Port St. Lucie, FL

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
494,081
2.31% 1-year growth
US Senator
Marco Rubio
Republican Party
US Senator
Rick Scott
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
47.9
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
11.9%
4.16% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$69,429
10.6% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$293,400
19.2% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
212,045
2.49% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Port St. Lucie, FL had a population of 494k people with a median age of 47.9 and a median household income of $69,429. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Port St. Lucie, FL grew from 482,922 to 494,081, a 2.31% increase and its median household income grew from $62,757 to $69,429, a 10.6% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Port St. Lucie, FL are White (Non-Hispanic) (61.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (15%), White (Hispanic) (8.32%), Two+ (Hispanic) (6.07%), and Other (Hispanic) (3.42%).

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.

94.8% 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 (4,247 degrees awarded in 2022), Fortis Institute-Port Saint Lucie (179 degrees), and Aviator College of Aeronautical Science and Technology (77 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Port St. Lucie, FL was $293,400, and the homeownership rate was 78.2%.

Most people in Port St. Lucie, FL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Port St. Lucie, FL was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Port St. Lucie, FL is home to a population of 494k people, from which 94.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 15% of Port St. Lucie, FL residents were born outside of the country (74.2k people).

In 2022, there were 4.08 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (302k people) in Port St. Lucie, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 74.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 41.1k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

94.8%
2022 Citizenship
94.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 94.8% of Port St. Lucie, FL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Port St. Lucie, FL was 94.6%, 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)
    302k ± 1.34k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    74.1k ± 1.52k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    41.1k ± 2.99k
18.6%
Hispanic Population
91.9k people

In 2022, there were 4.08 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (302k people) in Port St. Lucie, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 74.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 41.1k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

18.6% of the people in Port St. Lucie, FL are hispanic (91.9k 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

The PUMS dataset is not available at the MSA level, so we are showing data for Florida.
Most Common Origin
  1. Cuba
    1,003,261 ± 24,014 people
  2. Haiti
    344,713 ± 14,299 people
  3. Colombia
    299,067 ± 13,333 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Florida was Cuba, the natal country of 1,003,261 Florida residents, followed by Haiti with 344,713 and Colombia with 299,067.

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Foreign-Born Population

15%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
74.2k people
14.6%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
70.5k people

As of 2022, 15% of Port St. Lucie, FL residents (74.2k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Port St. Lucie, FL was 14.6%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    14,614 ± 1,180
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    5,595 ± 1,000
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    5,586 ± 815

Port St. Lucie, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.61 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Port St. Lucie, FL employs 212k people. The largest industries in Port St. Lucie, FL are Health Care & Social Assistance (32,497 people), Retail Trade (26,867 people), and Construction (19,967 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($88,302), Public Administration ($62,170), and Finance & Insurance ($57,263).

Males in Florida have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $56,054. The income inequality in Florida (measured using the Gini index) is 0.474, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

212k
2022 Value
± 4,942
2.49%
1 Year growth
± 3.24%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Port St. Lucie, FL grew at a rate of 2.49%, from 207k employees to 212k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Port St. Lucie, FL, are Sales & Related Occupations (27,613 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (23,566 people), and Management Occupations (23,137 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

212k
2022 Value
± 4,942
2.49%
1 Year growth
± 3.24%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Port St. Lucie, FL grew at a rate of 2.49%, from 207k employees to 212k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Port St. Lucie, FL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (32,497 people), Retail Trade (26,867 people), and Construction (19,967 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

$46,308
Median earning men ± $1,046
$33,736
Median earning women ± $958

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($74,064), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($61,331), and Manufacturing ($58,015).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($52,600), Wholesale Trade ($49,786), and Manufacturing ($44,375).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
4.23%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 9.69M people employed in Florida. This represents a 4.23% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 12.6%.

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

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Florida went to Donald J. Trump with 51.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (47.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.635%).

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 28 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 28 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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Education

In 2022, universities in Port St. Lucie, FL awarded 4,557 degrees. The student population of Port St. Lucie, FL in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 6,346 male students and 9,416 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Port St. Lucie, FL are White (2,006 and 44.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,473 and 32.9%), Black or African American (681 and 15.2%), and Two or More Races (116 and 2.59%).

The largest universities in Port St. Lucie, FL by number of degrees awarded are Indian River State College (4,247 and 93.2%), Fortis Institute-Port Saint Lucie (179 and 3.93%), and Aviator College of Aeronautical Science and Technology (77 and 1.69%).

The most popular majors in Port St. Lucie, FL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,761 and 38.6%), General Business Administration & Management (279 and 6.12%), and Registered Nursing (271 and 5.95%).

The median tuition costs in Port St. Lucie, FL are $6,298 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 2022 there were 15,762 students enrolled in Port St. Lucie, FL, 40.3% men and 59.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 6,352 records, of which 60.8% were women and 39.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 188 degrees awarded
  2. 46 degrees awarded
  3. 1,761 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Port St. Lucie, FL was Registered Nursing with 188 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. 4,247 degrees awarded
  2. 179 degrees awarded
  3. 77 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Indian River State College with 4,247 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 1,804 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Port St. Lucie, FL, which is 0.655 times less than the 2,753 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 2,006 degrees mean that there were 1.36 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,473 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Private for-profit, 2-year ($15,764) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($21,125) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private for-profit, 2-year ($1,245) 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 2022, 1.19% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.2% 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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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (4.97M), Some college (3.58M), and Bachelors Degree (3.32M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Port St. Lucie, FL was $293,400 in 2022, which is 1.04 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $246,200 to $293,400, a 19.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Port St. Lucie, FL is 78.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Port St. Lucie, FL have an average commute time of 27.9 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 $69,429. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Port St. Lucie, FL was St. Johns County, FL with a value of $100,020, followed by Santa Rosa County, FL and Nassau County, FL, with respective values of $84,715 and $84,085.

Property

$293,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,703
$151,127
Median Property Taxes
±$3,462

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

78.2%
Homeownership
2022
66.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 78.2% of the housing units in Port St. Lucie, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 77%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Port St. Lucie, FL was St. Johns County, FL with a value of $100,020, followed by Santa Rosa County, FL and Nassau County, FL, with respective values of $84,715 and $84,085.

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

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$69,429
Median Household Income
± $1,394
193k
Number of Households
± 4,277

In 2022, the median household income of the 193k households in Port St. Lucie, FL grew to $69,429 from the previous year's value of $62,757.

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.
0.474
2022 Wage GINI in Florida
0.473
2021 Wage GINI in Florida

In 2022, the income inequality in Florida was 0.474 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.285% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less 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 2022
  1. Drove Alone (78.5%)
  2. Worked At Home (10%)
  3. Carpooled (8.16%)

In 2022, 78.5% of workers in Port St. Lucie, FL drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (10%) and those who carpooled to work (8.16%).

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

27.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Port St. Lucie, FL have a longer commute time (27.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.23% 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

11.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Port St. Lucie, FL (57.7k out of 487k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Port St. Lucie, 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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Health

88.4% of the population of Port St. Lucie, FL has health coverage, with 35.4% on employee plans, 14.2% on Medicaid, 19.6% on Medicare, 17.3% on non-group plans, and 1.76% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Florida see 1372 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.939% decrease from the previous year (1385 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1631 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 546 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,372 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Florida

Primary care physicians in Florida see an average of 1,372 patients per year. This represents a 0.939% decrease from the previous year (1,385 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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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 19.7% under 18 years, 16.5% between 18 and 34 years, 37.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 26.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.6% were men and 51.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

11.6%
Uninsured
35.4%
Employer Coverage
14.2%
Medicaid
19.6%
Medicare
17.3%
Non-Group
1.76%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Port St. Lucie, FL declined by 2.35% from 11.9% to 11.6%.

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