St. Petersburg Area Manufacturing Pt. 2

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As mentioned in our earlier series, manufacturing plays a key role in the St. Petersburg Area’s economy due to its high concentration and its higher wages. For perspective’s sake let’s first compare this industry to our top employer, healthcare and social assistance. Note, unlike Part 1, this section will compare numbers arriving strictly from the City of St. Petersburg’s geographical …

St. Petersburg Area Manufacturing Pt. 1

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Throughout the months of August and September, Grow Smarter’s Targeted Job Creation Workgroup has taken a deeper dive into the St. Petersburg Area’s specialized manufacturing with the intention of better understanding the makeup of this vital industry. Specifically, this workgroup seeks to explain the workforce that local manufacturers pull from in the past, present, and into the future. Where are …

Housing Inequity by Race in St. Petersburg

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Since 2010, the St. Petersburg population has grown 4.2%, from 245,715 to 256,031 in 2017. According to 2017 Census data, the largest demographic components of the city’s growth are Latinx, contributing 42% of growth, followed by White non-Hispanic at about 25% of growth. The Black population, the city’s second largest demographic group, contributed approximately 2% of the growth. Despite this …

Job Growth Since the Recession

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St. Petersburg’s job growth has been slow to recover since the Great Recession. Between 2008 and 2011, St. Petersburg lost nearly 19,000 jobs. Only until recently have the job counts reached pre-recession levels. It is important to note that most of the jobs lost were among the “Administration and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services” category as illustrated in …

Examining St. Petersburg’s Rent Burdened Population

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When initially exploring the 2017 numbers for the city of St. Petersburg, we may see that median gross rent[1] and median household income[2] have largely grown together at an average of about 2% annually since 2010. This means that on average, St. Petersburg residents have steadily spent about 24%, or one-quarter of their household incomes on rent. Not so fast! …

St. Petersburg Unemployment by Census Tract

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Cities are like organisms, complex and diverse—amalgamations of different neighborhoods, each with unique traits and histories. It can be challenging to find data that examines all the moving parts of a city but nevertheless remains crucial in its understanding. Often times a U.S. Census Tract is the best fit for organizing geographical data into a neighborhood. Tracts are generally measured …