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Fort Pierce South, Florida - Basic Facts

The Fort Pierce South CDP(1) had a population of 5,879 as of July 1, 2021. Fort Pierce South 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 South is located at latitude 27.4097 and longitude -80.3541 in St. Lucie County. The formal boundaries for the Fort Pierce South Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 2.82 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

The Fort Pierce South Census Designated Place has a U2 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place without an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fort Pierce South: Fort Pierce South CDP.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Fort Pierce South, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 5,879 (100%)
Population in Households 5,864 (99.7%)
Population in Families 4,623 (78.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 15 ( 0.3%)
Population Density 2,171
Diversity Index2 82


Median Household Income $39,929
Average Household Income $53,181
% of Income for Mortgage4 19%
Per Capita Income $18,423
Wealth Index5 40


Total HU (Housing Units) 2,215 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,137 (51.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 880 (39.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 198 ( 8.9%)
Median Home Value $178,307
Average Home Value $183,787
Housing Affordability Index3 138


Total Households 2,017
Average Household Size 2.91
Family Households 1,332
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 1.37% 1.09%
Households 1.29% 1.04%
Families 0.93% 0.86%
Median Household Income   2.44%
Per Capita Income   2.18%
Owner Occupied HU   1.8%

Fort Pierce South, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fort Pierce South to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 446 52nd
Population Density # 379 59th
Median Household Income # 773 16th
Housing Affordability Index # 455 50th
Per Capita Income # 797 13th
Diversity Index # 31 97th

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