Bear Creek, Florida

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Population in 2010: 1,948.
Males: 927  (47.6%)
Females: 1,021  (52.4%)
Median resident age:

56.8 years
Florida median age:

42.4 years

Zip codes: 33707.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $56,737
Bear Creek:

$56,737
FL:

$59,227

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $36,469

Bear Creek CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $231,400
Bear Creek:

$231,400
FL:

$245,100

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $413,405; detached houses: $476,525; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $272,010; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $242,135; mobile homes: $30,850

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,371.

March 2019 cost of living index in Bear Creek: 95.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 18.6%
(17.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 23.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 20.0% for other race residents)

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  • Races in Bear Creek, FL (2019)
    • 1,52086.6%White alone
    • 1438.1%Hispanic
    • 281.6%Asian alone
    • 241.4%Two or more races
    • 191.1%Black alone

Races in Bear Creek detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Ancestries: American (19.6%), German (15.6%), Irish (8.9%), English (7.3%), Italian (7.2%), Polish (4.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

110 residents are foreign born (2.3% North America, 1.7% Europe, 1.1% Latin America).

This place:

6.4%
Florida:

20.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $3,449 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,176 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Petersburg, FL (4.1 miles , pop. 248,232).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (779.4 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

South Pasadena, FL (0.9 miles ),
Gulfport, FL (1.1 miles ),
St. Pete Beach, FL (1.5 miles ),
Treasure Island, FL (1.6 miles ),
St. Petersburg, FL (2.0 miles ),
Kenneth City, FL (2.1 miles ),
West Lealman, FL (2.1 miles ),
Madeira Beach, FL (2.2 miles )

Latitude: 27.76 N, Longitude: 82.73 W

Distribution of median household income in Bear Creek, FL in 2019
Distribution of house value in Bear Creek, FL in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.4%
Florida:

6.3%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 69.6. This is about average.

City:

69.6
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2007 was 0.291. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.291
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2007 was 4.15. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.15
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 1.47. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.47
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.3
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 16.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.5
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.45. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.45
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 0.00408. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00408
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Bear Creek-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Florida state average. It is 28% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/4/1966, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.2 miles away from the Bear Creek place center killed 11 people and injured 530 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 10/3/1992, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 5.4 miles away from the place center killed 3 people and injured 75 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bear Creek-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Florida state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 262.1 miles away from the city center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 359.3 miles away from Bear Creek center
On 3/31/1992 at 14:59:39, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 220.8 miles away from Bear Creek center
On 5/6/2018 at 16:47:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 364.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 387.7 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 423.3 miles away from Bear Creek center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Pinellas County (24) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 10, Fires: 5, Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Tropical Storms: 4, Storms: 3, Freeze: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Bear Creek:

  • SPRINGS AT BOCA CIEGA BAY (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; SAINT PETERSBURG, FL)
  • PALMS OF PASADENA HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 1 miles away; SAINT PETERSBURG, FL)
  • PASADENA MANOR (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; SAINT PETERSBURG, FL)
  • EGRET COVE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; SAINT PETERSBURG, FL)
  • BOCA CIEGA CENTER (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; GULFPORT, FL)
  • HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTRE AT DOLPHINS VIEW (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; SOUTH PASADENA, FL)
  • SWANHOLM NURSING AND REHAB CEN (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; SAINT PETERSBURG, FL)

Amtrak stations near Bear Creek:

  • 7 miles: PINELLAS PARK (PARK BLVD. AT U.S. 19) - Bus Station . Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 16 miles: CLEARWATER (20967 U.S. 19) - Bus Station

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bear Creek:

  • Eckerd College (about 4 miles; Saint Petersburg, FL; Full-time enrollment: 2,437)
  • University of South Florida-St Petersburg (about 6 miles; St. Petersburg, FL; FT enrollment: 4,459)
  • St Petersburg College (about 11 miles; Clearwater, FL; FT enrollment: 21,467)
  • Strayer University-Florida (about 20 miles; Tampa, FL; FT enrollment: 2,723)
  • Hillsborough Community College (about 21 miles; Tampa, FL; FT enrollment: 19,838)
  • The University of Tampa (about 21 miles; Tampa, FL; FT enrollment: 7,216)
  • State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota (about 24 miles; Bradenton, FL; FT enrollment: 8,012)

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Pinellas County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.0 people
Florida:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

52.4%
Whole state:

65.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

6.8%
Whole state:

7.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Bear Creek:

Marital status in Bear Creek, FL
  • Never married: 30.5%
  • Now married: 47.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.5%
  • Divorced: 17.6%

For population 25 years and over in Bear Creek:

  • High school or higher: 92.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 32.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.2
Florida average:

12.1

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Bear Creek, FL (based on Pinellas County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic112,94833
Evangelical Protestant93,022324
Mainline Protestant65,326122
Other30,56385
Orthodox18,28514
Black Protestant9,95540
None586,443-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 200
Here:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 6
This county:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 166
Pinellas County:

1.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 243
Pinellas County:

2.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 818
This county:

8.95 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.0%
Florida:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Pinellas County:

26.3%
Florida:

23.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Pinellas County:

14.0%
State:

14.0%

7.61% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($73,297 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.61%
Florida average:

7.69%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($501 average AGI)
Pinellas County:

0.06%
Florida average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Hillsborough County, FL  1.24% ($88,399 average AGI)
from Pasco County, FL  0.52% ($50,068)
from Orange County, FL  0.15% ($51,175)


6.02% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($55,318 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.02%
Florida average:

6.59%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($482 average AGI)
Pinellas County:

0.06%
Florida average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Hillsborough County, FL  1.10% ($62,988 average AGI)
to Pasco County, FL  0.78% ($42,907)
to Manatee County, FL  0.17% ($61,837)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bear Creek:

  • WMGG (820 AM; 50 kW; LARGO, FL; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ST. PETERSBURG LICENSEE)
  • WRXB (1590 AM; 5 kW; ST. PETERSBURG BEACH, FL; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP OF FLORIDA, INC.)
  • WTIS (1110 AM; daytime; 10 kW; TAMPA, FL; Owner: WTIS-AM, INC.)
  • WWBA (1040 AM; 4 kW; PINELLAS PARK, FL; Owner: GENESIS COMMUNICATIONS OF TAMPA BAY, INC.)
  • WFLA (970 AM; 25 kW; TAMPA, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WDAE (620 AM; 5 kW; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHNZ (1250 AM; 25 kW; TAMPA, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WQYK (1010 AM; 50 kW; SEFFNER, FL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF TAMPA)
  • WWMI (1380 AM; 5 kW; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WGUL (860 AM; 5 kW; DUNEDIN, FL; Owner: WGUL-FM, INC.)
  • WTMP (1150 AM; 10 kW; EGYPT LAKE, FL; Owner: TAMPA BROADCASTING, LTD.)
  • WFLF (540 AM; 50 kW; PINE HILLS, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WXYB (1520 AM; daytime; 1 kW; INDIAN ROCKS BEACH, FL; Owner: ASA BROADCASTING, INC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bear Creek:

  • WLLD (98.7 FM; HOLMES BEACH, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WYUU (92.5 FM; SAFETY HARBOR, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WFTI-FM (91.7 FM; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WSSR (95.7 FM; CLEARWATER, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRBQ-FM (104.7 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WPOI (101.5 FM; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WWRM (94.9 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WBBY (107.3 FM; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WFLZ-FM (93.3 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WMTX (100.7 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WQYK-FM (99.5 FM; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF FLORIDA)
  • WTBT (103.5 FM; BRADENTON, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WXTB (97.9 FM; CLEARWATER, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WHPT (102.5 FM; SARASOTA, FL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WDUV (105.5 FM; NEW PORT RICHEY, FL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WUSF (89.7 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF S. FLORIDA)
  • WBVM (90.5 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: BISHOP OF THE DIOCESE/ST. PETERSBURG)
  • WSJT (94.1 FM; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WSUN-FM (97.1 FM; HOLIDAY, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC)
  • WCTQ (106.5 FM; SARASOTA, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

TV broadcast stations around Bear Creek:

  • W61AI (Channel 61; ROCK HARBOR, FL; Owner: MAKO COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W33CC (Channel 33; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WSPF-CA (Channel 35; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: CITY OF ST. PETERSBURG)
  • WMOR-LP (Channel 63; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: WMOR-TV COMPANY)
  • WEDU (Channel 3; TAMPA, FL; Owner: FLORIDA WEST COAST PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WARP-CA (Channel 20; TAMPA-ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: SUNSHINE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WXAX-LP (Channel 26; CLEARWATER, FL; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WXPX (Channel 66; BRADENTON, FL; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATION LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WTOG (Channel 44; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: VIACOM INTERNATIONAL INC.)
  • WFLA-TV (Channel 8; TAMPA, FL; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFTS-TV (Channel 28; TAMPA, FL; Owner: TAMPA BAY TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WUSF-TV (Channel 16; TAMPA, FL; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA)
  • WTSP (Channel 10; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN COMPANY, INC.)
  • WTTA (Channel 38; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: BAY TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WFTT (Channel 50; TAMPA, FL; Owner: TELEFUTURA TAMPA LLC)
  • WSVT-LP (Channel 18; BRADENTON, FL; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WTVT (Channel 13; TAMPA, FL; Owner: TVT LICENSE, INC.)
  • WCLF (Channel 22; CLEARWATER, FL; Owner: CHRISTIAN TELEVISION CORPORATION, INC.)
  • WTAM-LP (Channel 6; TAMPA, FL; Owner: U.S. INTERACTIVE, L.L.C.)
  • W36CO (Channel 36; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WRMD-LP (Channel 57; TAMPA, FL; Owner: ZGS TELEVISION OF TAMPA, INC.)
  • WWSB (Channel 40; SARASOTA, FL; Owner: SOUTHERN BROADCAST CORPORATION OF SARASOTA)
  • WMOR-TV (Channel 32; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: WMOR-TV COMPANY)
  • WVEA-TV (Channel 62; VENICE, FL; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WVEA-LP (Channel 61; TAMPA, FL; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Bear Creek, FL
  • 90.2%Electricity
  • 8.1%Utility gas
  • 1.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Bear Creek, FL
  • 95.8%Electricity
  • 4.2%Utility gas


Bear Creek compared to Florida state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.

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  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Thailand (population 500+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other South America (population 500+)"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Egypt (population 500+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations"
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