,204).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

454k

2017 Value

± 11,834

2.71%

1 Year growth

± 3.57%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Pinellas County, FL grew at a rate of 2.71%, from 442k employees to 454k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pinellas County, FL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (70,948 people), Retail Trade (53,967 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (42,870 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Pinellas County, FL, though some of these residents may live in Pinellas County, FL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Pinellas County, FL, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (70,948 people), Retail Trade (53,967 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (42,870 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Pinellas County, FL has an unusually high number of Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (1.66 times higher than expected), Finance & Insurance (1.33 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (1.23 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Pinellas County, FL, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($72,215), Finance & Insurance ($53,942), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($50,615).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Florida to other states, or from other states to Florida.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $57.1B

  2. $44.9B

  3. $41.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Florida product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $57.1B, followed by Pharmaceuticals with $44.9B and Gasoline and $41.8B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Florida products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$457B

2015 Value

$714B

Projected 2045 Value

56.2% growth

In 2015, total outbound Florida trade was $457B. This is expected to increase 56.2% to $714B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Florida trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Florida to other states, or from other states to Florida.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $17.7B

  2. $15.1B

  3. $10.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Florida domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $17.7B, followed by Texas with $15.1B and California and $10.7B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Florida shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

89% of the population of Pinellas County, FL has health coverage, with 39.3% on employee plans, 13.6% on Medicaid, 17.2% on Medicare, 16.5% on non-group plans, and 2.44% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Pinellas County, FL was $8,076 in 2014. This is a 5.05% increase from the previous year ($7,688).

Primary care physicians in Pinellas County, FL see 1093 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.18% decrease from the previous year (1106 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1474 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 567 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Gadsden County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.9%). Additionally, Liberty County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,093 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Pinellas County, FL see an average of 1,093 patients per year. This represents a 1.18% decrease from the previous year (1,106 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Pinellas County, FL in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,076

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,606

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,175

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,229

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Florida (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.05%, from $7,688 to $8,076.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

11%

Uninsured

39.3%

Employer Coverage

13.6%

Medicaid

17.2%

Medicare

16.5%

Non-Group

2.44%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pinellas County, FL grew by 1.99% from 10.8% to 11%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Pinellas County, FL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16.9% prevalence

  2. 15.8% prevalence

  3. 15.5% prevalence

Gadsden County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Florida, at 16.9%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Florida by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Pinellas County, FL is home to a population of 971k people, from which 94.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 11.5% of Pinellas County, FL residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Pinellas County, FL is composed of 716k White Alone residents (73.7%), 97.3k Black or African American Alone residents (10%), 94k Hispanic or Latino residents (9.68%), 32.9k Asian Alone residents (3.39%), 24.2k Two or More Races residents (2.49%), 3.9k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.402%), 1.94k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.2%), and 782 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0806%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Pinellas County, FL are Spanish or Spanish Creole (59,496 speakers), Vietnamese (6,987 speakers), and French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (6,033 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

48

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

50

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Pinellas County, FL was 47.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 48, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 50. But people in Pinellas County, FL are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Pinellas County, FL residents was 48.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

11.5%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

11.2%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 11.5% of Pinellas County, FL residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Pinellas County, FL was 11.2%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Cuba

    984,212 ± 23,779 people

  2. Haiti

    353,866 ± 14,481 people

  3. Colombia

    274,220 ± 12,772 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Pinellas County, FL was Cuba, the natal country of 984,212 Pinellas County, FL residents, followed by Haiti with 353,866 and Colombia with 274,220.

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Citizenship

94.6%

2017 Citizenship

95.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 94.6% of Pinellas County, FL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Pinellas County, FL was 95.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    716k ± 2.57k

  2. Black or African American Alone

    97.3k ± 3.61k

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    94k ± 6.95k

In 2017, there were 7.35 times more White Alone residents (716k people) in Pinellas County, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 97.3k Black or African American Alone and 94k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Pinellas County, FL as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    59,496 speakers (6.56%)

  2. Vietnamese

    6,987 speakers (0.771%)

  3. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    6,033 speakers (0.665%)

14.2% of Pinellas County, FL citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Pinellas County, FL was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 6.56% of the overall population of Pinellas County, FL are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.771% speak Vietnamese and 0.665% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    28,931 ± 2,539

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    10,436 ± 1,734

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    9,690 ± 1,851

Pinellas County, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.77 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Pinellas County, FL awarded 11,729 degrees. The student population of Pinellas County, FL is skewed towards women, with 16,242 male students and 24,759 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Pinellas County, FL are White (8,073 and 69.6%), followed by Black or African American (1,300 and 11.2%), Hispanic or Latino (1,258 and 10.8%), and Asian (387 and 3.34%).

The largest universities in Pinellas County, FL by number of degrees awarded are St Petersburg College (7,561 and 64.5%), University of South Florida-St Petersburg (1,149 and 9.8%), and Eckerd College (565 and 4.82%).

The most popular majors in Pinellas County, FL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (3,645 and 31.1%), Registered Nursing (991 and 8.45%), and General Business Administration & Management (369 and 3.15%).

The median tuition costs in Pinellas County, FL are $26,961 for private four year colleges, and $3,317 and $12,159 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 625 degrees awarded

  2. 81 degrees awarded

  3. 3,635 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Pinellas County, FL was Registered Nursing with 625 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 7,561 degrees awarded

  2. 1,149 degrees awarded

  3. 565 degrees awarded

$3,317

Median In-State Public

$26,961

Median Private

In 2016, the Pinellas County, FL institution with the largest number of graduating students was St Petersburg College with 7,561 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

4,642

Degrees Awarded to Men

7,087

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 4,642 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Pinellas County, FL, which is 0.655 times less than the 7,087 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Pinellas County, FL by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    8,073 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    1,300 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1,258 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Pinellas County, FL were to White students. These 8,073 degrees mean that there were 6.21 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,300 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Pinellas County, FL was $197,300 in 2017, which is 0.907 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $186,500 to $197,300, a 5.79% increase. The homeownership rate in Pinellas County, FL is 67.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Pinellas County, FL have an average commute time of 22.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Pinellas County, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$51,512

Median Household Income

± $1,124

406k

Number of Households

± 10,031

In 2017, the median household income of the 406k households in Pinellas County, FL grew to $51,512 from the previous year's value of $50,036.

The following chart displays the households in Pinellas County, FL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$197,300

2017 Median

± $5,367

$186,500

2016 Median

± $4,109

In 2017, the median property value in Pinellas County, FL grew to to $197,300 from the previous year's value of $186,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Pinellas County, FL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Pinellas County, FL the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Pinellas County, FL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Pinellas County, FL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

67.2%

2017 Homeownership

65.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 67.2% of the housing units in Pinellas County, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 65.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Pinellas County, FL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Pinellas County, FL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Pinellas County, FL have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

22.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pinellas County, FL have a shorter commute time (22.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 1.49% of the workforce in Pinellas County, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    77.2%

  2. Carpooled

    8.49%

  3. Worked At Home

    8.14%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Pinellas County, FL was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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