St. Petersburg is a large coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 261,256 people and 94 constituent neighborhoods, St. Petersburg is the fifth largest community in Florida.
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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 12.91% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
The education level of St. Petersburg citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 38.79% of adults in St. Petersburg have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in St. Petersburg in 2018 was $41,493, which is upper middle income relative to Florida, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $165,972 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 Polish.
The most common language spoken in St. Petersburg is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.