St. Petersburg, Florida Population 2019

St. Petersburg is a city located in the State of Florida. This city is one of the largest cities within the state of Florida that does not serve as a county seat. St. Petersburg is part of the Tampa–St. Petersburg–Clearwater Metropolitan Statistical Area which is home to approximately 2.8 million residents. The area is constructed on the peninsula area of Florida and is sandwiched between the Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. The current estimated population of this city has reached 263,255.

St. Petersburg was incorporated as a town on February 29, 1892, when it had a population of only some 300 people. However, St. Petersburg was not incorporated as a city until June 1903. The nearby water channels were soon dredged to create a more easily accessible channel, and the port in the area proliferated - bringing work for residents and drawing the attention of those looking for steady employment. The population of the city soon began to increase, and this brought more improvements to the area. Soon, the first trolley service was installed in the city of St. Petersburg, and by 1915 the city had established its library. This library still stands today.

St. Petersburg Population Statistics

The 2010 population count comes to a total of 245,161. The most recent estimate for the population brings this number to a total of 263,255 residents, showing a positive growth of just over 7%.

The population of the city also reports a population with 52% of residents identifying as female. 17% of the population is over the age of 64 years, and only 4.8% of the population is five years or younger. At least 90% of the residents over the age of 25 have obtained a high school diploma, while only 33% of the population have earned a Bachelor's degree or higher.

St. Petersburg Population Growth

The reported population in St. Petersburg near the time of original incorporation - 1890 - was around 270 residents. By 1920, this number had grown to over 14,000 residents. By 1930, the population had more than doubled. This trend of intense growth continued over the years for some time. However, following 1980, the population came to something of a standstill until the year 2000. The population grew once more by another 10,000 individuals, only to see a decline at the next census that was taken in 2010. As the year 2020 comes closer - we see a slight uptick in the St. Petersburg population - but only time will tell if it will be maintained.

St Petersburg Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of St Petersburg was:

  • White: 69.18%
  • Black or African American: 22.85%
  • Asian: 3.33%
  • Two or more races: 3.15%
  • Other race: 1.25%
  • Native American: 0.20%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.05%

St. Petersburg, Florida's estimated population is 263,255 according to the most recent United States census estimates. St. Petersburg, Florida is the 5th largest city in Florida based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 4261.70 people/mi² (1645.44 people/km²), with a household density of 821.02 people/km² (2126.45 people/mi²).

The overall median age is 42.6 years, 41.1 years for males, and 44.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 92.5 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 131,356 households in the city, with an average size of people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 2.4%, with a median rent of $1015/month. The median house has 4.9 rooms, and has a value of $165,000.

The median income for households in St. Petersburg, Florida is $50,622, while the mean household income is $70,964.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2017263,2553,3361.28%
2016259,9194,2511.66%
2015255,6683,0331.20%
2014252,6353,9741.60%
2013248,6611,8790.76%
2012246,7829050.37%
2011245,8776610.27%
2010245,216-3,016-0.12%
2000248,2329,6030.40%
1990238,629-18-0.00%
1980238,64722,4880.99%
1970216,15934,8611.77%
1960181,29884,5606.48%
195096,73835,9264.75%
194060,81220,3874.17%
193040,42526,18811.00%
192014,23710,11013.18%
19104,1272,5279.94%
19001,6001,30018.22%
18903000.00%

St Petersburg Population in 2018Source: Andrew Shiva�/�Wikipedia

Population by Race

Race Population
White177,116
Black or African American58,494
Asian8,515
Two or More Races8,075
Some Other Race3,204
American Indian and Alaska Native501
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander126

St Petersburg Population Pyramid 2019

St Petersburg Median Age

42.6


Total

41.1


Male

44.1


Female

St Petersburg Adults

There are 209,845 adults, (45,248 of whom are seniors) in St Petersburg.

St Petersburg Age Dependency

55.6

Age Dependency Ratio

27.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.1

Child Dependency Ratio

St Petersburg Sex Ratio

Female

133,030

51.96%

Male

123,001

48.04%

St Petersburg Households and Families

St Petersburg Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

St Petersburg Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married77.8%22.2%
All58.1%41.9%
Male49.5%50.5%
Non Family48%52%
Female43.6%56.4%

58.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All107,2772.3358.1
Non Family50,0241.348
Married38,1142.9977.8
Female14,4403.7543.6
Male4,6993.6749.5

3.14

Average Family Size

2.33

Average Household Size

6.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

1.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

St Petersburg Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,5832.98%
9th to 12th Grade12,1836.49%
High School Graduate49,15726.20%
Some College39,13520.86%
Associates Degree19,42610.35%
Bachelors Degree39,10920.84%
Graduate Degree23,03212.28%

St Petersburg Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White128,060119,58448,474
Black37,59031,6216,310
Hispanic11,97810,0553,540
Asian6,3805,3272,611
Multiple Races3,2182,8371,108
Other Race2,2251,938655
Native American44638839
Islander10810819

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 40.92%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,673$37,381$33,343
Less Than High School$23,056$26,544$17,198
High School Grad$27,705$30,591$25,980
Some College$31,624$34,327$30,078
Bachelors Degree$46,982$52,276$42,485
Graduate Degree$60,461$76,272$52,694

$35,673

Average Earnings

$37,381

Average Male

$33,343

Average Female

St Petersburg Language

St Petersburg Language by Age

St Petersburg Language

88.13% of St Petersburg residents speak only English, while 11.87% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.94% of the population.

St Petersburg Poverty

St Petersburg Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White157,91518,34111.61%
Black57,78016,50828.57%
Hispanic19,1622,66713.92%
Multiple7,7711,51119.44%
Asian8,37096911.58%
Other3,19543213.52%
Native4996813.63%

15.93%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.12%

Male Poverty Rate

16.68%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in St Petersburg

The race most likely to be in poverty in St Petersburg is Black, with 28.57% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in St Petersburg is Asian, with 11.58% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.96%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.24%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.93%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School27.28%
High School17.11%
Some College12.40%
Bachelors or Greater5.79%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed38.59%
Male Unemployed37.28%
Female Employed8.02%
Male Employed5.80%

St Petersburg Income

St Petersburg Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$50,622$70,964
Families$66,222$88,643
Married Families$83,200$108,901
Non Families$35,260$48,905

St Petersburg Marital Status

St Petersburg Marital Status

Marriage Rates

38.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.4%

Male Marriage Rate

36.4%

Female Marriage Rate

St Petersburg Married by Age and Sex

St Petersburg Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

St Petersburg Marital Status by Race

St Petersburg Veterans

20,786

Number of Veterans

18,815

Male Veterans

1,971

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam7,171
First Gulf War3,574
Second Gulf War3,236
Korea1,973
World War II1,386
Age Group Veterans
75+5,108
65 to 744,871
35 to 544,689
55 to 644,040
18 to 342,078

St Petersburg Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White16,38610.82%
Black3,8348.76%
Hispanic8786.17%
2 or More2496.24%
Asian1281.84%
Other863.45%
Indian8017.39%
Hawaiian2321.30%

St Petersburg Veterans by Education

8.85%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.71%

Veteran Disability Rate

St Petersburg Employment Status

63.1%

Labor Force Participation

58.7%

Employment Rate

6.5%

Unemployment Rate

St Petersburg Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

40.93%

Born in Florida

89.44%

Native Born

10.56%

Foreign Born

4.03%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

89.44% of St Petersburg residents were born in the United States, with 40.93% having been born in Florida. 4.03% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.