St. Petersburg, Florida Population 2022

268,006
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St. Petersburg is a city located in Florida. St. Petersburg has a 2020 population of 268,006. St. Petersburg is currently growing at a rate of 0.33% annually and its population has increased by 9.29% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 245,222 in 2010.

The average household income in St. Petersburg is $81,203 with a poverty rate of 11.61%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,168 per month, and the median house value is $222,900. 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.

St. Petersburg Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of St. Petersburgwas:

  • White: 69.03%
  • Black or African American: 21.26%
  • Two or more races: 4.65%
  • Asian: 3.48%
  • Other race: 1.34%
  • Native American: 0.21%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.04%
The current population of St. Petersburg, Florida is 268,006 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 268,006.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 245,222.

St. Petersburg, Florida Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20102,788,3700.00%
20112,813,27024,9000.89%
20122,843,64030,3701.07%
20132,880,54036,9001.28%
20142,927,40046,8601.60%
20152,983,93056,5301.89%
20163,048,96065,0302.13%
20173,106,92057,9601.87%
20183,154,65047,7301.51%
20193,194,83040,1801.26%
20203,235,01040,1801.24%
20213,275,20040,1901.23%

St. Petersburg Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White182,23669.03%
Black or African American56,13021.26%
American Indian and Alaska Native5530.21%
Asian9,1853.48%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander960.04%
Some Other Race3,5261.34%
Two or More Races12,2754.65%
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St. Petersburg Population by Race

St. Petersburg Population Pyramid 2022

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St. Petersburg Median Age

43.1


Total

42.4


Male

44


Female

St. Petersburg Adults

There are 220,264 adults, (50,826 of whom are seniors) in St. Petersburg.

St. Petersburg Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

30

Old Age Dependency Ratio

25.8

Child Dependency Ratio

St. Petersburg Sex Ratio

Female

136,066

51.54%

Male

127,935

48.46%

St. Petersburg Population by Age

St. Petersburg Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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St. Petersburg Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.6%18.4%
All62.4%37.6%
Male61%39%
Non Family50.4%49.6%
Female48.9%51.1%

62.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

St. Petersburg Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All111,9572.362.4
Married42,1002.9781.6
Male4,8103.4861
Female12,5383.7648.9
Non Family52,5091.3150.4

3.08

Average Family Size

2.3

Average Household Size

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St. Petersburg Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,6632.35%
9th to 12th Grade9,8234.94%
High School Graduate48,60124.44%
Some College42,28021.26%
Associates Degree19,7609.94%
Bachelors Degree47,44623.86%
Graduate Degree26,26113.21%
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St. Petersburg Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

St. Petersburg Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White135,716128,64656,397
Asian6,9225,8372,673
2+ Races6,1725,6462,336
Hispanic14,67013,1905,175
Other Race2,3892,100799
Black37,86333,3238,014
Islander898913
Native American44439247

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 white people with a rate of 41.56%.

St. Petersburg Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,630$43,452$37,529
Less Than 9th Grade$25,524$26,531$23,786
High School Graduate$30,755$31,878$28,508
Some College$35,453$37,707$32,572
Bachelors Degree$52,229$61,592$46,635
Graduate Degree$65,665$81,202$58,795

$40,630

Average Earnings

$43,452

Average Male

$37,529

Average Female

St. Petersburg Earnings by Educational Attainment

St. Petersburg Language by Age

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St. Petersburg Language

87.55% of St. Petersburg residents speak only English, while 12.45% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.52% of the population.

St. Petersburg Language

St. Petersburg Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Islander964647.92%
Native53712322.91%
Black55,38110,62119.18%
Multiple11,7271,70814.56%
Hispanic21,6042,67912.40%
Asian9,00993710.40%
White165,03114,3368.69%
Other501NaN%

11.61%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.92%

Male Poverty Rate

12.26%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in St. Petersburg

The race most likely to be in poverty in St. Petersburg is Islander, with 47.92% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.32%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.50%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.80%.

St. Petersburg Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.03%
High School13.59%
Some College9.45%
Bachelors or Greater4.27%

St. Petersburg Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed4.18%
Male Unemployed26.63%
Female Employed6.24%
Female Unemployed30.36%

St. Petersburg Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

St. Petersburg Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$60,798$86,070
Families$81,434$109,495
Married Families$97,240$129,509
Non Families$41,073$57,290
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Income by Household Type

St. Petersburg Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

40.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.1%

Male Marriage Rate

38.2%

Female Marriage Rate

St. Petersburg Married by Age and Sex

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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 35-44.

St. Petersburg Marital Status by Race

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St. Petersburg Marital Status

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20,122

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War3,712
First Gulf War3,615
Vietnam7,199
Korea1,543
World War II677

St. Petersburg Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 341,898
35 to 544,170
55 to 644,156
65 to 745,243
75+4,655

St. Petersburg Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White15,75110.01%
Black3,4727.98%
Native American11623.92%
Asian2152.94%
Other Race923.39%
2+ Races4766.28%
Hispanic9465.50%

St. Petersburg Veterans by Race

St. Petersburg Veterans by Education

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6.55%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.12%

Veteran Disability Rate

St. Petersburg Veterans by Education

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64.1%

Labor Force Participation

60.6%

Employment Rate

4.6%

Unemployment Rate

St. Petersburg Employment by Age

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St. Petersburg Employment by Race

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St. Petersburg Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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40.95%

Born in St. Petersburg

90.00%

Native Born

10.00%

Foreign Born

3.61%

Non Citizen

6.39%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.00% of St. Petersburg residents were born in the United States, with 40.95% having been born in Florida. 3.61% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

St. Petersburg Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18903000.00%
19001,6001,30018.22%
19104,1272,5279.94%
192014,23710,11013.18%
193040,42526,18811.00%
194060,81220,3874.17%
195096,73835,9264.75%
1960181,29884,5606.48%
1970216,15934,8611.77%
1980238,64722,4880.99%
1990238,629-18-0.00%
2000248,2329,6030.40%
2010245,222-3,010-0.12%
2011245,8716490.26%
2012246,6567850.32%
2013248,4531,7970.73%
2014252,2253,7721.52%
2015255,0412,8161.12%
2016259,2664,2251.66%
2017262,5883,3221.28%
2018264,4661,8780.72%
2019265,3518850.33%
2020266,2368850.33%
2021267,1218850.33%
2022268,0068850.33%

St. Petersburg Population by Year