St. Petersburg, FL
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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 257,083 people and 79 constituent neighborhoods, St. Petersburg is the fourth largest community in Florida.

Unlike some cities, St. Petersburg isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in St. Petersburg are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. 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 (15.61%), sales jobs (12.26%), and management occupations (8.53%).

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 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 substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.98% of adults in St. Petersburg have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in St. Petersburg in 2010 was $28,670, which is upper middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $114,680 for a family of four. However, St. Petersburg contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

St. Petersburg is a very 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 Serbo-Croatian.