Indian Rocks Beach, Florida

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Indian Rocks Beach, Florida
Location in Pinellas County and the state of Florida
Location in Pinellas County and the state of Florida
Coordinates: 27°53′45″N 82°50′51″W / 27.89583°N 82.84750°W / 27.89583; -82.84750Coordinates: 27°53′45″N 82°50′51″W / 27.89583°N 82.84750°W / 27.89583; -82.84750
Country United States
State Florida
County Pinellas
Government
 • MayorCookie Kennedy
Area
 • Total1.41 sq mi (3.65 km2)
 • Land0.84 sq mi (2.18 km2)
 • Water0.57 sq mi (1.47 km2)
Elevation
9 ft (3 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total4,113
 • Estimate 
(2018)[2]
4,286
 • Density5,125.89/sq mi (1,979.37/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
33785-33786
Area code(s)727
FIPS code12-33625[3]
GNIS feature ID0284535[4]
Websitewww.indian-rocks-beach.com

Indian Rocks Beach, or IRB, is a city in Pinellas County, Florida, United States. The population was 4,113 at the 2010 census.[5] Indian Rocks Beach is part of the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area. It has over two miles of beach along the Gulf of Mexico, with 27 beach accesses.

Geography[edit]

Indian Rocks Beach in March 2013

Indian Rocks Beach is located at 27°53′45″N 82°50′51″W / 27.89583°N 82.84750°W / 27.89583; -82.84750 (27.895799, -82.847550).[6] It lies on a barrier island between the Gulf of Mexico and the Intracoastal Waterway. It is north of Indian Shores and south of Belleair Shore and Belleair Beach. Tourism is its primary industry. It was incorporated in 1956.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.6 km2), of which 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2) is land and 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2) (33.09%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

Indian Rocks Beach, unlike some Pinellas communities, offers free beach access parking.[7]
Historical population
Census Pop.
19601,940
19702,66637.4%
19803,71739.4%
19903,9636.6%
20005,07228.0%
20104,113−18.9%
Est. 20184,286[2]4.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 5,072 people, 2,700 households, and 1,393 families residing in the city. The population density was 5,454.6 inhabitants per square mile (2,105.7/km²). There were 4,032 housing units at an average density of 4,336.1 per square mile (1,673.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.18% White, 0.30% African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.61% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.30% from other races, and 1.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.17% of the population.

There were 2,700 households out of which 11.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.2% were married couples living together, 5.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 48.4% were non-families. 36.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.88 and the average family size was 2.39.

In the city, the population was spread out with 10.1% under the age of 18, 4.3% from 18 to 24, 30.0% from 25 to 44, 36.9% from 45 to 64, and 18.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females, there were 102.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $53,770, and the median income for a family was $65,724. Males had a median income of $41,250 versus $31,833 for females. The per capita income for the city was $40,195. About 1.3% of families and 4.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 3.6% of those age 65 or over.

Locations[edit]

Food and Drink[edit]

Casa Italia - between 26th and 27th Ave

18 On the Rocks - between 24th and 25th Ave

Sandy's Restaurant - between 23rd and 24th

Cafe de Paris Bakery - between 23rd and 24th Ave

Thai-Pan Alley - between 23rd and 24th Ave

Guppy's on the Beach - between 17th and 18th Ave, directly across Gulf Blvd from the main IRB beach access.

Keegan's Seafood Grille - between 15th and 16th Ave

TJ's Italian Cafe - between 15th and 16th Ave

Chicago Jaqx Pizzeria and Taphouse - between 15th and 16th Ave

Red Lion Pub - between 14th and 15th Ave

Pinky's Ice Cream & Candy Shop - between 14th and 15th Ave

Groupers IRB - between 14th and 15th Ave

Salt Public House - between 13th and 14th Ave

Pajanos Pizza & Subs - between 13th and 14th Ave

Kooky Coconut - between 7th and 8th Ave

Lulu's Oyster Bar & Tap House - North side of Walsingham Road (5th Ave)

P.J.'s Oyster Bar - South side of Walsingham Road (5th Ave)

Tropical Ice Cream and Coffee - between 4th and 5th Ave

Ready Set Yo - between 4th and 5th Ave

The Original Crabby Bill's - between 4th and 5th Ave

Jimmy Guana's - between 3rd and 4th Ave (on back roads, waterfront)

Slyce Pizza Bar - between 3rd and 4th Ave

Candy Kitchen - between 3rd and 4th Ave

Los Mexicanos - between 3rd and 4th Ave

Off the Grid - between 2nd and 3rd Ave (on back street)

Aqua Prime - between 2nd and 3rd

JD's Resturaunt & Lounge - between 1st St and 2nd Ave

Villa Gallace - between 1st St and 2nd Ave

Attractions[edit]

Nekton Surf Shop is between 13th and 14th Ave. In addition to being a surf shop, you can rent paddle boards, bikes, surf boards, skim boards, and kayaks.

Indian Rocks Beach Boat Rentals is just south of the Walsingham Bridge, on the intracoastal waterway. You can rent motor boats.

Indian Rocks Beach Historical Museum is located on 4th Ave.[9] The museum's exhibits cover local history, and it is operated by the Indian Rocks Historical Society.[9]

Splash Harbour Water Park[10] is a Key West themed water amusement park for children and adults, located on 4th Ave.

Island Surf Shop is a surf shop between 3rd and 4th Ave. From here, you can rent longboards, surf boards, paddleboards, and skateboards.

Parks[edit]

Brown Park is on Bay Blvd, just north of 27th Ave, on very north end of Indian Rocks Beach. It has a playground and tennis courts.

Kolb Park is home to Campalong Baseball Field, Indian Rocks Beach Skatepark, tennis courts, basketball courts, and a large shaded playground area. This is wear a lot of city events take place, such as Oktoberfest. The park is across the street from the city hall, between 15th Ave and 16th Ave.

Indian Rocks Beach Nature Preserve[11] is located between 9th Ave and 10th Ave. The preserve features multiple boardwalk trails (some of which are waterfront), a dog park, and a community garden.

Chief Chic-A-Si Park is located on 4th Ave. It is home to the "Taste of IRB" event.

Churches[edit]

Church of the Isles (between 24th and 25th Ave)

Calvary Episcopal Church (between 16th and 18th Ave, waterfront)

Other Locations[edit]

Mobil (26th Ave)

Beach Art Center (between 15th and 16th Ave on Bay Palms Blvd)

Indian rocks Beach Library (between 15th and 16th Ave on Bay Palms Blvd)

Indian Rocks Beach City Hall (between 15th and 16th Ave on Bay Palms Blvd)

Indian Rocks Tackle (13th Ave)

USA Grocers (13th Ave)

United States Post Office (4th Ave)

CVS (4th Ave)

Pinellas Suncoast Fire Rescue (between 3rd and 4th Ave)

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on August 24, 2017. Retrieved July 7, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved October 22, 2019.
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Archived from the original on February 4, 2012. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  5. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Indian Rocks Beach city, Florida". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved May 7, 2012.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Archived from the original on May 27, 2002. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  7. ^ Farris, Darren. "Free Beach Parking on Indian Rocks Beach". indianrocksbch.com. Empowwwer. Archived from the original on November 7, 2014. Retrieved November 6, 2014.
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  9. ^ a b "Indian Rocks Historical Museum". Indian Rocks Historical Museum. Archived from the original on December 15, 2014. Retrieved December 11, 2014.
  10. ^ "Splash Harbour Water Park". Splash Harbour Water Park.
  11. ^ "Indian Rocks Beach Nature Preserve". Trip Advisor.
  12. ^ "Tfue". YouTube. Retrieved December 16, 2019.
  13. ^ "Sean Culkin". National Football League. Archived from the original on October 15, 2017. Retrieved October 15, 2017.
  14. ^ Muchnick, Irvin (2007). Wrestling Babylon: Piledriving Tales of Drugs, Sex, Death, and Scandal. ECW Press. p. 149. ISBN 1-55022-761-0.
  15. ^ Mooneyham, Mike. "George Scott leaves legacy of greatness in professional wrestling". Post and Courier. Retrieved December 16, 2019.

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