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Port Saint Lucie, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Port Saint Lucie is the 8th largest city in Florida with a population of 180,604 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Port Saint Lucie, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 180,604
Daytime Population: Workers 43,791
Daytime Population: Residents 104,173
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 147,964
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.82
Population in Households 179,825
Population in Familes 151,144
Population in Group Qrtrs 779
Population Density2 1,586
Diversity Index3 63


Median Household Income $51,142
Average Household Income $67,820
Per Capita Income $25,156


Total Housing Units 75,593 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 49,022 (64.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 17,023 (22.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 9,549 (12.6%)
Median Home Value $166,872
Average Home Value $199,225


Total Households 66,044
Average Household Size 2.72
Family Households 48,458
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.32% 1.41%
Households 1.15% 1.3%
Families 1.05% 1.24%
Median Household Income   2.0%
Per Capita Income   2.69%

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, 2017 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 # 8 99th
Population Density # 466 49th
Diversity Index # 234 75th
Median Household Income # 378 59th
Per Capita Income # 502 45th

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