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St. Petersburg - "The Sunshine City"

St. Petersburg is the 5th largest city in Florida, home to nearly 260,000 residents and part of a 2.98 million person MSA. St. Petersburg combines the amenities and variety that any large city has to offer, while providing a small-town neighborhood feel in an affordable setting. St. Petersburg has become one of the brightest spots in the Southeast, not only as a headquarters for new businesses, but as a home for a growing, talented workforce. The city also has a superb transportation, telecommunication, and utility infrastructure all designed to support business growth and workforce commutes.

The 2nd Annual State of the St. Petersburg Economy Presentation was held December 5, 2016 at the USFSP Student Center. The presentation covered a variety of topics including the most current demographics and socioeconomic information, as well as updates on city initiatives and development projects. A copy of the presentation can be downloaded here or viewed online.

Learn about recent development projects: 2016 Development Update 


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City Population
259,906 (5th largest city in Florida)

Median City Age
41.8 years

Metro Area Population

Median Household Income 

Source: 2015 ACS 5-year estimates; 2016 BEBR  
Median Home Purchase Price

$206,500 (single family home)
$145,000 (condo/townhouse)


Source: Pinellas Realtor Organization; Pinellas County - Market Analysis October 2016

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St. Petersburg, FL 33731

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