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 one of the most attractive larger cities for people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. This makes it a good place to live for young singles in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting their professional careers. Although St. Petersburg is a large city, this demographic is significant enough that young professionals will find many others like themselves here, with really good opportunities for friendships, recreation, romance, and more.

One of the nice things about St. Petersburg is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy 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.