East Lake, Pinellas County, Florida

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East Lake, Florida
Lake Tarpon from John Chestnut Park in East Lake.
Lake Tarpon from John Chestnut Park in East Lake.
Location in Pinellas County and the state of Florida
Location in Pinellas County and the state of Florida
Coordinates: 28°6′0″N 82°41′50″W / 28.10000°N 82.69722°W / 28.10000; -82.69722Coordinates: 28°6′0″N 82°41′50″W / 28.10000°N 82.69722°W / 28.10000; -82.69722
CountryUnited States
 • Total31.6 sq mi (81.8 km2)
 • Land28.9 sq mi (74.9 km2)
 • Water2.7 sq mi (7.0 km2)
 • Total30,962
 • Density980/sq mi (380/km2)

East Lake is a census-designated place (CDP) in Pinellas County, Florida, United States. The population was 30,962 at the 2010 census.[1] It was one of the last areas in the densely populated county to develop. It is often confused with East Lake in neighboring Hillsborough County.


East Lake is a Census area that consists of the separate sub-communities of East Lake Woodlands, Lansbrook, Ridgemoor, Woodfield, Boot Ranch, and Tarpon Woods. Its boundaries include Pasco County to the north, Hillsborough County to the east, the city of Oldsmar to the south, and Palm Harbor and the city of Tarpon Springs to the west. It is represented in the U.S. House of representatives by Gus Bilirakis.

The area is popular with families due to the quality of East Lake High School which has managed to rate equivalently with Palm Harbor's University High School (both A+ rated), despite not having the attraction of an International Baccalaureate program like Palm Harbor University High. Also of benefit are the top-flight youth recreational programs offered by East Lake/City of Oldsmar.

The East Lake Community Library is the public library that services the East Lake area. It is a member of the Pinellas Public Library Cooperative. The library’s outdoor space is designated as a Florida Butterfly Garden.[2] As of January 2015, the library has established a special collection area for local, self-published authors to submit their works for circulation and display.[3]


East Lake is located at 28°6′0″N 82°41′50″W / 28.10000°N 82.69722°W / 28.10000; -82.69722 (28.099957, -82.697220).[4] The unincorporated community is located just north of Oldsmar and east of Palm Harbor and Tarpon Springs.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 31.6 square miles (81.8 km2), of which 28.9 square miles (74.9 km2) is land and 2.7 square miles (7.0 km2) (8.50%) is water.[5]

The closest beach is Honeymoon Island State Park. The closest county park is John Chesnut Sr. County Park. It covers approximately 255 acres (1.03 km2) adjacent to Lake Tarpon.


As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 29,394 people, 11,854 households, and 8,914 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 381.1/km² (987.0/mi²). There were 13,339 housing units at an average density of 172.9/km² (447.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 94.87% White, 1.11% African American, 0.14% Native American, 2.31% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.58% from other races, and 0.98% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.72% of the population.

There were 11,854 households out of which 31.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.1% were married couples living together, 6.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.8% were non-families. 20.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 23.8% under the age of 18, 4.3% from 18 to 24, 26.2% from 25 to 44, 27.8% from 45 to 64, and 17.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 94.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.4 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $67,546, and the median income for a family was $79,029. Males had a median income of $61,625 versus $32,289 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $36,206. About 3.1% of families and 3.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.5% of those under age 18 and 3.9% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): East Lake CDP, Florida". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved May 15, 2012.
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  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-04-01. Retrieved 2015-04-19.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): East Lake CDP, Florida". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved May 15, 2012.
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

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