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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 260,094 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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Saint Petersburg, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 260,094
Population in Households 253,317
Population in Familes 177,205
Population in Group Qrtrs 6,777
Population Density2 4,212
Diversity Index3 57


Median Household Income $48,338
Average Household Income $69,751
Per Capita Income $31,719


Total Housing Units 136,489 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 63,989 (46.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 50,689 (37.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 21,811 (16.0%)
Median Home Value $187,414
Average Home Value $255,258


Total Households 114,678
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 61,031
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.74% 0.84%
Households 0.64% 0.84%
Families 0.39% 0.66%
Median Household Income   2.47%
Per Capita Income   3.19%

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, 2018 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 # 318 65th
Median Household Income # 485 47th
Per Capita Income # 320 65th

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