St Pete Beach, Florida

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St Pete Beach, Florida

Introduction to St. Pete Beach, Florida

St. Pete Beach, Florida, in Pinellas county, is 4 miles SW of St. Petersburg, Florida (center to center) and 23 miles SW of Tampa, Florida. The city, which is within the Tampa - Saint Petersburg - Clearwater metropolitan area, has a population of 9,929.

St. Pete Beach History

St. Pete Beach, a coastal city, is a popular tourist destination. The city was formed through the combination of Pass-a-Grille, Don CeSar, Belle Vista and St. Petersburg Beach. It was incorporated in 1957 as St. Petersburg Beach, however the locals voted to change the name to a shorter version of the original long one, in order to distinguish it from the City of St. Petersburg.

St. Pete Beach and Nearby Attractions

  • Florida International Museum
  • Gamble Plantation State Historic Site
  • Egmont Key State Park
  • Highlands Hammock State Park
  • Solomon's Castle

Things To Do In St. Pete Beach

St. Pete Beach, a hotspot for tourists, has numerous recreational opportunities. The Clearwater Marine Aquarium and Lowry Park Zoo are two places often visited as well as the beach. There are several museums such as Florida International Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Saint Petersburg Museum of History where people can become knowledgeable about the area's culture. There are also historical sites nearby like, the Gamble Plantation State Historic Site and Manatee Village Historical Park. Other parks in the surrounding area include Egmont Key State Park and Fort De Soto Park.

St. Pete Beach Transportation

St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport is nearby.

St. Pete Beach Higher Education

Colleges near St. Pete Beach are Clearwater Christian College, Eckerd College, and Hillsborough Community College.

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High Points

St Pete Beach strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Florida):

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy St Pete Beach Walking and Biking to Work
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% St Pete Beach Well-Paid Single Men
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% St Pete Beach Well-Paid Single Women
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 16% St Pete Beach Median Family Income
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 19% St Pete Beach People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of St Pete Beach, Florida

Comparing St Pete Beach to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Florida (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 10 9
Age of the Population 10 9
Well-Paid Single Men 10 10
Male Share of the Population 9 9
Well-Paid Single Women 9 9
Racial Diversity 3 1
Female Share of the Population 2 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 3 4
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 9
Median Family Income 8 9
People in Middle Class or Better 7 9
People Above Poverty 6 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Working at Home 10 9
Public Transportation Use 7 8
Short Commute Times 4 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
People Living Alone 10 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 9
Housing Recently Built 6 2
Affordability of Rents 4 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 2 5
Low Property Crime 2 3

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St Pete Beach Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles SW of St. Petersburg, Florida (center to center)
Nearest Large City 23 miles SW of Tampa, Florida
County Pinellas
Metro Area Tampa - Saint Petersburg - Clearwater
Standard Zip Codes 33707
P.O. Box Zip Codes 33736
Phone Area Codes 727
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 27.725
Longitude -82.741

St Pete Beach Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 7.2 miles
Jan Temp 54 to 69 F
Apr Temp 65 to 80 F
Jul Temp 77 to 90 F
Oct Temp 70 to 83 F
Annual Precip 49.5 inches
Distance 21 miles
Jan Temp 52 to 70 F
Apr Temp 62 to 81 F
Jul Temp 75 to 90 F
Oct Temp 68 to 84 F
Annual Precip 44.7 inches
Distance 25.1 miles
Jan Temp 49 to 72 F
Apr Temp 59 to 81 F
Jul Temp 72 to 90 F
Oct Temp 65 to 85 F
Annual Precip 52 inches
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St Pete Beach Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 9,929 100%
Male 4,946 49.8%
Female 4,983 50.2%
Under 18 962 9.7%
18+ 8,967 90.3%
65+ 3,283 33.1%
Median Age 53.7
Average Family Size 2.4
White 9,692 97.6%
African-American 66 0.7%
Asian 55 0.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 22 0.2%
Other 34 0.3%
Mixed Race 57 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 249 2.5%

Estimated St Pete Beach Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 10,173
Growth 244
Growth % 2.5%

St Pete Beach Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
English 16.3%
German 13.9%
Irish 13%
Italian 9.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.4%
US/American 6.2%
Polish 4.7%
Lithuanian 4.2%
French (except Basque) 3.5%
Scotch-Irish 2.9%
Scottish 2%
Russian 1.8%
Swedish 1.7%
Norwegian 1.5%
Latvian 1.2%
British 1.1%
Canadian 0.9%
French Canadian 0.8%
Dutch 0.8%
Greek 0.8%
Hungarian 0.6%
Czech 0.5%
Welsh 0.5%
Australian 0.5%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
Ukrainian 0.3%
Belgian 0.3%
Lebanese 0.3%
Swiss 0.2%
Slovak 0.2%
Yugoslavian 0.2%
New Zealander 0.2%
European 0.2%
Scandinavian 0.2%
Turkish 0.2%
Danish 0.2%
Croatian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, St Pete Beach, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Pasadena (33707)
Pass A Grille (33706)
Pass A Grille Beach (33706)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
St Pete Beach 9,929 $61,434
Gulfport 12,527 $37,016
Kenneth City 4,400 $42,161
Madeira Beach 4,511 $50,833
South Pasadena 5,778 $39,646
St. Petersburg 248,232 $43,198
Treasure Island 7,450 $64,158
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1. Cocoa Beach, Florida 92   37.9% 34.4% 34.1% 25 $51,795 2.6% 3.4% 12,482 6.5% 65.4 21.2% 10.1
2. Madeira Beach, Florida 90.5   42.3% 22% 22.2% 25 $50,833 2.4% 2.9% 4,511 9.8% 70.5 27.6% 7.5
3. Sonoma, California 87.6   38.4% 24.2% 38.8% 29 $65,600 4.9% 6.2% 9,128 3.7% 39.4 2.7% 5
4. Daytona Beach Shores, Florida 86.1   36.7% 49.2% 24.9% 22 $52,731 0.9% 3.4% 4,299 6.8% 82.1 36% 14.2
5. Aventura, Florida 84.8   45.3% 35.2% 38.7% 30 $59,507 3.3% 6.2% 25,267 9.1% 70.3 21% 2.9
6. North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 82.6   32.7% 21.5% 27.6% 21 $46,052 3.9% 5.5% 10,974 8.5% 138.1 44.8% 7.9
7. Surfside, Florida 81.7   32.1% 25.9% 40.9% 32 $56,327 4.8% 6.5% 4,909 11.5% 37.3 19.7% 3.5
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