St. Petersburg is located in Pinellas County, Florida bordering Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. According to the US Census Bureau in 2004, the city of Saint Petersburg had a population of 249,090, the fourth largest in the state of Florida.
St. Petersburg has a number of newspaper and magazines providing local and national news along with featured stories of interest. Some of its top newspapers are St. Petersburg Times and Pinellas News.
St Petersburg is surrounded by natural beauty with its parks and water access. It is home to Fort De Soto Park which has been rated America's #1 beach with 35 miles of white sand beaches along eight barrier islands.
St Petersburg is home to the major league baseball team Tampa Bay Devil Rays. St Petersburg is also home to the "Honda Grand Prix" which is an annual Indy car race that takes place through the downtown streets of St Pete.
Saint Petersburg is surrounded by neighborhoods in Pinellas County including Clearwater, Gulfport, Indian Shores, Pinellas Park, Redington Beach, Safety Harbor, Seminole, St Pete Beach, and many other towns and cities. View the area of St Petersburg on this map from a bird's eye view.
St Petersburg and the surrounding area is home to many businesses and some its largest employers are the Bayfront Medical, Home Shopping Network, Raymond James and Associates, Ratheon E-Systems, and Times Publishing.
The area is expected to have a population growth rate over the next ten years of 15.3 percent creating a large labor pool for businesses.
St Petersburg is a booming real estate market with its beautiful beaches, parks and access to world class restaurants, shops and professional sports teams. There is a large selection of condos, apartments, and single family homes in St. Petersburg and the surrounding area. St. Petersburg is surrounded by a seven county area consisting of Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco, Polk, Sarasota, Hernando and Manatee counties. This area is also known as the Tampa Bay area and home to more than 3.5 million people.
St Petersburg has many colleges and universities in the area including a branch of the University of South Florida St Petersburg. Also located in Pinellas County is St Petersburg College, Eckerd College, and Stetson University College of Law. A school for journalists is also located in this area called the Poynter Institute.