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 265,351 people and 79 constituent neighborhoods, St. Petersburg is the fourth largest community in Florida.
St. Petersburg is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, St. Petersburg is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in St. Petersburg who work in office and administrative support (13.19%), sales jobs (11.35%), and management occupations (9.76%).
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 interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.48% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
One thing noticeable about St. Petersburg, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because St. Petersburg is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes St. Petersburg a great place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun. In fact, St. Petersburg is one of the top larger cities in America for educated single professionals to flock.
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%): 35.69% of adults in St. Petersburg have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in St. Petersburg in 2018 was $36,266, which is upper middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $145,064 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 Slavic languages.