Port Saint Lucie, FL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Port Saint Lucie, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Port Saint Lucie is the 9th largest city in Florida with a population of 175,742 as of July 1, 2016. Port Saint Lucie 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 Port Saint Lucie is located at latitude 27.281 and longitude -80.3838 in St. Lucie County. The formal boundaries for the City of Port Saint Lucie (see map below) encompass a land area of 113.87 sq. miles and a water area of 1.62 sq. miles. St. Lucie County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 16 feet.

The City of Port Saint Lucie (GNIS ID: 2404558) 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 Port Saint Lucie is located within Port St. Lucie CCD of St. Lucie County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Port Saint Lucie 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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Port Saint Lucie, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 175,742
Population in Households 174,962
Population in Familes 147,158
Population in Group Qrtrs 780
Population Density1 1,543
Diversity Index2 63


Total Households 64,074
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 46,996
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 74,580 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 47,523 (63.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 16,551 (22.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 10,506 (14.1%)
Median Home Value $154,033
Average Home Value $192,358


Median Household Income $49,533
Average Household Income $64,936
Per Capita Income $24,034
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.09% 1.16%
Households 0.85% 1.0%
Families 0.72% 0.93%
Median Household Income   2.47%
Per Capita Income   2.14%
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.

Port Saint Lucie, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Port Saint Lucie 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 # 9 99th
Population Density1 # 465 50th
Diversity Index2 # 231 75th
Median Household Income # 386 58th
Per Capita Income # 501 46th

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