Pinellas County vs. Florida
Comparative Trends Analysis:
Population Growth and Change, 1969-2017
Introduction
Pinellas County:
2017 Population = 970,637
2017 Percent of State = 4.6%
Florida:
2017 Population = 20,984,400
2017 Percent of State = 6.4%
Attracting and retaining people to live, work, raise a family, and retire underlies the economic vitality of any region. Population growth is both a cause--and a consequence--of economic growth. Patterns of population growth and change reflect differences among regions to attract and retain people both as producers and consumers in their economy.
The following graphs offer a broad overview of trends in the pattern of population growth and change of Pinellas County with comparisons to Florida and the nation at large. This analysis features alternative approaches toward discussing, diagnosing and comparing Pinellas County vs. Florida's population growth over 1969-2017. The data used are those compiled by the Regional Income and Product Divisions of the Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce.
Population, 1969-2017
Population, 1969-2017
Figure 1.
Figure 1 tracks Pinellas County's annual population for the period 1969-2017 to illustrate population patterns over time. During this 49-year period, Pinellas County's population rose from 510,765 in 1969 to 970,637 in 2017, for a net gain of 459,872, or 90.0%.
NOTE: The county and state population totals reported by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) are from the Bureau of Census midyear (July 1) estimates. These estimates may differ from those prepared independently in some states by various agencies and/or universities.
Population, 1969-2017
Population, 1969-2017
Figure 2.
Figure 2 tracks Florida's annual population for the period 1969-2017 to illustrate population patterns over time. During this 49-year period, Florida's population rose from 6,641,000 in 1969 to 20,984,400 in 2017, for a net gain of 14,343,400, or 216.0%.
NOTE: The county and state population totals reported by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) are from the Bureau of Census midyear (July 1) estimates. These estimates may differ from those prepared independently in some states by various agencies and/or universities.
Population Indices (1969=100): 1969-2017
Population Indices (1969=100): 1969-2017
Figure 3.
Figure 3 shows Pinellas County's population growth in a broader context by offering direct comparisons across time with Florida, the United States. The growth indices shown here express each region's population in 1969 as a base figure of 100, and the populations in later years as a percentage of the 1969 base figure. This method allows for more direct comparison of differences in population growth between regions that may differ vastly in size.
Pinellas County's overall population growth was 90.0% over 1969-2017 trailed Florida's increase of 216.0%, and outpaced the United States' increase of 61.8%.
Population as a Percent of the Florida Total: 1969-2017
Population as a Percent of the Florida Total: 1969-2017
Figure 4.
Another interesting and insightful way of highlighting the population growth of Pinellas County is to trace its individual percentage contributions to Florida's statewide population over time, as shown in Figure 4. A rising share means a region's population grew faster, or declined less, than Florida's population, while a declining share shows it grew more slowly.
In 1969, Pinellas County's population comprised 7.7% of Florida's population, while in 2017 it totaled 4.6% thereby yielding a -3.1% share-shift.
   
 
Population Share-Shift
2017 vs. 1969
 
Share-
Shift*
 
2017
vs.
1969
-3.07%
=
4.63%
-
7.69%
 
   
Pinellas County Population:
Annual Percent Change, 1970-2017
Pinellas County Population:
Annual Percent Change, 1970-2017
Figure 5.
Figure 5 displays the short-run pattern of Pinellas County's population growth by tracking the year-to-year percent change over 1970-2017. The average annual percent change for the entire 48-year period is also illustrated on this chart to provide a benchmark for gauging periods of relative high--and relative low--growth against the backdrop of the long-term average.
On average, Pinellas County's population grew at an annual rate of 1.36% over 1970-2017. The county recorded its highest growth in 1972 (6.00%) and posted its lowest growth in 2007 (-0.60%). In 2017, Pinellas County's population grew by 0.89%
Pinellas County Population:
Annual Percent Change and Decade Averages Over 1970-2017
Pinellas County Population:
Annual Percent Change and Decade Averages Over 1970-2017
Figure 6.
Over the past four decades some counties have experienced extreme swings in growth, and often such swings have tended to coincide with the decades themselves. Figure 6 again shows the annual percent change in Pinellas County's population since 1970, but this time they are overlayed with average growth rates for the decade of the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, and 2010-2017.
During the 1970s, Pinellas County's annual population growth rate averaged 3.36%. It averaged 1.71% in the 1980s, 0.88% throughout the 1990s, -0.02% throughout the 2000s, and 0.74% thus far this decade (2010 to 2017).
Population Growth:
Average Annual Percent Change by Decade
Population Growth:
Average Annual Percent Change by Decade
Figure 7.
Figure 7 compares the decade average growth rates for Pinellas County noted in the previous graph with the corresponding decade averages for Florida and the nation. As the chart reveals, Pinellas County's average annual population growth fell below Florida's average during the 1970s (3.36% vs. 3.62%), posted below Florida's average throughout the 1980s (1.71% vs. 2.93%), recorded under Florida's average during the 1990s (0.88% vs. 2.23%), lagged Florida's average in the 2000s (-0.02% vs. 1.70%), and posted below Florida's average over the 8 year period of the last decade, 2010-2017 (0.74% vs. 1.48%).
Finally, relative to nationwide population growth trends, Pinellas County led the nation in the 1970s (3.36% vs. 1.10%), registered above the nation in the 1980s (1.71% vs. 0.95%), recorded underneath the nation throughout the 1990s (0.88% vs. 1.23%), trailed the nation over the 2000s (-0.02% vs. 0.95%), and lagged the nation over 2010-2017 (0.74% vs. 0.75%).
   
 
Population Growth:
Average Annual Percent Change
 
 
 
1.36
3.36
1.71
0.88
-0.02
0.74
0.89
 
2.43
3.62
2.93
2.23
1.70
1.48
1.59
 
1.01
1.10
0.95
1.23
0.95
0.75
0.72
 
   

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Pinellas County:
Population, 1969-2017
 
1969
 
510,765
100.0
N
7.69
1970
 
528,144
103.4
3.40
7.72
1971
 
558,600
109.4
5.77
7.80
1972
 
592,115
115.9
6.00
7.87
1973
 
624,709
122.3
5.50
7.88
1974
 
654,206
128.1
4.72
7.87
1975
 
660,590
129.3
0.98
7.73
1976
 
669,700
131.1
1.38
7.70
1977
 
676,635
132.5
1.04
7.61
1978
 
691,368
135.4
2.18
7.57
1979
 
709,893
139.0
2.68
7.50
1980
 
732,867
143.5
3.24
7.45
1981
 
748,829
146.6
2.18
7.35
1982
 
761,982
149.2
1.76
7.28
1983
 
779,154
152.5
2.25
7.25
1984
 
793,630
155.4
1.86
7.19
1985
 
806,046
157.8
1.56
7.10
1986
 
816,471
159.9
1.29
7.00
1987
 
824,223
161.4
0.95
6.87
1988
 
829,541
162.4
0.65
6.74
1989
 
840,880
164.6
1.37
6.65
1990
 
856,166
167.6
1.82
6.57
1991
 
867,902
169.9
1.37
6.49
1992
 
872,202
170.8
0.50
6.39
1993
 
877,340
171.8
0.59
6.30
1994
 
884,441
173.2
0.81
6.21
1995
 
891,519
174.5
0.80
6.13
1996
 
896,030
175.4
0.51
6.03
1997
 
904,564
177.1
0.95
5.96
1998
 
913,032
178.8
0.94
5.90
1999
 
917,379
179.6
0.48
5.82
2000
 
922,150
180.5
0.52
5.75
2001
 
923,850
180.9
0.18
5.65
2002
 
925,102
181.1
0.14
5.54
2003
 
926,266
181.3
0.13
5.45
2004
 
928,305
181.7
0.22
5.33
2005
 
929,426
182.0
0.12
5.21
2006
 
924,182
180.9
-0.56
5.09
2007
 
918,624
179.9
-0.60
5.00
2008
 
916,458
179.4
-0.24
4.95
2009
 
915,330
179.2
-0.12
4.91
2010
 
916,490
179.4
0.13
4.86
2011
 
918,565
179.8
0.23
4.81
2012
 
922,150
180.5
0.39
4.77
2013
 
929,214
181.9
0.77
4.74
2014
 
937,933
183.6
0.94
4.71
2015
 
949,321
185.9
1.21
4.68
2016
 
962,106
188.4
1.35
4.66
2017
 
970,637
190.0
0.89
4.63
Source: Calculations by the Florida Regional Economic Analysis Project (FL-REAP)
with data provided by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
November 2018
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Florida:
Population, 1969-2017
 
1969
 
6,641,000
100.0
N
3.30
1970
 
6,845,353
103.1
3.08
3.36
1971
 
7,163,026
107.9
4.64
3.46
1972
 
7,520,324
113.2
4.99
3.59
1973
 
7,927,099
119.4
5.41
3.75
1974
 
8,317,034
125.2
4.92
3.90
1975
 
8,541,660
128.6
2.70
3.96
1976
 
8,695,356
130.9
1.80
4.00
1977
 
8,888,958
133.8
2.23
4.04
1978
 
9,131,554
137.5
2.73
4.11
1979
 
9,470,585
142.6
3.71
4.22
1980
 
9,839,835
148.2
3.90
4.33
1981
 
10,192,775
153.5
3.59
4.44
1982
 
10,471,405
157.7
2.73
4.52
1983
 
10,749,849
161.9
2.66
4.60
1984
 
11,039,925
166.2
2.70
4.68
1985
 
11,351,120
170.9
2.82
4.77
1986
 
11,667,503
175.7
2.79
4.86
1987
 
11,997,282
180.7
2.83
4.95
1988
 
12,306,400
185.3
2.58
5.03
1989
 
12,637,718
190.3
2.69
5.12
1990
 
13,033,307
196.3
3.13
5.22
1991
 
13,369,798
201.3
2.58
5.28
1992
 
13,650,553
205.5
2.10
5.32
1993
 
13,927,185
209.7
2.03
5.36
1994
 
14,239,444
214.4
2.24
5.41
1995
 
14,537,875
218.9
2.10
5.46
1996
 
14,853,360
223.7
2.17
5.51
1997
 
15,186,304
228.7
2.24
5.57
1998
 
15,486,559
233.2
1.98
5.61
1999
 
15,759,421
237.3
1.76
5.65
2000
 
16,047,515
241.6
1.83
5.69
2001
 
16,356,966
246.3
1.93
5.74
2002
 
16,689,370
251.3
2.03
5.80
2003
 
17,004,085
256.0
1.89
5.86
2004
 
17,415,318
262.2
2.42
5.95
2005
 
17,842,038
268.7
2.45
6.04
2006
 
18,166,990
273.6
1.82
6.09
2007
 
18,367,842
276.6
1.11
6.10
2008
 
18,527,305
279.0
0.87
6.09
2009
 
18,652,644
280.9
0.68
6.08
2010
 
18,846,461
283.8
1.04
6.09
2011
 
19,097,369
287.6
1.33
6.13
2012
 
19,341,327
291.2
1.28
6.16
2013
 
19,584,927
294.9
1.26
6.19
2014
 
19,897,747
299.6
1.60
6.24
2015
 
20,268,567
305.2
1.86
6.31
2016
 
20,656,589
311.0
1.91
6.39
2017
 
20,984,400
316.0
1.59
6.44
Source: Calculations by the Florida Regional Economic Analysis Project (FL-REAP)
with data provided by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
November 2018
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United States:
Population, 1969-2017
 
1969
 
201,298,000
100.0
N
1970
 
203,798,722
101.2
1.24
1971
 
206,817,509
102.7
1.48
1972
 
209,274,882
104.0
1.19
1973
 
211,349,205
105.0
0.99
1974
 
213,333,635
106.0
0.94
1975
 
215,456,585
107.0
1.00
1976
 
217,553,859
108.1
0.97
1977
 
219,760,875
109.2
1.01
1978
 
222,098,244
110.3
1.06
1979
 
224,568,579
111.6
1.11
1980
 
227,224,719
112.9
1.18
1981
 
229,465,744
114.0
0.99
1982
 
231,664,432
115.1
0.96
1983
 
233,792,014
116.1
0.92
1984
 
235,824,907
117.2
0.87
1985
 
237,923,734
118.2
0.89
1986
 
240,132,831
119.3
0.93
1987
 
242,288,936
120.4
0.90
1988
 
244,499,004
121.5
0.91
1989
 
246,819,222
122.6
0.95
1990
 
249,622,814
124.0
1.14
1991
 
252,980,941
125.7
1.35
1992
 
256,514,224
127.4
1.40
1993
 
259,918,588
129.1
1.33
1994
 
263,125,821
130.7
1.23
1995
 
266,278,393
132.3
1.20
1996
 
269,394,284
133.8
1.17
1997
 
272,646,925
135.4
1.21
1998
 
275,854,104
137.0
1.18
1999
 
279,040,168
138.6
1.15
2000
 
282,162,411
140.2
1.12
2001
 
284,968,955
141.6
0.99
2002
 
287,625,193
142.9
0.93
2003
 
290,107,933
144.1
0.86
2004
 
292,805,298
145.5
0.93
2005
 
295,516,599
146.8
0.93
2006
 
298,379,912
148.2
0.97
2007
 
301,231,207
149.6
0.96
2008
 
304,093,966
151.1
0.95
2009
 
306,771,529
152.4
0.88
2010
 
309,338,421
153.7
0.84
2011
 
311,644,280
154.8
0.75
2012
 
313,993,272
156.0
0.75
2013
 
316,234,505
157.1
0.71
2014
 
318,622,525
158.3
0.76
2015
 
321,039,839
159.5
0.76
2016
 
323,405,935
160.7
0.74
2017
 
325,719,178
161.8
0.72
Source: Calculations by the Florida Regional Economic Analysis Project (FL-REAP)
with data provided by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
November 2018
REAP_PI_CA1400_100_PN
 
   
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