St. Lucie County (Southeast) PUMA, FL

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2022 Population
111,100
US Senator
Marco Rubio
Republican Party
US Senator
Rick Scott
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
42.3
N/A 1-year N/A
2022 Poverty Rate
11%
N/A 1-year N/A
2022 Median Household Income
$67,278
2022 Median Property Value
$265,100

About

In 2022, St. Lucie County (Southeast) PUMA, FL had a population of 111k people with a median age of 42.3 and a median household income of $67,278.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in St. Lucie County (Southeast) PUMA, FL are White (Non-Hispanic) (54.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (19.2%), White (Hispanic) (10.4%), Two+ (Hispanic) (6.11%), and Other (Hispanic) (3.07%).

23.7% of the households in St. Lucie County (Southeast) PUMA, 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.

94.4% of the residents in St. Lucie County (Southeast) PUMA, FL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in St. Lucie County (Southeast) PUMA, FL are Indian River State College (4,247 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in St. Lucie County (Southeast) PUMA, FL was $265,100, and the homeownership rate was 79.5%.

Most people in St. Lucie County (Southeast) PUMA, FL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.7 minutes. The average car ownership in St. Lucie County (Southeast) PUMA, FL was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

St. Lucie County (Southeast) PUMA, FL is home to a population of 111k people, from which 94.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 16% of St. Lucie County (Southeast) PUMA, FL residents were born outside of the country (17.7k people).

In 2022, there were 2.82 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (60.1k people) in St. Lucie County (Southeast) PUMA, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 21.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 11.6k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in St. Lucie County (Southeast) PUMA, FL are Spanish (16,411 households), Haitian (3,290 households), and Portuguese (1,226 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
52,760
Women
49.6%
53,621
Men
50.4%

The resident population of United States in 2022 was 106,381 inhabitants, with 50.4% men, and 49.6% women.

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Citizenship

94.4%
2022 Citizenship

As of 2022, 94.4% of St. Lucie County (Southeast) PUMA, FL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in St. Lucie County (Southeast) PUMA, FL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    60.1k ± 2.68k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    21.4k ± 2.05k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    11.6k ± 1.42k
20.7%
Hispanic Population
23k people

In 2022, there were 2.82 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (60.1k people) in St. Lucie County (Southeast) PUMA, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 21.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 11.6k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

20.7% of the people in St. Lucie County (Southeast) PUMA, FL are hispanic (23k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Haiti
    2,535 ± 1,221 people
  2. Jamaica
    2,242 ± 1,150 people
  3. Mexico
    1,977 ± 1,081 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of St. Lucie County (Southeast) PUMA, FL was Haiti, the natal country of 2,535 St. Lucie County (Southeast) PUMA, FL residents, followed by Jamaica with 2,242 and Mexico with 1,977.

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Foreign-Born Population

16%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
17.7k people

As of 2022, 16% of St. Lucie County (Southeast) PUMA, FL residents (17.7k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    16,411 households (15.6%)
  2. Haitian
    3,290 households (3.13%)
  3. Portuguese
    1,226 households (1.17%)

23.7% of the households in St. Lucie County (Southeast) PUMA, FL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is higher than the national average of 21.7%. 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.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in St. Lucie County (Southeast) PUMA, FL was Spanish. 15.6% of the households in St. Lucie County (Southeast) PUMA, FL reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,955 ± 605
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,377 ± 404
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,003 ± 384

St. Lucie County (Southeast) PUMA, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.15 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of St. Lucie County (Southeast) PUMA, FL employs N/A people. The largest industries in St. Lucie County (Southeast) PUMA, FL are Construction (3,984 people), Restaurants & Food Services (2,532 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (2,352 people), and the highest paying industries are Aircraft & parts manufacturing ($117,121), Electric power generation, transmission & distribution ($101,184), and Legal services ($100,652).

Males in St. Lucie County (Southeast) PUMA, FL have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $48,444. The income inequality in St. Lucie County (Southeast) PUMA, FL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.4, which is lower than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

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RACE/ETHNICITY
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Women
N/A%
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Men
N/A%

The workforce of St. Lucie County (Southeast) PUMA, FL in 2020 was N/A people, with N/A% woman, and N/A% men.

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Occupations

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In N/A, there were N/A employees (± N/A) in St. Lucie County (Southeast) PUMA, FL.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in St. Lucie County (Southeast) PUMA, FL, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,582 people), Other managers (1,341 people), and Cashiers (1,331 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of St. Lucie County (Southeast) PUMA, FL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

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In N/A, there were N/A employees (± N/A) in St. Lucie County (Southeast) PUMA, FL.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in St. Lucie County (Southeast) PUMA, FL, are Construction (3,984 people), Restaurants & Food Services (2,532 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (2,352 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of St. Lucie County (Southeast) PUMA, FL, though some of these residents may live in St. Lucie County (Southeast) PUMA, 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

$44,500
Median earning men ± $3,519
$33,843
Median earning women ± $1,330

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($73,782), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($54,997), and Wholesale Trade ($50,484).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($49,583), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($43,598), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($43,569).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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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%.

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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.

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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 St. Lucie County (Southeast) PUMA, FL awarded 4,247 degrees. The student population of St. Lucie County (Southeast) PUMA, FL in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 5,968 male students and 8,894 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in St. Lucie County (Southeast) PUMA, FL are White (1,898 and 45.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,403 and 33.5%), Black or African American (599 and 14.3%), and Unknown (103 and 2.46%).

The largest universities in St. Lucie County (Southeast) PUMA, FL by number of degrees awarded are Indian River State College (4,247 and 100%).

The most popular majors in St. Lucie County (Southeast) PUMA, FL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,761 and 41.5%), General Business Administration & Management (279 and 6.57%), and Registered Nursing (234 and 5.51%).

The median tuition cost in St. Lucie County (Southeast) PUMA, FL for a public four year colleges is $2,496 for in-state students and $9,360 for out-of-state students.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 14,862 students enrolled in St. Lucie County (Southeast) PUMA, FL, 40.2% men and 59.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 6,201 records, of which 61% were women and 39% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 1,761 degrees awarded
  2. 151 degrees awarded
  3. 46 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in St. Lucie County (Southeast) PUMA, FL was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 1,761 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
4,247 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, 1,666 men were awarded degrees from institutions in St. Lucie County (Southeast) PUMA, FL, which is 0.645 times less than the 2,581 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 1,898 degrees mean that there were 1.35 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,403 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 4-year or above ($2,496) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($268) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

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

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.57% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.81% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of St. Lucie County (Southeast) PUMA, FL in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (25.8k), Some college (19.7k), and Bachelors Degree (13.5k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in St. Lucie County (Southeast) PUMA, FL was $265,100 in 2022, which is 0.94 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between N/A and 2022 the median property value increased from N/A to $265,100, a N/A N/A. The homeownership rate in St. Lucie County (Southeast) PUMA, FL is 79.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in St. Lucie County (Southeast) PUMA, FL have an average commute time of 27.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in St. Lucie County (Southeast) PUMA, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in St. Lucie County (Southeast) PUMA, FL is $67,278. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in St. Lucie County (Southeast) PUMA, FL was Broward County (West) Weston, Sunrise (S), Davie (W) Cities & Southwest Ranches Town PUMA, FL with a value of $132,692, followed by St. Johns County (Northwest) PUMA, FL and Broward County (NNW)--Coral Springs (North), Parkland, & Coconut Creek (North) Cities PUMA, FL, with respective values of $130,719 and $119,820.

Property

$265,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,911
$30,936
Median Property Taxes
±$1,598

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The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in St. Lucie County (Southeast) PUMA, FL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

79.5%
Homeownership
2022
64.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 79.5% of the housing units in St. Lucie County (Southeast) PUMA, FL were occupied by their owner.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in St. Lucie County (Southeast) PUMA, FL was Broward County (West) Weston, Sunrise (S), Davie (W) Cities & Southwest Ranches Town PUMA, FL with a value of $132,692, followed by St. Johns County (Northwest) PUMA, FL and Broward County (NNW)--Coral Springs (North), Parkland, & Coconut Creek (North) Cities PUMA, FL, with respective values of $130,719 and $119,820.

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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.
$67,278
Median Household Income
± $3,017
38.9k
Number of Households
± 1,976

In 2022, the median household income of the 38.9k households in St. Lucie County (Southeast) PUMA, FL was $67,278.

The following chart displays the households in St. Lucie County (Southeast) PUMA, 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

0.4
2022 Wage GINI in St. Lucie County (Southeast) PUMA, FL
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N/A Wage GINI in St. Lucie County (Southeast) PUMA, FL

In 2022, the income inequality in St. Lucie County (Southeast) PUMA, FL was 0.4 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 60% decline from N/A to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for St. Lucie County (Southeast) PUMA, FL was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in St. Lucie County (Southeast) PUMA, FL in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (81.1%)
  2. Worked At Home (8.82%)
  3. Carpooled (7.28%)

In 2022, 81.1% of workers in St. Lucie County (Southeast) PUMA, FL drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (8.82%) and those who carpooled to work (7.28%).

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Commute Time

27.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in St. Lucie County (Southeast) PUMA, FL have a longer commute time (27.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.73% of the workforce in St. Lucie County (Southeast) PUMA, 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 St. Lucie County (Southeast) PUMA, FL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in St. Lucie County (Southeast) PUMA, FL have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

11% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in St. Lucie County (Southeast) PUMA, FL (12k out of 109k 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 75+ and then Females 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in St. Lucie County (Southeast) PUMA, 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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Health

86.4% of the population of St. Lucie County (Southeast) PUMA, FL has health coverage, with 37.1% on employee plans, 16.4% on Medicaid, 15.5% on Medicare, 15.6% on non-group plans, and 1.83% 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).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22% under 18 years, 18.9% between 18 and 34 years, 38.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 20.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.3% were men and 49.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

13.6%
Uninsured
37.1%
Employer Coverage
16.4%
Medicaid
15.5%
Medicare
15.6%
Non-Group
1.83%
Military or VA

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