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"Sunshine City"

Tourist and retirement city

Saint Petersburg is a city in Pinellas County.

The community was named after the city in Russia, by Peter Demens, a Russian immigrant who built the Orange Belt Line railroad here

The latitude of Saint Petersburg is 27.770N. The longitude is -82.679W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 43 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 247,610.


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Median household income
Local
$34,597
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Saint Petersburg demographic reports
Saint Petersburg is on the Pinellas Peninsula, which separates Tampa Bay from the Gulf of Mexico
Founded by John C. Williams of Detroit, who bought land in 1876

Jungle Prada park was the probable first landing site of Panfilo De Navarez expedition in 1528

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 4,054. The number of murders and homicides was 22. The violent crime rate was 16 per 1,000 people.
Tampa - Saint Petersburg - Clearwater was named the nation's second most dangerous metro area for pedestrians, in a 2004 study by the Surface Transportation Policy Project
Local foods: smoked mullet
Filming location for:
· 1985 movie, "Cocoon"
· 1992 movie, "Lethal Weapon 3"
Setting for Ring Lardner's short story, "The Golden Wedding"
Census 2000 highlights: Among major American cities, ranked No. 4 in percentage population age 65 or older (17.4%)
Well-known residents have included:
· Angela Bassett, actress
· Casper Van Dien, actor
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Festival of States Parade - April 12, 2007
Dates often change. Check Saint Petersburg web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Friendship Trail
Saint Petersburg attractions: The Pier
Historic sites and museums: Florida International Museum, Florida Holocaust Museum, Salvador Dali Museum, Saint Petersburg Museum of History, Navarez Mounds at Jungle Prada Park, Great Explorations, Museum of Fine Arts
Colleges and universities: University of South Florida, Eckerd College
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 167

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Saint Petersburg demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Pinellas County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Tampa-St. Petersburg area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 33712 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

14% of Saint Petersburg residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Saint Petersburg ancestry & family history guide.

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Recommendations: Toast the sunset at the Don CeSar; Saturday Morning Market

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Saint Petersburg was $21,107, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

23% of Saint Petersburg residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Saint Petersburg include Pass-a-Grille Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Saint Petersburg, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $478.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $857.


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Libraries in Saint Petersburg include Azalea Branch Library, Johnson Branch Library, Mirror Lake Branch, North Branch Library, Saint Petersburg Public Library, South Branch Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Saint Petersburg include Saint Petersburg Times

TV stations in Saint Petersburg include WTOG, WTSP, WTTA.

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Pinellas County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Saint Petersburg political report.

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Saint Petersburg restaurants taking online reservations include Arigato-St. Petersburg, Bella Brava ... View restaurants

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The average commute time for Saint Petersburg workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 93 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Saint Petersburg between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 3.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly lower than the national norm.

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