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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
Country  United States
State  Florida
County  Pinellas
 • Total 1.4 sq mi (3.6 km2)
 • Land 0.9 sq mi (2.4 km2)
 • Water 0.5 sq mi (1.2 km2)
Elevation 9 ft (3 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 4,113
 • Density 2,940/sq mi (1,143/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 33785-33786
Area code(s) 727
FIPS code 12-33625
GNIS feature ID 0284535

Indian Rocks Beach is a city in Pinellas County, Florida, United States. The population was 4,113 at the 2010 census. Indian Rocks Beach is part of the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Nice calm clear Day at Indian Rocks Beach in March 2013
Indian Rocks Beach in March 2013

Indian Rocks Beach is located at 27°53′45″N 82°50′51″W / 27.89583°N 82.8475°W / 27.89583; -82.8475 (27.895799, -82.847550). 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.

Waves in Indian Rocks Beach
Waves in Indian Rocks Beach in August 2012
Crystal clear water in Indian Rocks Beach
Indian Rocks Beach


Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 1,940
1970 2,666 37.4%
1980 3,717 39.4%
1990 3,963 6.6%
2000 5,072 28.0%
2010 4,113 −18.9%
Est. 2015 4,251 3.4%
U.S. Decennial Census
Indian rocks beach
Indian Rocks Beach, unlike some Pinellas communities, offers free beach access parking.

As of the census 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.

So many Irish Americans from the ethnic enclave of South Buffalo, New York, have relocated to Indian Rocks Beach and the adjoining community of Largo that this area is often referred to as "South Buffalo South".


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

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