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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 258,449 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Saint Petersburg, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 258,449
Daytime Population: Workers 130,834
Daytime Population: Residents 133,626
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 264,460
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.02
Population in Households 251,675
Population in Familes 177,919
Population in Group Qrtrs 6,774
Population Density2 4,185
Diversity Index3 57


Median Household Income $46,346
Average Household Income $66,713
Per Capita Income $30,371


Total Housing Units 134,789 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 63,540 (47.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 50,436 (37.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 20,813 (15.4%)
Median Home Value $174,048
Average Home Value $237,962


Total Households 113,976
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 61,039
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.76% 0.8%
Households 0.65% 0.74%
Families 0.44% 0.62%
Median Household Income   2.22%
Per Capita Income   2.41%

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, 2017 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 # 157 83rd
Diversity Index # 316 66th
Median Household Income # 486 47th
Per Capita Income # 330 64th

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