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 260,999 people and 79 constituent neighborhoods, St. Petersburg is the fourth largest community in Florida.
St. Petersburg is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.52% 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 (14.81%), sales jobs (12.53%), and management occupations (9.32%).
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.
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.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, St. Petersburg is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the St. Petersburg area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
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: 32.16% of adults in St. Petersburg have a college degree.
The per capita income in St. Petersburg in 2010 was $30,206, which is upper middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $120,824 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 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.