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St. Petersburg is a city in Pinellas County, Florida, United States. As of the 2015 census estimate, the population was 257,083, making it the fifth-most populous city in Florida and the largest in the state that is not a county seat (the city of Clearwater is the seat of Pinellas County). St. Petersburg is the second-largest city in the Tampa Bay Area, after Tampa. Together with Clearwater, these cities comprise the Tampa–St. Petersburg–Clearwater Metropolitan Statistical Area, the second-largest in Florida with a population of around 2.8 million. St. Petersburg is located on a peninsula between Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, and is connected to mainland Florida to the north. St. Petersburg was founded in 1888 by John C. Williams, who purchased the land, and by Peter Demens, who brought the railroad industry into the area. As a part of a coin toss bet, the winner, Peter Demens, named the land after Saint Petersburg, Russia, while Williams opted to name the first hotel built which was named the Detroit Hotel, both named after their home towns respectively. St. Petersburg was incorporated as a town on February 29, 1892 and re-incorporated as a city on June 6, 1903. The city is often referred to by locals as St. Pete. Neighboring St. Pete Beach formally shortened its name in 1994 after a vote by its residents. St. Petersburg is governed by a mayor and city council. With an average of some 361 days of sunshine each year, and a Guinness World Record for logging the most consecutive days of sunshine (768 days), it is nicknamed "The Sunshine City". Due to its good weather and low cost of living, the city has long been a popular retirement destination, although in recent years the population has moved in a much more youthful direction. American Style magazine ranked St. Petersburg its top mid-size city in 2011, citing its "vibrant" arts scene.

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Palm trees, blue waters, white yachts parked at harbors, and plush hotels dominate literally every vista of St. Petersburg. The sunshine capital of Miami, this city is a favorite of those who have a thing for opulence. Add in some laid-back vibes of the Tampa Bay and you have one city that is dwelled by the who’s who of the nation! But wait, wasn’t this also popular as a retirement destination? It is true that owing to the low cost of living here, several chose this city as their ultimate place to call it quits and enjoy the bonus life! Thus, it can be stated that St. Petersburg is a great blend of the humble and the opulent. So, look forward to some spectacular specialty museums, lots of outdoors in the form of parks and gardens having regional characteristics and plenty of beautiful boat tours that make for the St. Petersburg tourism scene! 

 

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Facts and Stats for St Petersburg*

  • Pollution Statistics in St Petersburg

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    • Water Pollution 31.25 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 16.67 (Very Low)
  • St Petersburg: Crime and Safety

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    • Burglary and Theft 45.45 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 38.64 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 52.5 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 32.5 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 31.82 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 50 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 47.5 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 65 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 84.09 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 43.18 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 45.45 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 31.82 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 47.22 (Moderate)
  • Living in St Petersburg - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of St Petersburg is 201.43 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 55.27 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 88.2 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 7.61 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 28.2 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 71.59 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 68.06 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 2.17 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 132.09 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in St Petersburg

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in St Petersburg

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 28.6 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 76.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 39.82 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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