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  7. Jobs
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St. Petersburg is a city in Florida with a population of 253,585. 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
253,585

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$154,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$959
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%
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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
    397
    283
  • Murder
    8
    6
  • Rape
    53
    41
  • Robbery
    214
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    747
    500
  • Theft
    3,765
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    422
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$48,183
National
$55,322
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    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.
St Petersburg is a very laid back city, it has many attractions and places to visit; It has several access points to the sea and beaches rated best in the country! The downtown area is specially attractive with both old and modern buildings with a beautiful bay walk area including the Marina. Among the places to visit there is the Tropicana Field where the Rays play, the sports fans can also visit the Al Lang stadium, home to the Rowdies our soccer team. If you are looking for places to eat, there is a plethora of restaurants and bistros to satisfy the most sophisticated of palates. St Pete, like the locals call it, is a safe city, suitable for raising children or just enjoy life to the fullest!