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Fort Pierce, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Fort Pierce had a population of 45,677 as of July 1, 2019. 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 27.4467 and longitude -80.3256 in St. Lucie County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fort Pierce 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.


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Fort Pierce, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Fort Pierce, FL Housing Affordability Index is 121
State of Florida Housing Affordability Index is 113
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Fort Pierce, FL Wealth Index is 53
State of Florida Wealth Index is 94
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 45,677
Population in Households 45,057
Population in Familes 34,172
Population in Group Qrtrs 620
Population Density 1,928
Diversity Index1 78
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $33,660
Average Household Income $51,290
Per Capita Income $19,257
Wealth Index3 53

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 22,569 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,100 (35.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,034 (40.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,434 (24.1%)
Median Home Value $139,386
Housing Affordability Index2 121
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 17,135
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 10,386
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.97% 0.79%
Households 0.81% 0.68%
Families 0.73% 0.46%
Median Household Income   2.28%
Per Capita Income   2.57%

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, 2019 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 # 81 91st
Population Density # 403 56th
Diversity Index # 60 93rd
Median Household Income # 848 8th
Per Capita Income # 739 20th

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