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Overview

Introduction to St. Petersburg, Florida

Founded in 1876, St. Petersburg is part of the Petersburg-Clearwater metropolitan statistical area.

Access to higher learning is available in St. Petersburg at Eckerd College, a private liberal arts school and at campuses of University of South Florida, a public university, and St. Petersburg College, a local community college.

St. Petersburg weather can be characterized as a year round tropical climate. July and August are the hottest months of the year with average daily temperatures reaching 90 degrees. January is the coolest month, with average daily temperatures of 69 degrees.

St. Petersburg Arts and Entertainment

St. Petersburg has many arts and entertainment attractions. Some of the more significant attractions include:

  • The American Stage.
  • Baywalk (an entertainment and shopping area in downtown St. Pete).
  • The Dr. Carter G Woodson African-American Museum.
  • The Florida Holocaust Museum.
  • The Florida International Museum.
  • Great Explorations, The Children's Museum.
  • The Historic Coliseum Ballroom.
  • The Museum of Fine Arts.
  • The Salvador Dal Museum.
  • The St. Petersburg Museum of History.
  • The Sunken Gardens.
  • The Mahaffey Theater.
  • The Palladium Theater.
  • The Pier (A waterfront landmark).
  • The St. Petersburg Little Theater.
  • The Ted Williams Baseball Museum.
  • Tropicana Field (Home of the Devil Rays).

St. Petersburg's tropical weather make it an ideal home to many outdoor festivals every year. The city hosts more than 1,000 annual events and festivals including American Stage in the Park, the Art Arbor Nature Crafts Festival, the Cajun/Zydeco Crawfish Festival, Earth Day’s Green Thumb Festival and more. These annual ongoing music and art festivals fill the seven-miles of preserved downtown waterfront recreation areas and pack the city's streets and waterfront with seasonal parades. The city is also home to the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, an Indycar series car race.

Residents of St. Petersburg also have easy access to all of the arts and entertainment offerings of Tampa Bay, just across the bay.

For the sports minded, St. Petersburg is home to Major League Baseball's Tampa Bay Devil Rays who play downtown at Tropicana Field. Nearby Tampa Bay is also home to the Arena Football League's (AFL) Tampa Bay Storm, the National Hockey League's (NHL) Tampa Bay Lightning and the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

People

Total Population
Male Share of the Population
Female Share of the Population
Senior Citizens
Employed Population 16+
Age of the Population

Families

% of people married
Average household size

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher
Median Earnings25+
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification
Median Earnings With High School Degree

Wealth

Median Family Income
% Above Poverty Level
% Below Poverty Level

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time
% Working from Home
% Walking and Biking to Work
% Using Public Transportation

Housing

People Living Alone
Median Gross Rent
Median House Value

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)
US/American
English
Irish

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

St Petersburg Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 18 miles SW of Tampa, Florida
County Pinellas
Metro Area Tampa - Saint Petersburg - Clearwater
Standard Zip Codes 33701, 33702, 33703, 33704, 33705, 33706, 33707, 33708, 33709, 33710, 33711, 33712, 33713, 33714, 33715, 33716, 33730
P.O. Box Zip Codes 33731, 33732, 33733, 33734, 33736, 33737, 33738, 33740, 33741, 33742, 33743, 33747, 33784
Company Zip Codes 33728, 33729
Phone Area Codes 727
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 27.77
Longitude -82.679

St Petersburg Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station ST PETERSBURG
Distance 2.8 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
Station TAMPA INTL AP
Distance 16.2 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
Station PARRISH
Distance 22.8 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Johns Pass (33708)

Pasadena (33707)

Pass A Grille (33706, 33741)

Pass A Grille Beach (33706, 33741)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Gulfport 12,167 $55,140
Madeira Beach 4,320 $79,063
Pinellas Park 50,433 $52,542
South Pasadena 5,009 $60,541
St. Pete Beach 9,466 $81,333

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

St Petersburg Hospitals

BAYFRONT MEDICAL CENTER INC
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
701 6TH ST S
(727) 823-1234
Emergency Service: Yes

ST ANTHONY'S HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
1200 7TH AVENUE NORTH
(727) 825-1100
Emergency Service: Yes

PALMS OF PASADENA HOSPITAL
(Proprietary)
1501 PASADENA AVE SOUTH
(727) 381-1000
Emergency Service: Yes

NORTHSIDE HOSPITAL
(Proprietary)
6000 49TH STREET N
(813) 521-5000
Emergency Service: Yes

ST PETERSBURG GENERAL HOSPITAL
(Proprietary)
6500 38TH AVE N
(727) 384-1414
Emergency Service: Yes

EDWARD WHITE HOSPITAL
(Proprietary)
2323 9TH AVE N
(727) 323-1111
Emergency Service: Yes

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St Petersburg High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

ST. PETERSBURG HIGH SCHOOL
2501 5TH AVENUE N
727-893-1842
Serves 2,396 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.4

GIBBS HIGH SCHOOL
850 34TH STREET S
727-893-5452
Serves 2,133 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.5

NORTHEAST HIGH SCHOOL
5500 16TH STREET N
727-570-3138
Serves 2,033 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21

DIXIE M. HOLLINS HIGH SCHOOL
4940 62ND STREET N
727-547-7876
Serves 1,973 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.1

LAKEWOOD HIGH SCHOOL
1400 54TH AVENUE S
727-893-2916
Serves 1,718 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.7

PTEC SOUTH SECONDARY SCHOOL
901 34TH STREET S
727-893-9549
A Non-traditional School
Serves 147 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.3

PTEC - ST PETERSBURG - TEAM
901 34TH STREET S
727-893-2500
A Non-traditional School
Serves 91 students.

NORWOOD SECONDARY SCHOOL
2154 27TH AVENUE N
727-893-9866
A Non-traditional School
Serves 84 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7.6

DEES - PTEC ST. PETERSBURG
901 34TH ST S
727-588-6020
A Special Education School
Serves 49 students.

NORTH WARD SECONDARY SCHOOL
327 11TH AVENUE N
727-893-2930
A Non-traditional School
Serves 38 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 3.8

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