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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 188,722 as of July 1, 2019. 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 27.2939 and longitude -80.3503 in St. Lucie County. The formal boundaries for the City of Port Saint Lucie 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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Port Saint Lucie, FL Housing Affordability Index is 137
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

Port Saint Lucie, FL Wealth Index is 85
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 188,722
Population in Households 187,942
Population in Families 157,831
Population in Group Qrtrs 780
Population Density 1,583
Diversity Index1 65
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $57,072
Average Household Income $73,509
Per Capita Income $26,951
Wealth Index3 85

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 78,032 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 52,297 (67.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 16,478 (21.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 9,257 (11.9%)
Median Home Value $194,496
Housing Affordability Index2 137
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 68,775
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 50,358
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 1.5% 2.1%
Households 1.33% 2.01%
Families 1.23% 1.9%
Median Household Income   2.08%
Per Capita Income   2.45%

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, 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 # 8 99th
Population Density # 469 49th
Diversity Index # 228 75th
Median Household Income # 342 63rd
Per Capita Income # 483 48th

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