Madeira Beach, Florida

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Not to be confused with Madeira.
Madeira Beach, Florida
City
Sunset at Madeira Beach
Sunset at Madeira Beach
Nickname(s): Two miles long and a smile wide
Location in Pinellas County and the state of Florida
Location in Pinellas County and the state of Florida
Coordinates: 27°47′45″N 82°47′26″W / 27.79583°N 82.79056°W / 27.79583; -82.79056Coordinates: 27°47′45″N 82°47′26″W / 27.79583°N 82.79056°W / 27.79583; -82.79056
Country  United States
State  Florida
County  Pinellas
Area
 • Total 3.2 sq mi (8.5 km2)
 • Land 1 sq mi (2.7 km2)
 • Water 2.2 sq mi (5.8 km2)
Elevation 3 ft (1 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 4,263
 • Density 1,300/sq mi (500/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 33708, 33738
Area code(s) 727
FIPS code 12-42400[1]
GNIS feature ID 0286267[2]
Website www.madeirabeachfl.gov

Madeira Beach is a city in Pinellas County, Florida, United States, bordered on the west by the Gulf of Mexico and on the east by St. Petersburg. As of the 2010 census, the population was 4,263.[3] The area is primarily residential with little or no industrial or sizable service businesses. Residents are mostly supported by commercial interests outside the area, and a large number of residents are retirees. Entertainment district John's Pass is located on the Intracoastal Waterway. The city is often referred to by locals as Mad Beach.[4]

Geography[edit]

Madeira Beach is located at 27°47′45″N 82°47′26″W / 27.795853°N 82.790623°W / 27.795853; -82.790623.[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.3 square miles (8.5 km2). 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2) of it is land and 2.2 square miles (5.7 km2) of it (68.50%) is water.[6] The city is located on a barrier island between the Gulf of Mexico to the southwest and Boca Ciega Bay to the northeast. One bridge, the Tom Stuart Causeway, connects Madeira Beach to the mainland, in the unincorporated community of Bay Pines. To the northwest of Madeira Beach is the town of Redington Beach, and to the southeast, across the inlet of John's Pass, is the city of Treasure Island.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,511 people, 2,528 households, and 1,122 families residing in the city. The population density was 4,392.0 per square mile (1,691.0/km²). There were 3,976 housing units at an average density of 3,871.1 per square mile (1,490.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.05% White, 0.27% African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.58% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.67% from other races, and 1.09% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.37% of the population.

There were 2,528 households out of which 9.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.6% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 55.6% were non-families. 42.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.78 and the average family size was 2.36.

In the city the population was spread out with 8.2% under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 35.7% from 45 to 64, and 22.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females there were 111.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 110.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $36,671, and the median income for a family was $50,833. Males had a median income of $32,353 versus $27,455 for females. The per capita income for the city was $30,097. About 4.1% of families and 9.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.1% of those under age 18 and 12.2% of those age 65 or over.

Library[edit]

Gulf Beaches Public Library is located within the City of Madeira Beach. The library serves the citizens of Madeira Beach, Redington Beach, North Redington Beach, Redington Shores and Treasure Island, as well as member cities of the Pinellas Public Library Cooperative, the unincorporated area of Pinellas County, and visitors.[7] The library is supported by these five barrier island communities, which have combined their resources in order to fund the library. The idea of a library to serve the residents of the mid-beach communities began at a September 1949 meeting of the Gulf Beach Woman's Club. Under the guidance of the first club president, Mrs. Polly Van Dyke, a committee of six women began to collect books, which finally found a permanent home in 1952, when a one room building was erected on 140th Avenue in Madeira Beach.[7] The library continued to grow over the next 15 years, and in 1969 a new building was dedicated at the library's present location. In 1988, the library expanded to house its ever-growing collection. A 3,600 square foot space was added to the existing building to create more shelving and reading space, bringing the total square footage of the library to 10,000.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Madeira Beach city, Florida". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved May 7, 2012. 
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Madeira Beach city, Florida". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved May 7, 2012. 
  7. ^ a b c "Gulf Beaches Public Library: About Us". Gulf Beaches Public Library. Retrieved February 15, 2015. 

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