St. Petersburg, FL

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Population

265,100

0.702% growth

Poverty Rate

15.9%


Median Age

41.2


Median Household Income

$58,057

5.3% growth

Number of Employees

137,892

3.94% growth

Median Property Value

$220,700

11.2% growth

About

In 2018, St. Petersburg, FL had a population of 265k people with a median age of 41.2 and a median household income of $58,057. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of St. Petersburg, FL grew from 263,252 to 265,100, a 0.702% increase and its median household income grew from $55,134 to $58,057, a 5.3% increase.

The population of St. Petersburg, FL is 61% White Alone, 21.5% Black or African American Alone, and 9.21% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in St. Petersburg, FL speak a non-English language, and 95.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in St. Petersburg, FL are University of South Florida-St Petersburg (1,260 degrees awarded in 2017), Eckerd College (496 degrees), and Pinellas Technical College-St. Petersburg (345 degrees).

The median property value in St. Petersburg, FL is $220,700, and the homeownership rate is 59.7%. Most people in St. Petersburg, FL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21 minutes. The average car ownership in St. Petersburg, FL is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Florida across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

The economy of St. Petersburg, FL employs 138k people. The largest industries in St. Petersburg, FL are Health Care & Social Assistance (23,512 people), Retail Trade (15,421 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (13,393 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($100,071), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($77,612), and Wholesale Trade ($59,060).

Median household income in St. Petersburg, FL is $58,057. Males in St. Petersburg, FL have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,612. The income inequality in St. Petersburg, FL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.474, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$58,057

2018 value

± $2,748

5.3%

1 Year Growth

± 6.45%

Households in St. Petersburg, FL have a median annual income of $58,057, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $55,134 in 2017, which represents a 5.3% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$62,257

Average Male Salary

± $878

$46,612

Average Female Salary

± $604

In 2018, full-time male employees in Florida made 1.34 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Florida by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $56,219 ± $3,256

  2. White

    $51,352 ± $590

  3. American Indian

    $40,596 ± $5,196

In 2018 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Florida workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.09 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Florida by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for St. Petersburg, FL is from Florida.

0.474

2018 Wage GINI

0.473

2017 Wage GINI

In 2018, the income inequality in Florida was 0.474 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.214% growth from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2018 the GINI for Florida was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Florida in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Florida across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 240.04

  2. Census Tract 240.01

  3. Census Tract 201.07

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in St. Petersburg, FL was Census Tract 240.04 with a value of $107,832, followed by Census Tract 240.01 and Census Tract 201.07, with respective values of $106,648 and $97,361.

The following map shows all of the places in St. Petersburg, FL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in St. Petersburg, FL (40k out of 251k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 55 - 64.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    20,509 ± 1,067

  2. Black

    16,508 ± 1,022

  3. Hispanic

    2,667 ± 399

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in St. Petersburg, FL is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

138k

2018 Value

± 6,681

3.94%

1 Year growth

± 6.73%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in St. Petersburg, FL grew at a rate of 3.94%, from 133k employees to 138k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in St. Petersburg, FL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (18,870 people), Sales & Related Occupations (16,624 people), and Management Occupations (11,757 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of St. Petersburg, FL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of St. Petersburg, FL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (18,870 people), Sales & Related Occupations (16,624 people), and Management Occupations (11,757 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, St. Petersburg, FL has an unusually high number of residents working as Legal Occupations (1.8 times higher than expected), Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1.43 times), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (1.34 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of St. Petersburg, FL, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($90,177), Management Occupations ($72,245), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($71,477).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

138k

2018 Value

± 6,681

3.94%

1 Year growth

± 6.73%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in St. Petersburg, FL grew at a rate of 3.94%, from 133k employees to 138k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in St. Petersburg, FL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (23,512 people), Retail Trade (15,421 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (13,393 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of St. Petersburg, FL, though some of these residents may live in St. Petersburg, FL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in St. Petersburg, FL, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (23,512 people), Retail Trade (15,421 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (13,393 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, St. Petersburg, FL has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (2.08 times higher than expected), Finance & Insurance (1.52 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.4 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in St. Petersburg, FL, by median earnings, are Utilities ($100,071), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($77,612), and Wholesale Trade ($59,060).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Florida to other states, or from other states to Florida.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $63.5B

  2. $51.6B

  3. $41.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Florida product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $63.5B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($51.6B) and Electronics ($41.8B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Florida products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$497B

2020 Value

$714B

Projected 2045 Value

43.6% growth

In 2020, total outbound Florida trade was $497B. This is expected to increase 43.6% to $714B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Florida trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Florida to other states, or from other states to Florida.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $19.5B

  2. $16.6B

  3. $11.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Florida domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $19.5B, followed by Texas with $16.6B and California and $11.5B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Florida shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

89.3% of the population of St. Petersburg, FL has health coverage, with 41% on employee plans, 15.1% on Medicaid, 15.2% on Medicare, 15.4% on non-group plans, and 2.52% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of St. Petersburg, FL was $8,076 in 2014. This is a 5.05% increase from the previous year ($7,688).

Primary care physicians in St. Petersburg, FL see 1093 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.18% decrease from the previous year (1106 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1474 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 567 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Gadsden County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.9%). Additionally, Liberty County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,093 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Pinellas County, FL see an average of 1,093 patients per year. This represents a 1.18% decrease from the previous year (1,106 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Pinellas County, FL in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$8,076

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,606

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,175

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,229

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Florida (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.05%, from $7,688 to $8,076.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

10.7%

Uninsured

41%

Employer Coverage

15.1%

Medicaid

15.2%

Medicare

15.4%

Non-Group

2.52%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in St. Petersburg, FL declined by 9.74% from 11.9% to 10.7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in St. Petersburg, FL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16.9% prevalence

  2. 15.8% prevalence

  3. 15.5% prevalence

Gadsden County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Florida, at 16.9%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Florida by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

St. Petersburg, FL is home to a population of 265k people, from which 95.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 10.3% of St. Petersburg, FL residents were born outside of the country (27.1k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of St. Petersburg, FL is composed of 162k White Alone residents (61%), 57k Black or African American Alone residents (21.5%), 24.4k Hispanic or Latino residents (9.21%), 13k Asian Alone residents (4.92%), 7.41k Two or More Races residents (2.79%), 678 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.256%), 544 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.205%), and 388 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.146%).

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.8

51

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.1

In 2018, the median age of all people in St. Petersburg, FL was 41.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 51. But people in St. Petersburg, FL are getting getting younger. In 2017, the average age of all St. Petersburg, FL residents was 45.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

10.3%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

27.1k people

10.1%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

26.4k people

As of 2017, 10.3% of St. Petersburg, FL residents (27.1k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in St. Petersburg, FL was 10.1%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Cuba

    1,028,508 ± 24,290 people

  2. Haiti

    339,246 ± 14,186 people

  3. Colombia

    285,400 ± 13,028 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Florida was Cuba, the natal country of 1,028,508 Florida residents, followed by Haiti with 339,246 and Colombia with 285,400.

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Citizenship

95.7%

2018 Citizenship

95.6%

2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 95.7% of St. Petersburg, FL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in St. Petersburg, FL was 95.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    162k ± 6.46k

  2. Black or African American Alone

    57k ± 5.67k

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    24.4k ± 4.22k

In 2018, there were 2.84 times more White Alone residents (162k people) in St. Petersburg, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 57k Black or African American Alone and 24.4k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in St. Petersburg, FL as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    5,536 ± 1,174

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    3,450 ± 1,273

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    2,691 ± 878

St. Petersburg, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.6 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in St. Petersburg, FL awarded 2,620 degrees. The student population of St. Petersburg, FL is skewed towards women, with 3,138 male students and 6,086 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in St. Petersburg, FL are White (1,728 and 67.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (312 and 12.1%), Black or African American (310 and 12%), and Asian (88 and 3.42%).

The largest universities in St. Petersburg, FL by number of degrees awarded are University of South Florida-St Petersburg (1,260 and 48.1%), Eckerd College (496 and 18.9%), and Pinellas Technical College-St. Petersburg (345 and 13.2%).

The most popular majors in St. Petersburg, FL are Registered Nursing (273 and 10.4%), General Psychology (180 and 6.87%), and General Biological Sciences (172 and 6.56%).

The median tuition costs in St. Petersburg, FL are $42,428 for private four year colleges, and $4,206 and $14,601 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 172 degrees awarded

  2. 166 degrees awarded

  3. 81 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in St. Petersburg, FL was General Biological Sciences with 172 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in St. Petersburg, FL according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,260 degrees awarded

  2. 496 degrees awarded

  3. 345 degrees awarded

$4,206

Median In-State Public

$42,428

Median Private

In 2017, the St. Petersburg, FL institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of South Florida-St Petersburg with 1,260 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

929

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,691

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 929 men were awarded degrees from institutions in St. Petersburg, FL, which is 0.549 times less than the 1,691 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,728 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    312 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    310 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in St. Petersburg, FL were to White students. These 1,728 degrees mean that there were 5.54 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 312 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in St. Petersburg, FL was $220,700 in 2018, which is 0.961 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $198,400 to $220,700, a 11.2% increase. The homeownership rate in St. Petersburg, FL is 59.7%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in St. Petersburg, FL have an average commute time of 21 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in St. Petersburg, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$220,700

2018 Median

± $9,993

$198,400

2017 Median

± $10,408

In 2018, the median property value in St. Petersburg, FL grew to to $220,700 from the previous year's value of $198,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in St. Petersburg, FL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In St. Petersburg, FL the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$58,057

Median Household Income

± $2,748

106k

Number of Households

± 5,066

In 2018, the median household income of the 106k households in St. Petersburg, FL grew to $58,057 from the previous year's value of $55,134.

The following chart displays the households in St. Petersburg, FL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in St. Petersburg, FL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In St. Petersburg, FL the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

59.7%

2018 Homeownership

61%

2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 59.7% of the housing units in St. Petersburg, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 61%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in St. Petersburg, FL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

21 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in St. Petersburg, FL have a shorter commute time (21 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.32% of the workforce in St. Petersburg, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    77.3%

  2. Carpooled

    7.79%

  3. Worked At Home

    7.79%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in St. Petersburg, FL was Drove Alone (77.3%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.79%) and those who Worked At Home (7.79%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in St. Petersburg, FL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in St. Petersburg, FL have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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