St. Petersburg, Florida

St. Petersburg: The second most populous city in Florida. It is located on the Gulf Coast of Florida. St. Petersburg is known for its beaches, its many museums, and its many attractions, such as the Salvador Dali Museum and the St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts.

About

St. Petersburg is a city located in the county of Pinellas in the U.S. state of Florida. Its population at the 2010 census was 244,769 and a population density of 687 people per km². After 4 years in 2014 city had an estimated population of 253,693 inhabitants.

The city was created 148 years ago in 1875.

St. Petersburg is a city located on the Gulf Coast of Florida in the Tampa Bay Area. With over 250,000 residents, it is the fifth largest city in Florida.

History and Development

St. Petersburg was founded in 1888 and grew as both a vacation destination and residential community.

Key historical facts:

  • Founded by Peter Demens as a railroad terminus named after his hometown
  • Became popular as a vacation spot for winter residents in the early 1900s
  • Saw population boom after WWII with many new subdivisions
  • Revitalization of downtown starting in the 1990s

Economy and Major Industries

Tourism, healthcare, finance, and professional services drive St. Petersburg's economy. Major companies and employers include:

  • Jabil Circuit (electronics manufacturing)
  • Bayfront Health
  • Raymond James Financial
  • Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital

The city benefits from beaches, warm weather, and cultural amenities.

Attractions and Things to Do

Top attractions are:

  • Miles of beaches along the Gulf of Mexico
  • The Dali Museum showcasing surrealist artwork
  • St. Petersburg Pier with dining and entertainment
  • Weedon Island Preserve's hiking trails and kayaking
  • Tropicana Field home of the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team

St. Petersburg provides extensive recreation, nightlife, culture, and amenities within the Tampa Bay region.

St. Petersburg locator map
Location of St. Petersburg on Florida map.

Quick Facts about St. Petersburg

Population : 253,693 (2014)
Country : United States of America
State : Florida (United States)
County : Pinellas County
Instagram username : stpete_fl
Twitter username : StPeteFL
Postal code : 33701, 33703-33705, 33710, 33712-33713, 33715
Phone Area Codes : 727
Area : 356.5 km2
Named for : Saint Petersburg
Altitude : 440 feet / 134 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1876 (148 years ago)
Time Zone : UTC−04:00, UTC−05:00
Local time : 07:09:41 (13th June 2024)
Density : 712 Pop. per km² as of 2014
Population growth : 3.52% (2010-2014)
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Skyline StPetersburgFL
Skyline StPetersburgFL image

Geography

St. Petersburg is located at 27°46'15"N 82°40'45"W (27.7708600, -82.6792700).

St. Petersburg map

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Demographics

The population of St. Petersburg increased by 3.52% in 4 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 244,769 - estimation process
2014 253,693 3.52% estimation process

SPG, Saint Petersburg, St. Petersburg

People born in St. Petersburg (198)

People born in St. Petersburg, including former quarterback Shaun King, trombonist Buster Cooper, swimmer Nicole Haislett, .

List

  • Monica Raymund (American actress) she was born in 26/07/1986
  • Dawn Olivieri (American actress) she was born in 08/02/1981
  • Betsy Nagelsen (US tennis player) she was born in 23/10/1956
  • Murle Breer (professional golfer) she was born in 20/01/1939
  • Mindi Abair (American smooth jazz saxophonist) she was born in 31/05/1969
  • Arthur Winfree (American theoretical biologist) he was born in 15/05/1942
  • Jeff Lacy (American boxer) he was born in 12/05/1977
  • René Echevarria (American screenwriter and producer) he was born in 01/01/1950
  • Boof Bonser (American baseball player) he was born in 14/10/1981
  • Johnny Lee Middleton (American musician) he was born in 07/05/1963
  • Casey Kotchman (Major League Baseball first baseman) he was born in 22/02/1983
  • Emily Silver (American swimmer, Olympic silver medalist) she was born in 09/10/1985
  • Jamar Newsome (American football wide receiver) he was born in 05/11/1987
  • Jeff Miller (American politician from Florida) he was born in 27/06/1959
  • Kenny Bolin (American wrestling manager) he was born in 16/03/1960
  • Devin the Dude (American rapper) he was born in 04/06/1970
  • Lin Carter (American fantasy writer, editor, critic) he was born in 09/06/1930
  • Lorna Bracewell (American musician and songwriter) she was born in 01/01/1984

Schools in St. Petersburg

College & universities near St. Petersburg, FL

Code Name City ZIP
137087 Pinellas Technical College-St. Petersburg Saint Petersburg (FL) 33711-2209
134574 Cortiva Institute-Florida St. Petersburg (FL) 33713
135337 Loraines Academy & Spa Saint Petersburg (FL) 33710
448840 University of South Florida-St Petersburg St. Petersburg (FL) 33701-9807
133492 Eckerd College Saint Petersburg (FL) 33711-4700

Stations (9)

Amtrak & bus stations near St. Petersburg, FL

Code Name Address Type
STP St Petersburg-Pinellas Park-Clearwater, Florida 5251 110th Avenue North BUS
TPA Union Station 601 North Nebraska Ave RAIL
BDT Bradenton, Florida 1115 Manatee Avenue West BUS
SRA Sarasota, Florida 1993 Main Street BUS
LAK Lakeland 600 East Main Street RAIL

Post offices near St. Petersburg

Post Office Name City ZIP
Saint Petersburg Post Office Saint Petersburg (FL) 33730
Gulfwind Post Office Saint Petersburg (FL) 33711
Midtown Post Office Saint Petersburg (FL) 33705
Open Air Post Office Saint Petersburg (FL) 33701
Crossroad Post Office Saint Petersburg (FL) 33710

Other cities in Pinellas County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Pinellas County , FL. (more)

City Name Population Title
Clearwater 116,552 The second most populous city in Pinellas County, Florida.
Largo 84,681 A city in Pinellas County, Florida.
Palm Harbor 57,439 A city in Pinellas County, Florida.
Pinellas Park 54,854 A city in Pinellas County, Florida.
Dunedin 36,464 City in Pinellas County, Florida, United States
East Lake 30,962 City in Manistee County, Michigan, United States of America
Tarpon Springs 25,624 City in Pinellas County, Florida, United States
West and East Lealman 21,924 Census-designated place in Pinellas County, Florida
Seminole 18,863 City in Oklahoma
Safety Harbor 17,964 City on the west shore of Tampa Bay in Pinellas County, Florida
Oldsmar 15,005 City in Florida, United States
Gulfport 12,285 City in Pinellas County, Florida
Saint Pete Beach 9,529 City in Florida, USA
Treasure Island 6,892 City in Florida, United States
South Highpoint 5,195 Census-designated place in Pinellas County, Florida
Kenneth City 5,089 City in Pinellas County, Florida, United States of America

Distance to Other Cities

St. Petersburg distances to largest Florida cities

Map & Images (more maps)

Historical Map Saint Petersburg (1828)
Historical Map Saint Petersburg (1828)
Saint Petersburg Historical Map (1842)
Saint Petersburg Historical Map (1842)
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