St. Petersburg, FL
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Living in St. Petersburg


St. Petersburg is a relatively large coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 263,255 people and 79 constituent neighborhoods, St. Petersburg is the fourth largest community in Florida.

St. Petersburg is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.30% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, St. Petersburg is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in St. Petersburg who work in office and administrative support (15.02%), sales jobs (11.85%), and management occupations (9.21%).

Also of interest is that St. Petersburg has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

St. Petersburg is a popular destination for single career-starters. One thing that you will notice when you are out and about town is that there is a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters out at restaurants, listening to live music, and enjoying other activities. They are a real visible part of the culture of St. Petersburg. This makes St. Petersburg a good place to live for young professionals. With so many people in this demographic, St. Petersburg presents many opportunities for single professionals to enjoy themselves, socialize, and to create lasting relationships.

St. Petersburg is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

In terms of college education, St. Petersburg is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 33.12% of adults in St. Petersburg have a college degree.

The per capita income in St. Petersburg in 2010 was $31,724, which is upper middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $126,896 for a family of four. However, St. Petersburg contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

St. Petersburg is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call St. Petersburg home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of St. Petersburg residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in St. Petersburg include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.

The most common language spoken in St. Petersburg is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Slavic languages.