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Saint Petersburg, Florida

Saint Petersburg (or St. Petersburg) is in Pinellas County, Florida, on the Gulf of Mexico. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 248,232.

It has a branch of the state university and the Salvador Dali museum, which houses many of Dalí's more famous paintings.

It was named after the Saint Petersburg in Russia.

Geography According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 344.7 km² (133.1 mi²). 154.4 km² (59.6 mi²) of it is land and 190.2 km² (73.4 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 55.19% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 248,232 people, 109,663 households, and 61,630 families residing in the city. The population density is 1,607.3/km² (4,163.1/mi²). There are 124,618 housing units at an average density of 806.9 persons/km² (2,090.0 persons/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 71.36% White, 22.36% African American, 0.31% Native American, 2.67% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 1.07% from other races, and 2.17% from two or more races. 4.23% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 109,663 households out of which 24.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.3% are married couples living together, 13.8% have a woman whose husband does not live with her, and 43.8% are non-families. 35.6% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.1% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.20 and the average family size is 2.88.

In the city the population is spread out with 21.5% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 30.2% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 17.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 91.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 87.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $34,597, and the median income for a family is $43,198. Males have a median income of $30,794 versus $25,860 for females. The per capita income for the city is $21,107. 13.3% of the population and 9.2% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 19.1% are under the age of 18 and 10.8% are 65 or older.



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