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, Florida's estimated population is 265,098 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 4291.53 people/mi² (1656.96 people/km²).
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 2.33 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.