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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 263,815 as of July 1, 2019. 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 27.7709 and longitude -82.6793 in Pinellas County. The formal boundaries for the City of Saint Petersburg 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.


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Saint Petersburg, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Saint Petersburg, FL Housing Affordability Index is 122
State of Florida Housing Affordability Index is 113
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Saint Petersburg, FL Wealth Index is 88
State of Florida Wealth Index is 94
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 263,815
Population in Households 257,019
Population in Families 180,977
Population in Group Qrtrs 6,796
Population Density 4,266
Diversity Index1 58
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $53,706
Average Household Income $76,923
Per Capita Income $34,027
Wealth Index3 88

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 136,758 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 68,091 (49.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 48,354 (35.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 20,313 (14.9%)
Median Home Value $217,747
Housing Affordability Index2 122
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 116,445
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 61,858
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.79% 0.8%
Households 0.7% 0.81%
Families 0.47% 0.63%
Median Household Income   2.47%
Per Capita Income   2.82%

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, 2019 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 Density # 160 83rd
Diversity Index # 324 65th
Median Household Income # 406 56th
Per Capita Income # 284 69th

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