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Saint Petersburg, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Saint Petersburg is the 5th largest city in Florida with a population of 252,408 as of July 1, 2016. Saint Petersburg ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Florida. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Saint Petersburg is located at latitude 27.762 and longitude -82.6441 in Pinellas County. The formal boundaries for the City of Saint Petersburg (see map below) encompass a land area of 61.75 sq. miles and a water area of 75.89 sq. miles. Pinellas County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 43 feet.

The City of Saint Petersburg (GNIS ID: 2405401) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Saint Petersburg is located within St. Petersburg CCD of Pinellas County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Saint Petersburg population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Saint Petersburg, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 252,408
Population in Households 245,598
Population in Familes 173,726
Population in Group Qrtrs 6,810
Population Density1 4,088
Diversity Index2 57


Total Households 111,484
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 59,586
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 133,519 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 62,183 (46.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 49,301 (36.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 22,035 (16.5%)
Median Home Value $164,978
Average Home Value $237,209


Median Household Income $44,476
Average Household Income $63,673
Per Capita Income $29,092
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.5% 0.72%
Households 0.39% 0.67%
Families 0.13% 0.51%
Median Household Income   2.73%
Per Capita Income   1.67%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Saint Petersburg, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Saint Petersburg to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 5 100th
Population Density1 # 161 83rd
Diversity Index2 # 318 66th
Median Household Income # 471 49th
Per Capita Income # 320 65th

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