St. Petersburg, FL

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Population

263,252

0.866% growth

Median Age

44.8


Median Household Income

$55,134

7.11% growth

Poverty Rate

15.9%


Number of Employees

132,662

0.726% decline

Median Property Value

$198,400

5.76% growth

About

In 2017, St. Petersburg, FL had a population of 263k people with a median age of 44.8 and a median household income of $55,134. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of St. Petersburg, FL grew from 260,991 to 263,252, a 0.866% increase and its median household income grew from $51,474 to $55,134, a 7.11% increase.

The population of St. Petersburg, FL is 65.7% White Alone, 21.4% Black or African American Alone, and 6.05% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in St. Petersburg, FL speak a non-English language, and 95.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in St. Petersburg, FL are University of South Florida-St Petersburg (1,149 degrees awarded in 2016), Eckerd College (565 degrees), and Galen College of Nursing-Tampa Bay (385 degrees).

The median property value in St. Petersburg, FL is $198,400, and the homeownership rate is 61%. Most people in St. Petersburg, FL commute by N/A, and the average commute time is 22.2 minutes. The average car ownership in St. Petersburg, FL is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of St. Petersburg, FL employs 133k people. The largest industries in St. Petersburg, FL are Health Care & Social Assistance (21,103 people), Retail Trade (13,443 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (12,930 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($56,990), Information ($56,757), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($53,201).

Median household income in St. Petersburg, FL is $55,134. Males in St. Petersburg, FL have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,343. The income inequality in St. Petersburg, FL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$55,134

2017 value

± $2,688

7.11%

1 Year Growth

± 5.07%

Households in St. Petersburg, FL have a median annual income of $55,134, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $51,474 in 2016, which represents a 7.11% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$60,114

Average Male Salary

± $840

$45,343

Average Female Salary

± $594

In 2017, full-time male employees in Florida made 1.33 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $59,204 ± $3,403

  2. Alaska Native

    $49,633 ± $34,468

  3. White

    $49,322 ± $566

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Florida workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.19 times more than Alaska Native workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for St. Petersburg, FL is from Florida.

0.473

2017 Wage GINI

0.474

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Florida was 0.473 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.211% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Florida was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Florida in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Florida across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 240.04

  2. Census Tract 201.07

  3. Census Tract 240.01

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in St. Petersburg, FL was Census Tract 240.04 with a value of $102,800, followed by Census Tract 201.07 and Census Tract 240.01, with respective values of $93,000 and $90,250.

The following map shows all of the places in St. Petersburg, FL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in St. Petersburg, FL (40k out of 251k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 55 - 64.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    20,509 ± 1,067

  2. Black

    16,508 ± 1,022

  3. Hispanic

    2,667 ± 399

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in St. Petersburg, FL is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

133k

2017 Value

± 6,686

-0.726%

1 Year decline

± 6.93%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in St. Petersburg, FL declined at a rate of -0.726%, from 134k employees to 133k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in St. Petersburg, FL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (18,133 people), Sales & Related Occupations (13,191 people), and Management Occupations (13,088 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of St. Petersburg, FL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of St. Petersburg, FL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (18,133 people), Sales & Related Occupations (13,191 people), and Management Occupations (13,088 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, St. Petersburg, FL has an unusually high number of residents working as Legal Occupations (1.73 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (1.58 times), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (1.51 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of St. Petersburg, FL, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($68,953), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($68,190), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($67,012).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

133k

2017 Value

± 6,686

-0.726%

1 Year decline

± 6.93%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in St. Petersburg, FL declined at a rate of -0.726%, from 134k employees to 133k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in St. Petersburg, FL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (21,103 people), Retail Trade (13,443 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (12,930 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of St. Petersburg, FL, though some of these residents may live in St. Petersburg, FL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in St. Petersburg, FL, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (21,103 people), Retail Trade (13,443 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (12,930 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, St. Petersburg, FL has an unusually high number of Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (1.57 times higher than expected), Finance & Insurance (1.39 times), and Other Services, Except Public Administration (1.39 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in St. Petersburg, FL, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($56,990), Information ($56,757), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($53,201).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Florida to other states, or from other states to Florida.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $57.1B

  2. $44.9B

  3. $41.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Florida product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $57.1B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($44.9B) and Gasoline ($41.8B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Florida products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$457B

2015 Value

$714B

Projected 2045 Value

56.2% growth

In 2015, total outbound Florida trade was $457B. This is expected to increase 56.2% to $714B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Florida trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Florida to other states, or from other states to Florida.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $17.7B

  2. $15.1B

  3. $10.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Florida domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $17.7B, followed by Texas with $15.1B and California and $10.7B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Florida shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

89.3% of the population of St. Petersburg, FL has health coverage, with 41% on employee plans, 15.1% on Medicaid, 15.2% on Medicare, 15.4% on non-group plans, and 2.52% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of St. Petersburg, FL was $8,076 in 2014. This is a 5.05% increase from the previous year ($7,688).

Primary care physicians in St. Petersburg, FL see 1376 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.218% decrease from the previous year (1379 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1735 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 703 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Gadsden County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.9%). Additionally, Liberty County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,376 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Florida see an average of 1,376 patients per year. This represents a 0.218% decrease from the previous year (1,379 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$8,076

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,606

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,175

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,229

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Florida (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.05%, from $7,688 to $8,076.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

10.7%

Uninsured

41%

Employer Coverage

15.1%

Medicaid

15.2%

Medicare

15.4%

Non-Group

2.52%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in St. Petersburg, FL declined by 9.74% from 11.9% to 10.7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in St. Petersburg, FL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16.9% prevalence

  2. 15.8% prevalence

  3. 15.5% prevalence

Gadsden County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Florida, at 16.9%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Florida by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

St. Petersburg, FL is home to a population of 263k people, from which 95.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 10.3% of St. Petersburg, FL residents were born outside of the country (27.1k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of St. Petersburg, FL is composed of 173k White Alone residents (65.7%), 56.3k Black or African American Alone residents (21.4%), 15.9k Hispanic or Latino residents (6.05%), 9.84k Asian Alone residents (3.74%), 6.99k Two or More Races residents (2.66%), 704 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.267%), 544 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.207%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in St. Petersburg, FL are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

44

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.6

49

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in St. Petersburg, FL was 44.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 44, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 49. But people in St. Petersburg, FL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all St. Petersburg, FL residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

10.3%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

27.1k people

10.1%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

26.4k people

As of 2017, 10.3% of St. Petersburg, FL residents (27.1k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in St. Petersburg, FL was 10.1%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Cuba

    984,212 ± 23,779 people

  2. Haiti

    353,866 ± 14,481 people

  3. Colombia

    274,220 ± 12,772 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Florida was Cuba, the natal country of 984,212 Florida residents, followed by Haiti with 353,866 and Colombia with 274,220.

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Citizenship

95.6%

2017 Citizenship

96.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95.6% of St. Petersburg, FL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in St. Petersburg, FL was 96.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    173k ± 5.01k

  2. Black or African American Alone

    56.3k ± 5.18k

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    15.9k ± 2.84k

In 2017, there were 3.07 times more White Alone residents (173k people) in St. Petersburg, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 56.3k Black or African American Alone and 15.9k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in St. Petersburg, FL as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of St. Petersburg, FL citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in St. Petersburg, FL was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of St. Petersburg, FL are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    6,462 ± 1,318

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    2,807 ± 991

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    2,801 ± 884

St. Petersburg, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.3 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in St. Petersburg, FL awarded 2,536 degrees. The student population of St. Petersburg, FL is skewed towards women, with 3,044 male students and 5,547 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in St. Petersburg, FL are White (1,735 and 69.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (287 and 11.5%), Black or African American (279 and 11.1%), and Asian (79 and 3.15%).

The largest universities in St. Petersburg, FL by number of degrees awarded are University of South Florida-St Petersburg (1,149 and 45.3%), Eckerd College (565 and 22.3%), and Galen College of Nursing-Tampa Bay (385 and 15.2%).

The most popular majors in St. Petersburg, FL are Registered Nursing (321 and 12.7%), General Psychology (190 and 7.49%), and General Biological Sciences (150 and 5.91%).

The median tuition costs in St. Petersburg, FL are $41,192 for private four year colleges, and $4,206 and $14,601 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 177 degrees awarded

  2. 150 degrees awarded

  3. 71 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in St. Petersburg, FL was General Psychology with 177 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in St. Petersburg, FL according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,149 degrees awarded

  2. 565 degrees awarded

  3. 385 degrees awarded

$4,206

Median In-State Public

$41,192

Median Private

In 2016, the St. Petersburg, FL institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of South Florida-St Petersburg with 1,149 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

923

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,613

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 923 men were awarded degrees from institutions in St. Petersburg, FL, which is 0.572 times less than the 1,613 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in St. Petersburg, FL by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,735 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    287 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    279 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in St. Petersburg, FL were to White students. These 1,735 degrees mean that there were 6.05 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 287 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in St. Petersburg, FL was $198,400 in 2017, which is 0.912 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $187,600 to $198,400, a 5.76% increase. The homeownership rate in St. Petersburg, FL is 61%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in St. Petersburg, FL have an average commute time of 22.2 minutes, and they commute by N/A. Car ownership in St. Petersburg, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$55,134

Median Household Income

± $2,688

110k

Number of Households

± 5,533

In 2017, the median household income of the 110k households in St. Petersburg, FL grew to $55,134 from the previous year's value of $51,474.

The following chart displays the households in St. Petersburg, FL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$198,400

2017 Median

± $10,408

$187,600

2016 Median

± $7,007

In 2017, the median property value in St. Petersburg, FL grew to to $198,400 from the previous year's value of $187,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in St. Petersburg, FL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In St. Petersburg, FL the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in St. Petersburg, FL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In St. Petersburg, FL the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

61%

2017 Homeownership

58.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 61% of the housing units in St. Petersburg, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 58.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in St. Petersburg, FL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in St. Petersburg, FL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in St. Petersburg, FL have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

22.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in St. Petersburg, FL have a shorter commute time (22.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 1.53% of the workforce in St. Petersburg, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

In N/A, the most common method of travel for workers in St. Petersburg, FL was N/A, followed by those who N/A and those who N/A.

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