Port St. Lucie, FL

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Population

178,778

1.78% growth

Poverty Rate

12.1%


Median Age

41.9


Median Household Income

$54,046

6.33% growth

Number of Employees

78,927

4.28% growth

Median Property Value

$162,700

8.9% growth

About

In 2017, Port St. Lucie, FL had a population of 179k people with a median age of 41.9 and a median household income of $54,046. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Port St. Lucie, FL grew from 175,652 to 178,778, a 1.78% increase and its median household income grew from $50,829 to $54,046, a 6.33% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Port St. Lucie, FL are White (Non-Hispanic) (57.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (17.4%), White (Hispanic) (16.6%), Some Other Race (Hispanic) (2.52%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.4%). N/A% of the people in Port St. Lucie, FL speak a non-English language, and 93% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Port St. Lucie, FL are Fortis Institute-Port Saint Lucie (172 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Port St. Lucie, FL is $162,700, and the homeownership rate is 76%. Most people in Port St. Lucie, FL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 27.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Port St. Lucie, FL is 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Port St. Lucie, FL employs 78.9k people. The largest industries in Port St. Lucie, FL are Retail Trade (13,678 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (13,098 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (8,235 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($65,787), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($48,902), and Public Administration ($47,387).

Median household income in Port St. Lucie, FL is $54,046. Males in Port St. Lucie, FL have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,078. The income inequality in Port St. Lucie, FL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$54,046

2017 value

± $2,311

6.33%

1 Year Growth

± 5.47%

Households in Port St. Lucie, FL have a median annual income of $54,046, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $50,829 in 2016, which represents a 6.33% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$58,931

Average Male Salary

± $842

$44,078

Average Female Salary

± $574

In 2017, full-time male employees in Florida made 1.34 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $54,227 ± $3,227

  2. Alaska Native

    $50,175 ± $47,169

  3. White

    $47,927 ± $556

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Florida workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.08 times more than Alaska Native workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Port St. Lucie, FL is from Florida.

0.473

2017 Wage GINI

0.471

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Florida was 0.473 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.259% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Florida was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Florida in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 3821.09

  2. Census Tract 3820.06

  3. Census Tract 3819

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Port St. Lucie, FL was Census Tract 3821.09 with a value of $74,910, followed by Census Tract 3820.06 and Census Tract 3819, with respective values of $66,702 and $65,361.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Port St. Lucie, FL (21.5k out of 178k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 45 - 54.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    15,416 ± 1,470

  2. Hispanic

    5,622 ± 983

  3. Black

    4,141 ± 714

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

78.9k

2017 Value

± 3,121

4.28%

1 Year growth

± 5.38%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Port St. Lucie, FL grew at a rate of 4.28%, from 75.7k employees to 78.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Port St. Lucie, FL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (11,125 people), Sales & Related Occupations (10,862 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (6,475 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Port St. Lucie, FL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Port St. Lucie, FL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (11,125 people), Sales & Related Occupations (10,862 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (6,475 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Port St. Lucie, FL has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Technologists & Technicians (1.62 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (1.59 times), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.59 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Port St. Lucie, FL, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($78,606), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($67,254), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($60,475).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

78.9k

2017 Value

± 3,121

4.28%

1 Year growth

± 5.38%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Port St. Lucie, FL grew at a rate of 4.28%, from 75.7k employees to 78.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Port St. Lucie, FL, are Retail Trade (13,678 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (13,098 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (8,235 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Port St. Lucie, FL, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (13,678 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (13,098 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (8,235 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Port St. Lucie, FL has an unusually high number of Utilities (1.69 times higher than expected), Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.58 times), and Retail Trade (1.52 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Port St. Lucie, FL, by median earnings, are Utilities ($65,787), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($48,902), and Public Administration ($47,387).

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Domestic Trade

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. $63.5B

  2. $51.6B

  3. $41.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Florida product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $63.5B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($51.6B) and Electronics ($41.8B).

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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$497B

2020 Value

$714B

Projected 2045 Value

43.6% growth

In 2020, total outbound Florida trade was $497B. This is expected to increase 43.6% to $714B by 2045.

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. $19.5B

  2. $16.6B

  3. $11.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Florida domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $19.5B, followed by Texas with $16.6B and California and $11.5B.

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

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Health

84.7% of the population of Port St. Lucie, FL has health coverage, with 37.5% on employee plans, 15.6% on Medicaid, 13.5% on Medicare, 15.7% on non-group plans, and 2.38% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Port St. Lucie, FL see 2530 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.6% increase from the previous year (2466 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2786 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 755 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Gadsden County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.9%). Additionally, Liberty County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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2,530 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in St. Lucie County, FL see an average of 2,530 patients per year. This represents a 2.6% increase from the previous year (2,466 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,076

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,606

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,175

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,229

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Florida (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.05%, from $7,688 to $8,076.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

15.3%

Uninsured

37.5%

Employer Coverage

15.6%

Medicaid

13.5%

Medicare

15.7%

Non-Group

2.38%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Port St. Lucie, FL declined by 11.1% from 17.3% to 15.3%.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16.9% prevalence

  2. 15.8% prevalence

  3. 15.5% prevalence

Gadsden County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Florida, at 16.9%.

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Diversity

Port St. Lucie, FL is home to a population of 179k people, from which 93% are citizens. As of 2017, 18.4% of Port St. Lucie, FL residents were born outside of the country (32.9k people).

In 2017, there were 3.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (103k people) in Port St. Lucie, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 31.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 29.7k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 1

50

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Port St. Lucie, FL was 41.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 50. But people in Port St. Lucie, FL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Port St. Lucie, FL residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

18.4%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

32.9k people

18.4%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

32.4k people

As of 2017, 18.4% of Port St. Lucie, FL residents (32.9k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Port St. Lucie, FL was 18.4%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Cuba

    951,787 ± 23,383 people

  2. Haiti

    321,904 ± 13,819 people

  3. Mexico

    272,262 ± 12,724 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Florida was Cuba, the natal country of 951,787 Florida residents, followed by Haiti with 321,904 and Mexico with 272,262.

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Citizenship

93%

2017 Citizenship

92.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 93% of Port St. Lucie, FL residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Port St. Lucie, FL was 92.5%, 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)

    103k ± 1.79k

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    31.1k ± 1.67k

  3. White (Hispanic)

    29.7k ± 2.03k

In 2017, there were 3.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (103k people) in Port St. Lucie, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 31.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 29.7k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    4,423 ± 645

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    2,393 ± 604

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,532 ± 425

Port St. Lucie, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.85 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Port St. Lucie, FL awarded 172 degrees. The student population of Port St. Lucie, FL is skewed towards women, with 71 male students and 279 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Port St. Lucie, FL are Black or African American (67 and 39%), followed by White (53 and 30.8%), Hispanic or Latino (45 and 26.2%), and Two or More Races (3 and 1.74%).

The largest universities in Port St. Lucie, FL by number of degrees awarded are Fortis Institute-Port Saint Lucie (172 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Port St. Lucie, FL are Medical Assistant (52 and 30.2%), HVAC Maintenance (33 and 19.2%), and Registered Nursing (30 and 17.4%).

The median tuition costs in Port St. Lucie, FL are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 28 degrees awarded

  2. 52 degrees awarded

  3. 33 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Port St. Lucie, FL was Dental Assisting with 28 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Port St. Lucie, FL according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

172 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Port St. Lucie, FL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Fortis Institute-Port Saint Lucie with 172 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

42

Degrees Awarded to Men

130

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 42 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Port St. Lucie, FL, which is 0.323 times less than the 130 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    67 degrees awarded

  2. White

    53 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    45 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Port St. Lucie, FL were to Black or African American students. These 67 degrees mean that there were 1.26 times more Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 53 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Port St. Lucie, FL was $162,700 in 2017, which is 0.708 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $149,400 to $162,700, a 8.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Port St. Lucie, FL is 76%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Port St. Lucie, FL have an average commute time of 27.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Port St. Lucie, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$162,700

2017 Median

± $3,178

$149,400

2016 Median

± $3,656

In 2017, the median property value in Port St. Lucie, FL grew to to $162,700 from the previous year's value of $149,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Port St. Lucie, FL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Port St. Lucie, FL the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Household Income

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$54,046

Median Household Income

± $2,311

61.8k

Number of Households

± 2,494

In 2017, the median household income of the 61.8k households in Port St. Lucie, FL grew to $54,046 from the previous year's value of $50,829.

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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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Port St. Lucie, FL 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.

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Rent vs Own

76%

2017 Homeownership

76.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 76% of the housing units in Port St. Lucie, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 76.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Port St. Lucie, FL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

27.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Port St. Lucie, FL have a longer commute time (27.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.26% of the workforce in Port St. Lucie, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.2%

  2. Carpooled

    12.7%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.55%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Port St. Lucie, FL was Drove Alone (79.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (12.7%) and those who Worked At Home (4.55%).

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Transportation

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, followed by 3 cars.

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