St. Lucie County (South) PUMA, FL

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Population

192,398

2.08% growth

Median Age

42.8


Median Household Income

$54,687

6.3% growth

Number of Employees

77,863

3.64% growth

Median Property Value

$164,100

8.32% growth

About

In 2017, St. Lucie County (South) PUMA, FL had a population of 192k people with a median age of 42.8 and a median household income of $54,687. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of St. Lucie County (South) PUMA, FL grew from 188,477 to 192,398, a 2.08% increase and its median household income grew from $51,447 to $54,687, a 6.3% increase.

The population of St. Lucie County (South) PUMA, FL is 58.7% White Alone, 19.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 16.8% Black or African American Alone. 23.8% of the people in St. Lucie County (South) PUMA, FL speak a non-English language, and 93.1% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in St. Lucie County (South) PUMA, FL is $164,100, and the homeownership rate is 76.6%. Most people in St. Lucie County (South) PUMA, FL commute by N/A, and the average commute time is 27.3 minutes. The average car ownership in St. Lucie County (South) PUMA, FL is N/A per household.

St. Lucie County (South) PUMA, FL borders Martin County PUMA, FL and St. Lucie County (North) PUMA, FL.

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Economy

The economy of St. Lucie County (South) PUMA, FL employs 77.9k people. The largest industries in St. Lucie County (South) PUMA, FL are Restaurants & Food Services (7,615 people), Construction (5,492 people), and Hospitals (5,166 people), and the highest paying industries are Machinery, equipment, & supplies merchant wholesalers ($153,845), Miscellaneous durable goods merchant wholesalers ($113,904), and Aerospace products & parts manufacturing ($112,849).

Median household income in St. Lucie County (South) PUMA, FL is $54,687. Males in St. Lucie County (South) PUMA, FL have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $38,976. The income inequality in St. Lucie County (South) PUMA, FL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.451, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$54,687

2017 value

± $2,094

6.3%

1 Year Growth

± 5.02%

Households in St. Lucie County (South) PUMA, FL have a median annual income of $54,687, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $51,447 in 2016, which represents a 6.3% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$51,532

Average Male Salary

± $7,072

$38,976

Average Female Salary

± $5,442

In 2017, full-time male employees in St. Lucie County (South) PUMA, FL made 1.32 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $61,461 ± $45,280

  2. Other

    $48,630 ± $42,543

  3. White

    $39,323 ± $4,277

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of St. Lucie County (South) PUMA, FL workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.26 times more than Other workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

0.451

2017 Wage GINI

0.454

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in St. Lucie County (South) PUMA, FL was 0.451 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.636% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for St. Lucie County (South) PUMA, FL was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in St. Lucie County (South) PUMA, FL in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2017, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in St. Lucie County (South) PUMA, FL was Coral Gables City, Pinecrest Village & Kendall (South) PUMA, FL with a value of $103,117, followed by Weston, Pembroke Pines (Northwest) Cities & Southwest Ranches Town PUMA, FL and Wellington Village & Agricultural Reserve PUMA, FL, with respective values of $102,341 and $90,934.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in St. Lucie County (South) PUMA, FL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

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Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

N/A% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in St. Lucie County (South) PUMA, FL (N/A out of N/A people) live below the poverty line, a number that is approximately the same as the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are N/A N/A, followed by N/A N/A and then N/A N/A.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

77.9k

2017 Value

3.64%

1 Year growth

± 3.64%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in St. Lucie County (South) PUMA, FL grew at a rate of 3.64%, from 75.1k employees to 77.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in St. Lucie County (South) PUMA, FL, are Retail salespersons (2,957 people), Registered nurses (2,878 people), and Waiters & waitresses (2,481 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of St. Lucie County (South) PUMA, FL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of St. Lucie County (South) PUMA, FL, by number of employees, are Retail salespersons (2,957 people), Registered nurses (2,878 people), and Waiters & waitresses (2,481 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, St. Lucie County (South) PUMA, FL has an unusually high number of residents working as Transportation inspectors (9.3 times higher than expected), Pest control workers (4.63 times), and Water & wastewater treatment plant & system operators (4.18 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of St. Lucie County (South) PUMA, FL, by average salary, are Physicians & surgeons ($242,095), Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers ($121,173), and Computer & information systems managers ($114,126).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

77.9k

2017 Value

3.64%

1 Year growth

± 3.64%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in St. Lucie County (South) PUMA, FL grew at a rate of 3.64%, from 75.1k employees to 77.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in St. Lucie County (South) PUMA, FL, are Restaurants & Food Services (7,615 people), Construction (5,492 people), and Hospitals (5,166 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of St. Lucie County (South) PUMA, FL, though some of these residents may live in St. Lucie County (South) PUMA, 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 St. Lucie County (South) PUMA, FL, by number of employees, are Restaurants & Food Services (7,615 people), Construction (5,492 people), and Hospitals (5,166 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, St. Lucie County (South) PUMA, FL has an unusually high number of Miscellaneous durable goods merchant wholesalers (6.46 times higher than expected), Mail-order houses (4.96 times), and Personal & household goods repair & maintenance (4.94 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in St. Lucie County (South) PUMA, FL, by average salary, are Machinery, equipment, & supplies merchant wholesalers ($153,845), Miscellaneous durable goods merchant wholesalers ($113,904), and Aerospace products & parts manufacturing ($112,849).

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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. $57.1B

  2. $44.9B

  3. $41.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Florida product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $57.1B, followed by Pharmaceuticals with $44.9B and Gasoline and $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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$457B

2015 Value

$714B

Projected 2045 Value

56.2% growth

In 2015, total outbound Florida trade was $457B. This is expected to increase 56.2% 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. $17.7B

  2. $15.1B

  3. $10.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Florida domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $17.7B, followed by Texas with $15.1B and California and $10.7B.

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

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Health

N/A% of the population of St. Lucie County (South) PUMA, FL has health coverage, with N/A% on employee plans, N/A% on Medicaid, N/A% on Medicare, N/A% on non-group plans, and N/A% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in St. Lucie County (South) PUMA, FL see 1376 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.218% decrease from the previous year (1379 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1735 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 703 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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1376 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Florida see an average of 1376 patients per year. This represents a 0.218% decrease from the previous year (1379 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%).

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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

N/A%

Uninsured

N/A%

Employer Coverage

N/A%

Medicaid

N/A%

Medicare

N/A%

Non-Group

N/A%

Military or VA

Between N/A and N/A, the percent of uninsured citizens in St. Lucie County (South) PUMA, FL N/A by N/A from N/A% to N/A%.

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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

St. Lucie County (South) PUMA, FL is home to a population of 192k people, from which 93.1% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of St. Lucie County (South) PUMA, FL residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of St. Lucie County (South) PUMA, FL is composed of 113k White Alone residents (58.7%), 38.3k Hispanic or Latino residents (19.9%), 32.2k Black or African American Alone residents (16.8%), 4.63k Asian Alone residents (2.41%), 3.81k Two or More Races residents (1.98%), 302 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.157%), 148 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0769%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in St. Lucie County (South) PUMA, FL are Spanish or Spanish Creole (28,635 speakers), French Creole (4,933 speakers), and French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (1,329 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

N/A

Median Native-Born Age

± N/A

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Median Foreign-Born Age

± N/A

In 2017, the median age of all people in St. Lucie County (South) PUMA, FL was 42.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of N/A, were generally N/A than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of N/A. But people in St. Lucie County (South) PUMA, FL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all St. Lucie County (South) PUMA, FL residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

N/A%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

17.8%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, N/A% of St. Lucie County (South) PUMA, FL residents were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in St. Lucie County (South) PUMA, FL was 17.8%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Jamaica

    5,682 ± 1,823 people

  2. Haiti

    5,193 ± 1,745 people

  3. Cuba

    2,986 ± 1,331 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of St. Lucie County (South) PUMA, FL was Jamaica, the natal country of 5,682 St. Lucie County (South) PUMA, FL residents, followed by Haiti with 5,193 and Cuba with 2,986.

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Citizenship

93.1%

2017 Citizenship

92.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 93.1% of St. Lucie County (South) PUMA, FL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in St. Lucie County (South) PUMA, FL was 92.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    113k ± 1.83k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    38.3k ± 2.74k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    32.2k ± 1.63k

In 2017, there were 2.95 times more White Alone residents (113k people) in St. Lucie County (South) PUMA, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 38.3k Hispanic or Latino and 32.2k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in St. Lucie County (South) PUMA, FL as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    28,635 speakers (16.4%)

  2. French Creole

    4,933 speakers (2.82%)

  3. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    1,329 speakers (0.76%)

23.8% of St. Lucie County (South) PUMA, FL citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in St. Lucie County (South) PUMA, FL was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 16.4% of the overall population of St. Lucie County (South) PUMA, FL are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 2.82% speak French Creole and 0.76% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

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    0 ± 0

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    0 ± 0

  3. false

    0 ± 0

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Housing & Living

The median property value in St. Lucie County (South) PUMA, FL was $164,100 in 2017, which is 0.754 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $151,500 to $164,100, a 8.32% increase. The homeownership rate in St. Lucie County (South) PUMA, FL is 76.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in St. Lucie County (South) PUMA, FL have an average commute time of 27.3 minutes, and they commute by N/A. Car ownership in St. Lucie County (South) PUMA, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of N/A per household.

Income

Household Income

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$54,687

Median Household Income

± $2,094

N/A

Number of Households

± N/A

In 2017, the median household income of the N/A households in St. Lucie County (South) PUMA, FL grew to $54,687 from the previous year's value of $51,447.

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Housing

Property Value

$164,100

2017 Median

± $3,185

$151,500

2016 Median

± $3,428

In 2017, the median property value in St. Lucie County (South) PUMA, FL grew to to $164,100 from the previous year's value of $151,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in St. Lucie County (South) PUMA, 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 St. Lucie County (South) PUMA, FL the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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Rent vs Own

76.6%

2017 Homeownership

77.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 76.6% of the housing units in St. Lucie County (South) PUMA, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 77.1%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

N/A

Average Number

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Commute Time

27.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in St. Lucie County (South) PUMA, FL have a longer commute time (27.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.05% of the workforce in St. Lucie County (South) PUMA, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

In N/A, the most common method of travel for workers in St. Lucie County (South) PUMA, FL was N/A, followed by those who N/A and those who N/A.

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