Latest Data (2017)
Population 263,255
Nationwide Rank 79

Quick Facts

St. Petersburg, Florida is the 79th largest city in the United States as of 2017.

St. Petersburg, Florida is a city.

St. Petersburg, Florida is as large as it has ever been. In 2017 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
2000-2017
69 Plano, Texas 286,143 27.6%
70 Newark, New Jersey 285,154 4.5%
71 Lincoln, Nebraska 284,736 25.0%
72 Orlando, Florida 280,257 43.9%
73 Irvine, California 277,453 89.1%
74 Toledo, Ohio 276,491 -11.8%
75 Jersey City, New Jersey 270,753 12.8%
76 Chula Vista, California 270,471 54.0%
77 Durham, North Carolina 267,743 41.7%
78 Fort Wayne, Indiana 265,904 4.7%
79 St. Petersburg, Florida 263,255 5.8%
80 Laredo, Texas 260,654 45.2%
81 Buffalo, New York 258,612 -11.4%
82 Madison, Wisconsin 255,214 21.4%
83 Lubbock, Texas 253,888 26.7%
84 Chandler, Arizona 253,458 41.1%
85 Scottsdale, Arizona 249,950 22.3%
86 Reno, Nevada 248,853 35.2%
87 Glendale, Arizona 246,709 11.2%
88 Norfolk, Virginia 244,703 4.4%
89 Winston-Salem, North Carolina 244,605 20.9%

Similarly Sized Cities In Florida

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
43 Miami 463,347 27.5%
52 Tampa 385,430 26.7%
72 Orlando 280,257 43.9%
79 St. Petersburg 263,255 5.8%
94 Hialeah 239,673 5.9%
128 Tallahassee 191,049 24.8%
130 Port St. Lucie 189,344 112.3%
134 Cape Coral 183,365 77.4%
138 Fort Lauderdale 180,072 5.2%
150 Pembroke Pines 170,712 23.4%
167 Hollywood 153,627 9.9%
190 Miramar 140,328 88.2%
205 Coral Springs 133,037 11.1%
208 Gainesville 132,249 17.0%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2017 263,255 79
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