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Fort Pierce, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Fort Pierce had a population of 44,137 as of July 1, 2016. Fort Pierce ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Florida. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fort Pierce is located at latitude 27.4278 and longitude -80.3402 in St. Lucie County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fort Pierce (see map below) encompass a land area of 22.66 sq. miles and a water area of 5.95 sq. miles. St. Lucie County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 16 feet.

The City of Fort Pierce (GNIS ID: 2403646) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Fort Pierce is located within Fort Pierce CCD of St. Lucie County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fort Pierce population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Fort Pierce, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 44,137
Population in Households 43,516
Population in Familes 33,096
Population in Group Qrtrs 621
Population Density1 1,948
Diversity Index2 77


Total Households 16,604
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 10,097
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 22,489 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,571 (33.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,034 (40.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,885 (26.2%)
Median Home Value $99,341
Average Home Value $165,172


Median Household Income $30,388
Average Household Income $44,621
Per Capita Income $17,159
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.92% 0.97%
Households 0.71% 0.87%
Families 0.66% 0.75%
Median Household Income   -0.16%
Per Capita Income   1.45%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Fort Pierce, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fort Pierce to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 80 91st
Population Density1 # 390 58th
Diversity Index2 # 64 93rd
Median Household Income # 842 8th
Per Capita Income # 769 16th

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