What is the current population of St. Petersburg?

Based on the latest 2020 data from the US census, the current population of St. Petersburg is 265,351. St. Petersburg, Florida is the 78th largest city in the US.

What was the peak population of St. Petersburg?

The current population of St. Petersburg (265,351) is it's peak population.

How quickly is St. Petersburg growing?

St. Petersburg has grown 6.6% since the 2000. St. Petersburg, Florida's growth is below average. 68% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Is St. Petersburg the biggest city in Florida?

No, St. Petersburg is the 5th largest city in the state of Florida. The biggest city, Jacksonville, is 3.4x bigger than St. Petersburg.

What county is St. Petersburg, Florida in?

St. Petersburg is located entirely in Pinellas County.

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2019 265,351 78
2018 265,098 79
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

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
68 Lincoln, Nebraska 289,102 26.9%
69 Anchorage, Alaska 288,000 10.5%
70 Plano, Texas 287,677 28.3%
71 Orlando, Florida 287,442 47.6%
72 Irvine, California 287,401 95.9%
73 Newark, New Jersey 282,011 3.4%
74 Durham, North Carolina 278,993 47.7%
75 Chula Vista, California 274,492 56.3%
76 Toledo, Ohio 272,779 -13.0%
77 Fort Wayne, Indiana 270,402 6.4%
78 St. Petersburg, Florida 265,351 6.6%
79 Laredo, Texas 262,491 46.2%
80 Jersey City, New Jersey 262,075 9.1%
81 Chandler, Arizona 261,165 45.4%
82 Madison, Wisconsin 259,680 23.6%
83 Lubbock, Texas 258,862 29.2%
84 Scottsdale, Arizona 258,069 26.3%
85 Reno, Nevada 255,601 38.9%
86 Buffalo, New York 255,284 -12.6%
87 Gilbert, Arizona 254,114 116.6%
88 Glendale, Arizona 252,381 13.7%

Similarly Sized Cities In Florida

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
42 Miami 467,963 28.8%
48 Tampa 399,700 31.4%
71 Orlando 287,442 47.6%
78 St. Petersburg 265,351 6.6%
96 Hialeah 233,339 3.1%
112 Port St. Lucie 201,846 126.3%
131 Tallahassee 194,500 27.1%
132 Cape Coral 194,495 88.2%
142 Fort Lauderdale 182,437 6.6%
151 Pembroke Pines 173,591 25.5%
166 Hollywood 154,817 10.8%
191 Miramar 141,191 89.3%
204 Gainesville 133,997 18.5%
206 Coral Springs 133,759 11.7%

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