Belleair, Florida

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Belleair, Florida
Location in Pinellas County and the state of Florida
Location in Pinellas County and the state of Florida
Coordinates: 27°56′6″N 82°48′36″W / 27.93500°N 82.81000°W / 27.93500; -82.81000Coordinates: 27°56′6″N 82°48′36″W / 27.93500°N 82.81000°W / 27.93500; -82.81000
Country United States
State Florida
County Pinellas
 • MayorGary Katica
 • Total2.54 sq mi (6.58 km2)
 • Land1.73 sq mi (4.48 km2)
 • Water0.81 sq mi (2.10 km2)
46 ft (14 m)
 • Total3,869
 • Estimate 
 • Density2,436.16/sq mi (940.59/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)727
FIPS code12-05075[3]
GNIS feature ID0278451[4]

Belleair is a town in Pinellas County, Florida, United States. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 3,869.[5]


Belleair began as a resort town with the construction of the Bellevue Hotel by businessman Henry B. Plant in 1896. The hotel increased tourist interest in the area and also created demand for a residential neighborhood. Construction of the first subdivision began in 1924 and the town incorporated in 1925, choosing to be a separate entity from the neighboring City of Clearwater. The Eagles Nest Japanese Gardens, a popular tourist attraction in the town, opened in 1938. As a result of World War 2, the gardens were closed in 1952 and turned into the Eagles Nest subdivision.[6]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.8 square miles (7.3 km2), of which 1.8 square miles (4.7 km2) is land and 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2) (36.30%) is water.

Form of government[edit]

The Town of Belleair has a Council-Manager form of government. The current Town Manager is JP Murphy who was hired in May 2017. The current mayor and commissioners are:

  • Mayor - Gary H. Katica
  • Vice Mayor - Karla Rettstatt
  • Commissioner - Tom Shelly
  • Commissioner - Tom Kurey
  • Commissioner - Michael Wilkinson[7]


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20184,217[2]9.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 4,067 people, 1,973 households, and 1,225 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,265.8 inhabitants per square mile (877.2/km²). There were 2,263 housing units at an average density of 1,260.8 per square mile (488.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.35% White, 0.15% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.39% Asian, 0.20% from other races, and 0.76% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.53% of the population.

There were 1,973 households out of which 17.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.1% were married couples living together, 5.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.9% were non-families. 34.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.04 and the average family size was 2.58.

In the town, the population was spread out with 16.2% under the age of 18, 2.5% from 18 to 24, 20.1% from 25 to 44, 28.5% from 45 to 64, and 32.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 53 years. For every 100 females, there were 84.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.1 males.

Belleair Town Hall

The median income for a household in the town was $63,267, and the median income for a family was $96,400. Males had a median income of $61,548 versus $31,313 for females. The per capita income for the town was $59,164. About 1.4% of families and 4.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.7% of those under age 18 and 4.4% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ "2018 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 19, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 4, 2019.
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Belleair town, Florida". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved May 8, 2012.
  6. ^ "Town of Belleair 2018 Historic Survey Report". Town of Belleair. Retrieved September 17, 2018.
  7. ^
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.

External links[edit]

Town of Belleair, Florida Website