St. Petersburg is a city located in Florida. With a 2020 population of 267,121, it is the 5th largest city in Florida (after Jacksonville, Miami, Tampa, and Orlando) and the 79th largest city in the United States . St. Petersburg is currently growing at a rate of 0.33% annually and its population has increased by 9.13% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 244,769 in 2010. St. Petersburg reached it's highest population of 267,121 in 2021. Spanning over 138 miles, St. Petersburg has a population density of 4,318 people per square mile.
The average household income in St. Petersburg is $81,203 with a poverty rate of 13.36%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,116 per month, and the median house value is $205,000. The median age in St. Petersburg is 42.9 years, 41.9 years for males, and 44 years for females.
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.
St. Petersburg Population Statistics
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 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.