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    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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St. Petersburg is a city in Florida with a population of 256,031. St. Petersburg is in Pinellas County and is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in St. Petersburg offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In St. Petersburg there are a lot of bars, restaurants, and parks. Many young professionals live in St. Petersburg and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in St. Petersburg are above average.
About St. Petersburg...
Population
256,031

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$165,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,015
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%
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St. Petersburg Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    450.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    7.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    51.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    189.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    671.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,269.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    370.9
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

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St Petersburg is fantastic! We have two colleges, and several branches of a technical institute, whatever you like to eat, you can find it in St Petersburg, and there’s always something to do here.

St Petersburg is home to St Petersburg College, USF St Pete, and Pinellas Technical Institute, so no matter what you’d like to study, there is an option here.

There are several restaurants which serve exclusively vegan foods, and foods from many different countries, such as Thai, Vietnamese, Indian, Cuban, and Lebanese.

There are events and activities constantly. St Petersburg is home to thbe Tampa Bay Rays, we have block parties on the first Friday of every month, and downtown is full of amazing museums and galleries.

Whatever you’re interested in, you can likely find it in St Petersburg.
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St. Petersburg is the place to be! Whether you're shopping, dining, or having a fun night out with friends, there's never a dull moment. I recently went out with my friends and we had so much fun. I moved here from Orlando and unless you're 21+, there's not much to do downtown after 6pm. St. Petersburg and the surrounding area also have the best beaches by far. The water always seems to be the perfect temperature and time flies by as you’re relaxing on the sand. My favorite part is that there are always multitudinous opportunities to see wildlife. Whether it’s sanctuaries or aquariums, St. Petersburg has everything that animal lovers like me want.
The city of St. Petersburg is one of a kind. The artist that fill the city made the skyscrapers into their canvases with breathtaking murals down every street. The neon lights illuminates the nightlife with friends at every corner. Multiple restaurants, that carters to everyone lifestyle but are also delicious! Most importantly, St. Petersburg welcomes everyone and is home to all types of beautiful people.