Port Saint Lucie, FL Profile: Facts & Data


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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 184,148 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

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Port Saint Lucie, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 184,148
Population in Households 183,368
Population in Familes 153,390
Population in Group Qrtrs 780
Population Density2 1,617
Diversity Index3 64


Median Household Income $53,051
Average Household Income $71,231
Per Capita Income $26,374


Total Housing Units 76,152 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 49,644 (65.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 17,584 (23.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 8,924 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $184,104
Average Home Value $215,979


Total Households 67,228
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 49,251
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.39% 1.55%
Households 1.23% 1.44%
Families 1.12% 1.38%
Median Household Income   2.61%
Per Capita Income   3.48%

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, 2018 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 # 460 50th
Diversity Index # 235 74th
Median Household Income # 372 60th
Per Capita Income # 484 47th

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