Latest Data (2016)
Population 260,999
Nationwide Rank 79

Quick Facts

St. Petersburg, Florida is the 79th largest city in the United States as of 2016.

St. Petersburg, Florida is a city.

St. Petersburg, Florida is as large as it has ever been. In 2016 St. Petersburg had its largest population ever.

St. Petersburg, Florida's growth is below average. 70% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

St. Petersburg, Florida Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
69 Plano, Texas 286,057 27.5%
70 Newark, New Jersey 281,764 3.3%
71 Lincoln, Nebraska 280,364 23.1%
72 Toledo, Ohio 278,508 -11.2%
73 Orlando, Florida 277,173 42.3%
74 Chula Vista, California 267,172 52.1%
75 Irvine, California 266,122 81.4%
76 Fort Wayne, Indiana 264,488 4.1%
77 Jersey City, New Jersey 264,152 10.0%
78 Durham, North Carolina 263,016 39.2%
79 St. Petersburg, Florida 260,999 4.9%
80 Laredo, Texas 257,156 43.2%
81 Buffalo, New York 256,902 -12.0%
82 Madison, Wisconsin 252,551 20.2%
83 Lubbock, Texas 252,506 26.1%
84 Chandler, Arizona 247,477 37.8%
85 Scottsdale, Arizona 246,645 20.7%
86 Glendale, Arizona 245,895 10.8%
87 Reno, Nevada 245,255 33.3%
88 Norfolk, Virginia 245,115 4.6%
89 Winston-Salem, North Carolina 242,203 19.7%

Similarly Sized Cities In Florida

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
42 Miami 453,579 24.8%
52 Tampa 377,165 24.0%
73 Orlando 277,173 42.3%
79 St. Petersburg 260,999 4.9%
94 Hialeah 236,387 4.5%
126 Tallahassee 190,894 24.7%
130 Port St. Lucie 185,132 107.6%
136 Cape Coral 179,804 73.9%
138 Fort Lauderdale 178,752 4.4%
150 Pembroke Pines 168,587 21.9%
170 Hollywood 151,998 8.8%
190 Miramar 138,449 85.7%
206 Gainesville 131,591 16.4%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2016 260,999 79
2015 257,083 80
2014 253,693 79
2013 249,688 78
2012 246,541 78
2011 245,464 77
2010 244,769 76
2009 244,324 77
2008 244,753 77
2007 245,142 76
2006 246,616 72
2005 247,936 72
2004 247,859 71
2003 247,710 71
2002 248,383 71
2001 247,760 71
2000 248,751 69
1990 240,368 65
1980 238,647 58
1970 216,232 61
1960 181,298 69