Pinellas County Fun Facts!!
Did you know that on average there are 361 days of sunshine in Pinellas County? Yes…that’s 4 cloudy days per year. With a climate like that it is no wonder that Pinellas is the most densely populated County in Florida! With over 35 miles of White sandy beaches and 588 miles of coastline it really is like living in paradise. We have some of the most beautiful beaches in the world with Clearwater, Ft. Desoto and Caladesi Island consistently ranking in the top ten in the Country. Located in West central Florida we are a few hours drive from almost all Florida has to offer….from Orlando and all it’s attractions to St. Augustine and it’s old time, quaint relaxing atmosphere. Head to the East coast and visit the Kennedy Space Center, or down South and relax on the beaches of Ft. Myers. Feel like some fine dining, shopping and maybe a little theatre? Head over the bridge to Tampa where there is an international port, international airport, national sports teams. We really do have it all….visit Pinellas County website for more information
Some Fun Facts:
Pinellas County has 43 golf courses and 1059 tennis courts and 2865 shuffle board courts
More than 17,852,361 visitors to Pinellas County Parks
3,638 miles of sidewalks countywide;
1,072 miles of sidewalks in unincorporated neighborhoods
469 signalized intersections
50 miles of recreational trails—Pinellas Trail and Friendship Trail Bridge – largest in eastern US (plus 9 miles of ancillary trail spurs.)
1164 commercial vessels registered in Pinellas County; 56,695 boats overall (2005)
The highest natural point in Pinellas County is 110 Ft. NGVD, and located north and east of the intersection of State Rd. 580 and Countryside Blvd.
Aviation history is made in Pinellas County as Tony Jannus pilots the world’s first scheduled airline flight from St. Petersburg to Tampa.
The Young Rainey “STAR” center (Scientific Technology and Research Center) is the first and only Department of Energy plant in the nation to be transitioned from nuclear weapons production to a commercially viable high tech center.
IN ONE DAY, Commercial fisherman haul in 82,000 pounds of fish (5,345,683/yr), 1,769 pounds of crabs, clams and lobsters (645,694/yr) and 2,128 pounds of shrimp (776,732/yr) (SOURCE: Florida Wildlife Commission)
5735 PSTA bus stops, 208 buses, 16 trolleys, 11.4 million riders annually/39,000 daily 8.6 million miles of transit each – and growing
911 received 583,592 calls in 2007
121,089 patients transported by EMS/SUNSTAR/YR—172, 391 responses overall