Information About Saint Petersburg

The total estimated population is 348,636. Density is average at 4,030 persons per square mile.

Races of Residents

Population by Race: White: 270,912; Black: 57,768; Asian: 8,423; Two or More Races: 6,702; American Indian: 1,146; Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 178; Other Race: 3,507; Hispanic Population: Hispanic or Latino: 13,841 (4%); Not Hispanic or Latino: 334,795 (96%)

There are 31,608 foreign born residents, of which 46.5% are naturalized citizens.

Most Common Birthplaces

Foreign Born: Canada: 3,198; United Kingdom: 2,159; Vietnam: 2,054; Germany: 1,818; Cuba: 1,400; Jamaica: 1,211; Bosnia: 1,052; U.S. Born: This State: 110,453; Northeast: 81,032; Midwest: 61,905; South: 49,223; West: 8,751;

Most Common Foreign Birthplaces in Saint Petersburg Most Common US Birthplaces in Saint Petersburg

The sex distribution is 48% male and 52% female. The median age is 43 years.

Age Distribution

There are 20,011 married couples with children and 13,656 single-parent households (2,927 men, 10,729 women).

The median household income is $36,280 in 1999 dollars.

Median Household Income Comparisons

U.S.: $41,994; Florida: $38,819; Saint Petersburg: $36,280;

12% of the population lives below the poverty line.

Poverty Level Comparisons

U.S.: 12%; Florida: 13%; Saint Petersburg: 12%;

Household Income Distribution

In thousands of dollars.

Work Type and Occupations

Work Type: Private wage and salary: 120,947; Government: 17,964; Self-employed: 10,468; Unpaid family work: 548; Occupation: Management, professional, and related: 53,431; Sales and office: 46,553; Professional and related: 31,825; Service: 26,762; Office and administrative support: 26,211; Management, business, and financial operations: 21,606;

Work Types in Saint Petersburg Common Occupations in Saint Petersburg

The average commute time is 24 minutes to and from work.

Transportation to Work

Car or truck (drove alone): 123,078; Car or truck (carpooled): 19,057; Worked at home: 5,253; Public transportation: 3,981; Walked: 3,701; Bicycle: 1,548; Motorcycle: 318;

Transportation to work methods in Saint Petersburg

Educational Attainment

Percent of population in Saint Petersburg.

There are 189,970 housing units, of which 103,360 are single family homes.

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing

All Housing Units: Owner: 106,847; Renter: 53,901; Vacant: 29,222; Owner-Occupied: Mortgaged: 75,666; Not Mortgaged: 31,181;

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing in Saint Petersburg

The median single family home value is $103,944.

Median Monthly Cost for Mortgaged Homes

U.S.: $1,088; Florida: $1,004; Saint Petersburg: $961;

Median Rent for Rental Units

U.S.: $519; Florida: $551; Saint Petersburg: $510;

The average household size is 2 and the median number of rooms in housing units is 5.

Housing Units By Year Built

1939 or earlier: 14,687; 1940 to 1949: 12,751; 1950 to 1959: 46,679; 1960 to 1969: 38,314; 1970 to 1979: 43,497; 1980 to 1989: 23,853; 1990 to 1994: 5,714; 1995 to 1998: 3,612; 1999 to March 2000: 863;

0.5% of homes lack plumbing and 3.0% lack telephone service.

Commonly Used Home Heating Fuel

Electricity: 133,366; Utility Gas: 15,432; Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.: 6,775; Bottled, tank, or LP gas: 3,217;

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