Indian Shores, Florida

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For the community in Wisconsin, see Indian Shores, Wisconsin.
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 staff recently moved into a new municipal center which replaces the decades-old, antiquated facility. The new building houses all Town Departments, and a Council Chambers for official meetings. The Fourth Floor of the building has a large banquet hall, with waterfront balcony views on both sides.

Indian Shores also maintains a municipal Police Department, staffed and operational 24 hours per day, 365 days a year. The ISPD occupies a new modernized Police operations facility in the Municipal Center. The Police Department also provides Police Services to the neighboring Town of Redington Shores. Services are provided through traditional vehicle patrol, as well as ATV patrol on the sand beach areas; and a Police vessel for marine patrol. In addition to uniformed services, the Department also has a Criminal Investigation Division. Created in 1964, the Police Department is currently headed by Chief Terry Hughes.


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.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1950 198
1960 296 49.5%
1970 791 167.2%
1980 984 24.4%
1990 1,405 42.8%
2000 1,705 21.4%
2010 1,420 −16.7%
Est. 2014 1,444 [5] 1.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

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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