St. Petersburg demographics profile

StatisticSt. PetersburgFloridaNational
Population253,58519,934,451318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)4,10529491
Median age42.441.637.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)47%54%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1836%38%43%
Speak English88%72%79%
Speak Spanish5%21%13%
St. Petersburg, FL has a population of 253,585 and is the 78th largest city in the United States. The population density is 4,105 per sq mi which is 1298% higher than the Florida average and 4431% higher than the national average. The median age in St. Petersburg is 42 which is approximately 2% higher than the Florida average of 42. In St. Petersburg, 47% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 88% speak English and 5% speak Spanish. 41% of St. Petersburg residents were born in Florida, 47% were born out of state, 2% were born outside of the United States and 10% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in St. Petersburg is 1298% higher than Florida.
  • The median age in St. Petersburg is 2% higher than Florida.
  • In St. Petersburg 69.04% of the population is White.
  • In St. Petersburg 23.48% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In St. Petersburg 3.30% of the population is Asian.

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St. Petersburg population breakdown by race

RaceSt. PetersburgFloridaNational
White69.04%75.90%73.35%
Black or African American23.48%16.14%12.63%
Asian3.30%2.61%5.22%
American Indian0.21%0.27%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.05%0.06%0.18%
Mixed race2.79%2.48%3.06%
Other race1.13%2.54%4.75%
In St. Petersburg, 7.7% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The St. Petersburg, FL demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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