Pinellas County

Pinellas County is located in Central West Florida bordering the Gulf of Mexico, Tampa Bay, and Pasco and Hillsborough Counties. 

Pinellas County was established in 1911 from a portion of Hillsborough County. The name is derived from Spanish "Punto Pinal", meaning "point of pines."

Pinellas County Florida Image Map
Population - 2000
921,495
Population - 2010
916,542
Population - 2015 Est
944,971
Land Area (sq mi)
274
Water Area (sq mi)
334
Total Area (sq mi)
608
Average Rainfall
55
Temperature - Average High
83
Temperature - Average Low
62

Pinellas County Schools was officially formed in Florida in 1912. The district is also famously known for establishing the first adult education program in Florida. This was a result of the influx of returning veterans from WWII who were seeking to complete their education. Today, Pinellas County School District is the seventh-largest district in the state of Florida and the 26th-largest district in the nation containing over 100,000 students.

Tropicana Field is home to the Tampa Bay Rays MLB team. Located in St. Petersburg, Florida, the stadium also hosts college football. This domed stadium is the only non-retractable Major League Baseball stadium and is the smallest by seating capacity. 

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Francis Wilson Playhouse is a beautiful old theater that first opened in 1935. Each year it has a season of eight shows and musicals that each run for a few weeks.

The Gulf Beaches Public Library is a part of the Pinellas Public Library Cooperative. It has been serving the community of Madeira Beach and the surrounding areas since 1952.

The Gulfport Public Library is a library in the Pinellas County Library Cooperative located in Gulfport, Florida.

Jersey College is a nursing college with 6 locations in New Jersey and Florida. The Florida Campuses are in Fort Lauderdale, Largo, Tampa, and Jacksonville.

The Largo Public Library is located in Largo, Florida. It is a part of the Pinellas Public Library Cooperative and cards are available to anyone in Pinellas County.

LCC Day School is a partnership of school, church and families, inspiring superior academic performance while instilling leadership, responsibility, and values in a nurturing environment. 

The Oldsmar Public Library is located in Oldsmar, Florida. It is part of the Pinellas Public Library Cooperative. Library cards are available to anyone residing in Pinellas County.

Facebook group dedicated to supporting families with activities that include regular meetings that focus on parental support and guidance, curriculum planning, adult social nights, date night/childcare swapping, home management help, community learning opportunities, and more.