St. Petersburg, Florida - Facts & Figures
St. Petersburg has such nice weather that one of the local papers had a long tradition of giving away that day's edition anytime the sun didn't shine. Surrounded by water and beaches on three sides, the city has drawn generations of snowbirds. St. Petersburg has a booming local economy, especially in tourism, health care, manufacturing, and high technology. Also known as "St. Pete," it was the birthplace of spring training for several major league baseball teams in 1914. Tropicana Field is where the region's own team, the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, plays.
St. Petersburg is part of the larger Tampa Bay area that also includes the cities of Tampa and Clearwater, and is connected directly to a string of small Gulf of Mexico beach communities across the Intracoastal Waterway.
- Population: 244,769
- Industries: medical, tourism, construction, food services
- Area Codes: 727
- Zip Codes: 33713
- Surrounding Cities: Tampa, Clearwater, Lakeland, Bradenton