St. Petersburg, Florida Population 2024

263,515

St. Petersburg is a city located in Pinellas County Florida. St. Petersburg has a 2024 population of 263,515. St. Petersburg is currently growing at a rate of 0.43% annually and its population has increased by 1.74% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 258,997 in 2020.

The average household income in St. Petersburg is $101,809 with a poverty rate of 11.92%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in St. Petersburg is 42.9 years, 42.4 years for males, and 43.5 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. Petersburg was:

  • White: 66.95%
  • Black or African American: 20.11%
  • Two or more races: 7.49%
  • Asian: 3.48%
  • Other race: 1.7%
  • Native American: 0.22%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.04%
State
Florida
Land Area (mi²)
61.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
4,263.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
1.74% (4,518)
The current population of St. Petersburg, Florida is 263,515 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 258,997.

St. Petersburg, Florida Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White173,63966.95%
Black or African American52,15620.11%
Two or more races19,4317.49%
Asian9,0273.48%
Other race4,4141.7%
Native American5680.22%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander1080.04%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

St. Petersburg Population by Race

St. Petersburg Population Pyramid 2024

St. Petersburg Median Age

42.9

Total

42.4

Male

43.5

Female

St. Petersburg Adults

There are 217,110 adults, (51,528 of whom are seniors) in St. Petersburg.

St. Petersburg Age Dependency

56.6

Age Dependency Ratio

31.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

25.5

Child Dependency Ratio

St. Petersburg Sex Ratio

Female134,29351.78%
Male125,05048.22%

St. Petersburg Population by Age

St. Petersburg Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All113,8172.2162.637.4
Non Family55,1631.2849.850.2
Married42,0582.9382.917.1
Female12,5043.5952.547.5
Male4,0923.0957.242.8

2.99

Average Family Size

2.21

Average Household Size

62.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

St. Petersburg Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade7,9754.06%
Associates Degree18,2489.29%
Bachelors Degree50,87725.91%
Graduate Degree28,77114.65%
High School Graduate46,25023.55%
Less Than 9th Grade4,2122.15%
Some College40,02520.38%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

St. Petersburg Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

St. Petersburg Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White133,494128,06160,525
Black35,26432,0178,495
Hispanic15,23213,5015,675
2+ Races11,75610,7974,807
Asian6,9465,5322,496
Other Race2,8952,2951,001
Native American38030862
Islander10210223

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 45.34%.

St. Petersburg Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$59,637$71,432$54,185
Graduate Degree$75,391$94,809$66,133
High School Graduate$34,342$36,114$31,693
Less Than 9th Grade$28,500$32,575$24,822
Overall$47,812$52,480$44,736
Some College$40,465$44,527$37,433

$47,812

Average Earnings

$52,480

Average Male

$44,736

Average Female

St. Petersburg Earnings by Educational Attainment

St. Petersburg Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

St. Petersburg Language

87.46% of St. Petersburg residents speak only English, while 12.54% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.77% of the population.

St. Petersburg Language

St. Petersburg Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White160,43914,4078.98%
Black50,94810,35920.33%
Hispanic22,2703,48315.64%
Multiple18,7882,53313.48%
Other4,36574717.11%
Asian8,8376987.9%
Native55319234.72%
Islander1085853.7%

11.92%

Overall Poverty Rate

11%

Male Poverty Rate

12.78%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in St. Petersburg

The race most likely to be in poverty in St. Petersburg is Islander, with 53.7% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in St. Petersburg is Asian, with 7.9% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.41%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.89%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.49%.

St. Petersburg Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.05%
High School14.47%
Some College10.51%
Bachelors or Greater4.8%

St. Petersburg Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed34.51%
Male Unemployed18.5%
Female Employed6.25%
Male Employed4.06%

St. Petersburg Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

St. Petersburg Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$93,451$129,420
Households$70,333$101,809
Married Families$112,261$152,414
Non Families$50,415$69,950

mean

median

Income by Household Type

St. Petersburg Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

40.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.9%

Male Marriage Rate

38.0%

Female Marriage Rate

St. Petersburg Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

St. Petersburg Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

17,583

Number of Veterans

15,548

Male Veterans

2,035

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam6,009
First Gulf War3,681
Second Gulf War3,431
Korea1,081
World War II251

St. Petersburg Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 744,638
35 to 544,040
75+3,940
55 to 643,864
18 to 341,101

St. Petersburg Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White13,2258.75%
Black3,2137.99%
2+ Races7395.43%
Hispanic7364.16%
Asian1972.66%
Native American11227.12%
Other Race892.81%
Islander88%

St. Petersburg Veterans by Race

St. Petersburg Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.57%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.7%

Veteran Disability Rate

St. Petersburg Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

64.7%

Labor Force Participation

61.2%

Employment Rate

4.6%

Unemployment Rate

St. Petersburg Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

St. Petersburg Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

St. Petersburg Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

40.88%

Born in St. Petersburg

90.22%

Native Born

9.78%

Foreign Born

3.12%

Non Citizen

6.66%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.22% of St. Petersburg residents were born in the United States, with 40.88% having been born in Florida. 3.12% 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029269,1621,1290.42%
2028268,0331,1300.42%
2027266,9031,1290.42%
2026265,7741,1300.43%
2025264,6441,1290.43%
2024263,5151,1300.43%
2023262,3851,1290.43%
2022261,2562,1730.84%
2021259,083860.03%
2020258,997-6,466-2.44%
2019265,4639160.35%
2018264,5471,8100.69%
2017262,7373,2941.27%
2016259,4434,2431.66%
2015255,2002,8531.13%
2014252,3473,8031.53%
2013248,5441,8320.74%
2012246,7128120.33%
2011245,9006800.28%
2010245,220-3,012-1.21%
2000248,2329,6034.02%
1990238,629-18-0.01%
1980238,64722,48810.4%
1970216,15934,86119.23%
1960181,29884,56087.41%
195096,73835,92659.08%
194060,81220,38750.43%
193040,42526,188183.94%
192014,23710,110244.97%
19104,1272,527157.94%
19001,6001,300433.33%
189030000%
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St. Petersburg Population by Year