Indian Shores, Florida

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Not to be confused with Indian River Shores, Florida.
Indian Shores, Florida
Motto: "A Great Place To Live "
Location of Indian Shores in Pinellas County, Florida
Location of Indian Shores in Pinellas County, Florida
Coordinates: 27°51′2″N 82°50′36″W / 27.85056°N 82.84333°W / 27.85056; -82.84333Coordinates: 27°51′2″N 82°50′36″W / 27.85056°N 82.84333°W / 27.85056; -82.84333
Country  United States
State  Florida
County  Pinellas
 • Mayor James J. Lawrence
 • Total 0.9 sq mi (2.5 km2)
 • Land 0.3 sq mi (0.9 km2)
 • Water 0.6 sq mi (1.6 km2)
Elevation 3 ft (1 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,420
 • Density 1,600/sq mi (570/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 33785
Area code(s) 727
FIPS code 12-33675[1]
GNIS feature ID 0284536[2]
Indian Shores Municipal Center on May 6, 2013

Indian Shores is a town in Pinellas County, Florida, United States. The town is a beach-front community situated on a barrier island west of Seminole, Florida. The population was 1,420 at the 2010 census.[3] The town has recently undergone multiple construction and renovation projects, including utility undergrounding, road re-surfacing, and the placement of pedestrian safety measures. The town is also in the process of constructing a new municipal center to replace the decades-old, antiquated facility.


Indian Shores is located at 27°51′2″N 82°50′36″W / 27.85056°N 82.84333°W / 27.85056; -82.84333 (27.850668, -82.843407).[4] Indian Shores is bordered by the beach communities of Indian Rocks Beach to the north and Redington Shores to the south.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2). 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2) of it is land and 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2) of it (64.21%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,705 people, 989 households, and 483 families residing in the town. The population density was 5,097.7 inhabitants per square mile (1,994.9/km²). There were 2,547 housing units at an average density of 7,615.2 per square mile (2,980.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.36% White, 0.23% African American, 0.06% Native American, 0.41% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.12% from other races, and 0.76% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.46% of the population.

There were 989 households out of which 5.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.1% were married couples living together, 5.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 51.1% were non-families. 42.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.72 and the average family size was 2.26.

In the town the population was spread out with 6.1% under the age of 18, 2.6% from 18 to 24, 19.2% from 25 to 44, 40.0% from 45 to 64, and 32.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 56 years. For every 100 females there were 96.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $45,000, and the median income for a family was $61,641. Males had a median income of $45,375 versus $35,875 for females. The per capita income for the town was $40,002. About 5.4% of families and 6.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.3% of those under age 18 and 9.8% of those age 65 or over.


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