Port St. Lucie, FL

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2020 Population
481,334
1.97% 1-year growth
US Senator
Marco Rubio
Republican Party
US Senator
Rick Scott
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
48
0.418% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
12.2%
0.0266% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$58,039
5.23% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$227,800
8.42% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
204,833
3.36% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Port St. Lucie, FL had a population of 481k people with a median age of 48 and a median household income of $58,039. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Port St. Lucie, FL grew from 472,012 to 481,334, a 1.97% increase and its median household income grew from $55,153 to $58,039, a 5.23% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Port St. Lucie, FL are White (Non-Hispanic) (63.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (14.8%), White (Hispanic) (12.2%), Two+ (Hispanic) (2.23%), and Other (Hispanic) (2.13%).

None of the households in Port St. Lucie, FL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

94.1% of the residents in Port St. Lucie, FL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Port St. Lucie, FL are Indian River State College (4,518 degrees awarded in 2020), Fortis Institute-Port Saint Lucie (218 degrees), and Aviator College of Aeronautical Science and Technology (114 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Port St. Lucie, FL was $227,800, and the homeownership rate was 76.6%.

Most people in Port St. Lucie, FL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Port St. Lucie, FL was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Port St. Lucie, FL is home to a population of 481k people, from which 94.1% are citizens. As of 2020, 14.2% of Port St. Lucie, FL residents were born outside of the country (68.4k people).

In 2020, there were 4.29 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (306k people) in Port St. Lucie, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 71.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 58.9k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

94.1%
2020 Citizenship
93.7%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 94.1% of Port St. Lucie, FL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Port St. Lucie, FL was 93.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Port St. Lucie, FL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    306k ± 725
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    71.4k ± 1.32k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    58.9k ± 2.27k
17.5%
Hispanic Population
84.1k people

In 2020, there were 4.29 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (306k people) in Port St. Lucie, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 71.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 58.9k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

17.5% of the people in Port St. Lucie, FL are hispanic (84.1k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Port St. Lucie, FL as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Cuba
    1,006,483 ± 24,039 people
  2. Haiti
    335,997 ± 14,118 people
  3. Colombia
    281,766 ± 12,945 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Florida was Cuba, the natal country of 1,006,483 Florida residents, followed by Haiti with 335,997 and Colombia with 281,766.

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Foreign-Born Population

14.2%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
68.4k people
14.5%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
68.3k people

As of 2020, 14.2% of Port St. Lucie, FL residents (68.4k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Port St. Lucie, FL was 14.5%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    13,824 ± 1,247
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    4,709 ± 818
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    4,581 ± 840

Port St. Lucie, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.94 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Port St. Lucie, FL employs 205k people. The largest industries in Port St. Lucie, FL are Health Care & Social Assistance (30,959 people), Retail Trade (28,444 people), and Construction (18,801 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($79,524), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($75,425), and Public Administration ($55,130).

Males in Florida have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $48,168. The income inequality in Florida (measured using the Gini index) is 0.472, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

205k
2020 Value
± 4,907
3.36%
1 Year growth
± 3.19%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Port St. Lucie, FL grew at a rate of 3.36%, from 198k employees to 205k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Port St. Lucie, FL, are Sales & Related Occupations (27,833 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (23,281 people), and Management Occupations (21,278 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Port St. Lucie, FL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

205k
2020 Value
± 4,907
3.36%
1 Year growth
± 3.19%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Port St. Lucie, FL grew at a rate of 3.36%, from 198k employees to 205k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Port St. Lucie, FL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (30,959 people), Retail Trade (28,444 people), and Construction (18,801 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Port St. Lucie, FL, though some of these residents may live in Port St. Lucie, FL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$38,808
Median earning men ± $1,658
$29,205
Median earning women ± $1,163

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($71,669), Manufacturing ($57,932), and Information ($49,754).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Wholesale Trade ($41,880), Public Administration ($41,829), and Information ($39,399).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Florida. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Florida.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 5,076
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 3,195
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 2,428
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $3.07M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. $1.11M
    Manufacturing
  3. $874k
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

The chart shows the total annual payroll and the average annual payroll by industry.

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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. $94.8B
  2. $62.6B
  3. $59.6B

In 2020, the top outbound Florida product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $94.8B, followed by Electronics ($62.6B) and Pharmaceuticals ($59.6B).

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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$688B
2020 Value in Florida
$1.41T
Projected 2050 Value in Florida
105% growth

In 2020, total outbound Florida trade was $688B. This is expected to increase 105% to $1.41T by 2050.

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. $24.9B
  2. $19.2B
  3. $15.8B

In 2020, the top outbound Florida domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $24.9B, followed by California with $19.2B and Texas and $15.8B.

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

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Marco Rubio and Rick Scott are the senators currently representing the state of Florida. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Florida is currently represented by 27 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Florida

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Marco Rubio
Senator from Florida3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Rick Scott
Senator from Florida1
Assumed office on January 8, 2019
Inauguration delayed in order to finish his term as Governor of Florida.

Marco Rubio and Rick Scott are the senators currently representing Florida.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Florida over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Florida

Florida is currently represented by 27 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Florida have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Port St. Lucie, FL awarded 4,909 degrees. The student population of Port St. Lucie, FL in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 6,232 male students and 9,974 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Port St. Lucie, FL are White (2,526 and 52%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,192 and 24.6%), Black or African American (735 and 15.1%), and Unknown (166 and 3.42%).

The largest universities in Port St. Lucie, FL by number of degrees awarded are Indian River State College (4,518 and 92%), Fortis Institute-Port Saint Lucie (218 and 4.44%), and Aviator College of Aeronautical Science and Technology (114 and 2.32%).

The most popular majors in Port St. Lucie, FL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (2,032 and 41.4%), General Business Administration & Management (320 and 6.52%), and Registered Nursing (308 and 6.27%).

The median tuition costs in Port St. Lucie, FL are $6,098 for private four year colleges, and $2,496 and $9,360 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2020 there were 16,206 students enrolled in Port St. Lucie, FL, 38.5% men and 61.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 7,390 records, of which 61.3% were women and 38.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 192 degree-majors awarded
  2. 48 degree-majors awarded
  3. 2,032 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Port St. Lucie, FL was Registered Nursing with 192 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 4,518 degrees awarded
  2. 218 degrees awarded
  3. 114 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Indian River State College with 4,518 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2020, 1,894 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Port St. Lucie, FL, which is 0.628 times less than the 3,015 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 2,526 degrees mean that there were 2.12 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,192 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Private for-profit, 2-year ($13,081) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Private for-profit, 2-year ($11,330) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 1.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.09% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (4.93M), Some college (3.6M), and Bachelors Degree (3.09M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Port St. Lucie, FL was $227,800 in 2020, which is 0.991 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $210,100 to $227,800, a 8.42% increase. The homeownership rate in Port St. Lucie, FL is 76.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Port St. Lucie, FL have an average commute time of 27.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Port St. Lucie, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Port St. Lucie, FL is $58,039. In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Port St. Lucie, FL was St. Johns County, FL with a value of $83,803, followed by Nassau County, FL and Monroe County, FL, with respective values of $72,998 and $72,012.

Property

$227,800
Median Property Value 2020
±$3,744
$140,534
Median Property Taxes
±$3,567

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Port St. Lucie, FL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Port St. Lucie, FL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

76.6%
Homeownership
2020
66.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 76.6% of the housing units in Port St. Lucie, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Port St. Lucie, FL was St. Johns County, FL with a value of $83,803, followed by Nassau County, FL and Monroe County, FL, with respective values of $72,998 and $72,012.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$58,039
Median Household Income
± $1,215
183k
Number of Households
± 4,235

In 2020, the median household income of the 183k households in Port St. Lucie, FL grew to $58,039 from the previous year's value of $55,153.

The following chart displays the households in Port St. Lucie, 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Port St. Lucie, FL is from Florida.
0.472
2020 Wage GINI in Florida
0.473
2019 Wage GINI in Florida

In 2020, the income inequality in Florida was 0.472 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.289% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Florida was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Florida in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (79.7%)
  2. Carpooled (9.47%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.83%)

In 2020, 79.7% of workers in Port St. Lucie, FL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.47%) and those who worked at home (6.83%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

27.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Port St. Lucie, FL have a longer commute time (27.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 3.09% of the workforce in Port St. Lucie, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Poverty & Diversity

12.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Port St. Lucie, FL (57.8k out of 475k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 45 - 54.

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

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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87.7% of the population of Port St. Lucie, FL has health coverage, with 34.9% on employee plans, 14.1% on Medicaid, 19.5% on Medicare, 17.3% on non-group plans, and 1.82% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Florida see 1385 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.435% increase from the previous year (1379 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1645 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 592 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Florida, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,385 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Florida

Primary care physicians in Florida see an average of 1,385 patients per year. This represents a 0.435% increase from the previous year (1,379 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Florida in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Florida across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 19.8% under 18 years, 16.5% between 18 and 34 years, 37.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 26.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.2% were men and 51.8% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

12.3%
Uninsured
34.9%
Employer Coverage
14.1%
Medicaid
19.5%
Medicare
17.3%
Non-Group
1.82%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Port St. Lucie, FL declined by 2.24% from 12.6% to 12.3%.

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

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