St. Petersburg is a city located in Pinellas County, Florida, across Tampa Bay from Tampa proper. Home to 250,000 residents, St. Petersburg is the fifth-largest city in the state of Florida by population and the largest city in Florida that is not a county seat (the county seat of Pinellas County is Clearwater, to the north of St. Petersburg).
St. Petersburg is a central city in the Tampa Bay area, located on the eastern shores of a peninsula just south of Clearwater, Florida. Tampa sits across Tampa Bay and is accessible via several bridges and causeways. Interstate 275 carriers traffic south from St. Petersburg to Bradenton, Florida, making the Tampa area easily accessible and it is also a popular shipping location too, namely due to the size and popularity of the surrounding Tampa Bay Metropolitan Area.
St. Petersburg was founded in 1888 from land purchased in 1876 by John C. Williams, a former Detroit businessman. His partner, Peter Demens, was instrumental in the surge of population in St. Petersburg since the railroad was built through it in that same year. This led to a boom in St. Petersburg of sorts, and by 1892 the city was large enough to warrant incorporation.
The fishing industry became big in the area during the early 20th century, with the first fish shop opening in 1899. The city would continue to expand during the 20th century and saw wartime and post-war booms during the 1940’s and 50’s. St. Petersburg has since become a major retirement destination for Americans, which has only added to St. Petersburg’s population numbers.
St. Petersburg is known as “The Sunshine City” on account that it gets 361 days of sunshine per year on average. That’s just four days of overcast or rainy skies, and that’s really great when you’re trying to promote your city as a healthy and vibrant place to live. During the summer months average highs tend to reach into the low 90’s during the day, with overnight lows dropping down into low-to-mid 70’s.
Daily summer mean temperatures hover in the mid-80’s, though, which is really nice. During the winter temperatures drop a bit, with highs during the depths of winter getting down into the low 70’s and overnight lows getting into the low-to-mid 50’s. In other words, St. Petersburg is mild all year round.
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- City of St. Petersburg Official Website: http://www.stpete.org/
- St. Petersburg on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Petersburg,_Florida
- The Official Guide to St. Petersburg: http://www.saint-petersburg.com/
- St. Petersburg on City Data: http://www.city-data.com/city/St.-Petersburg-Florida.html
St. Petersburg Zip Codes Include:
33701, 33702, 33703, 33704, 33705, 33706, 33707, 33708, 33709, 33710, 33711, 33712, 33713, 33714, 33715, 33716, 33729, 33730, 33731, 33732, 33733, 33734, 33736, 33737, 33738, 33740, 33741, 33742, 33743, 33747, 33784