St. Petersburg 69 Average
St. Petersburg Livability #548 ranked city in Florida#13,596 ranked city in the USARanks better than 53% of areas
A+ St. Petersburg Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
C+ St. Petersburg Cost of Living Cost of living is 3% lower than Florida
St. Petersburg
973% less expensive than the US average
991% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
St. Petersburg cost of living
F St. Petersburg Crime Total crime is 51% higher than Florida
Total crime
3,80553% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2753% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-3%Year over year crime is down
St. Petersburg crime
D+ St. Petersburg Employment Household income is 1% lower than Florida
Median household income
$48,18313% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$30,2061% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%2% higher than the US average
St. Petersburg employment
C- St. Petersburg Housing Home value is 7% lower than Florida
Median home value
$154,80016% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$9591% higher than the US average
Home ownership
58%9% lower than the US average
St. Petersburg real estate or St. Petersburg rentals
D+ St. Petersburg Schools HS graduation rate is 3% higher than Florida
High school grad. rates
85%3% higher than the US average
School test scores
47%5% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
16:12% higher than the US average
St. Petersburg K-12 schools
C- St. Petersburg User Ratings There are a total of 35 ratings in St. Petersburg
Overall user rating
59% 35 total ratings
User reviews rating
55% 17 total reviews
User surveys rating
69% 18 total surveys
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      Living in St. Petersburg, FL

      Located in the state of Florida, St. Petersburg is a highly populated city with a population of 253,585 residents. With a population density of 4,105 people per square mile, St. Petersburg is well above the nation's average density level. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (69% White). Given that fact, St. Petersburg could be considered less diverse than other cities.

      Whether you’re relocating to a new city to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in St. Petersburg could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Florida if you know where to look. Finding the best places to live in St. Petersburg and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes crime, cost of living, weather, education and other important metrics.

      The livability score in St. Petersburg is 72/100 and the city is ranked in the 70th percentile of all cities across America. Based on the grades for each individual category, St. Petersburg has been rewarded with high marks for amenities (A+) and weather (A). Regrettably for St. Petersburg, there are some categories for which it does not score well, this includes: crime (F).

      Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in St. Petersburg, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Salvador Dali Museum, Tropicana Field, and The Pier Aquarium.

      Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to St. Petersburg is real estate affordability. The median home price for St. Petersburg homes is $154,800, which is 7.2% lower than the Florida average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in St. Petersburg, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.2, which is 5.9% lower than the Florida average.

      St. Petersburg transportation information

      StatisticSt. PetersburgFloridaNational
      Average one way commute23min27min26min
      Workers who drive to work79.5%79.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool7.9%9.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit2.3%2.1%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle1.3%0.7%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.8%1.5%2.8%
      Working from home5.6%5.4%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The St. Petersburg, FL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).