Port St. Lucie, Florida

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Population in 2017: 189,344 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +113.3%
Males: 93,413  (49.3%)
Females: 95,931  (50.7%)
Median resident age:

43.3 years
Florida median age:

42.0 years

Zip codes: 34953, 34983, 34984, 34986, 34987.

Port St. Lucie Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2017: $57,045 (it was $40,509 in 2000)
Port St. Lucie:

$57,045
FL:

$52,594

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $25,193 (it was $18,059 in 2000)

Port St. Lucie city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $205,000 (it was $87,700 in 2000)
Port St. Lucie:

$205,000
FL:

$214,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $199,031; detached houses: $209,268; townhouses or other attached units: $197,120; in 2-unit structures: $79,298; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $86,645; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $147,767; mobile homes: $33,115

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,361.

March 2019 cost of living index in Port St. Lucie: 90.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 6.7%
(7.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 14.6% for Black residents, 21.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 40.8% for American Indian residents, 17.3% for other race residents, 18.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Port St. Lucie, FL (2017)
    • 105,46056.1%White alone
    • 40,84221.7%Hispanic
    • 32,32017.2%Black alone
    • 4,4872.4%Asian alone
    • 3,3821.8%Two or more races
    • 5370.3%American Indian alone
    • 1390.07%Other race alone
    • 680.04%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Port St. Lucie detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Florida and other state lists, there were 177 registered sex offenders living in Port St. Lucie, Florida as of May 27, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Port St. Lucie is 1,038 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Port St. Lucie by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(0.8)
7
(5.2)
2
(1.3)
3
(1.9)
1
(0.6)
3
(1.8)
6
(3.6)
4
(2.4)
1
(0.6)
6
(3.5)
2
(1.1)
3
(1.6)
2
(1.1)
2
(1.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
17
(14.0)
36
(26.9)
60
(39.0)
38
(23.8)
51
(31.1)
45
(27.6)
30
(18.0)
47
(27.9)
21
(12.4)
16
(9.3)
18
(10.2)
22
(12.1)
13
(6.9)
26
(13.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
27
(22.3)
34
(25.4)
53
(34.4)
44
(27.5)
60
(36.6)
49
(30.0)
61
(36.6)
55
(32.7)
40
(23.5)
37
(21.5)
29
(16.4)
48
(26.3)
31
(16.4)
31
(16.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
242
(199.9)
263
(196.4)
306
(198.7)
302
(189.1)
309
(188.3)
289
(177.2)
274
(164.2)
289
(171.6)
241
(141.9)
184
(106.7)
211
(119.6)
197
(108.0)
140
(74.2)
159
(82.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
770
(636.0)
1,065
(795.3)
1,003
(651.1)
1,114
(697.4)
1,102
(671.7)
909
(557.4)
1,128
(676.1)
816
(484.5)
722
(425.0)
511
(296.3)
392
(222.3)
400
(219.3)
309
(163.8)
256
(132.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1,783
(1,473)
2,355
(1,759)
2,419
(1,570)
2,760
(1,728)
2,389
(1,456)
2,224
(1,364)
2,590
(1,552)
2,124
(1,261)
1,666
(980.7)
1,896
(1,099)
1,929
(1,094)
1,934
(1,061)
1,730
(917.0)
1,523
(788.6)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
144
(118.9)
143
(106.8)
173
(112.3)
96
(60.1)
61
(37.2)
79
(48.4)
143
(85.7)
91
(54.0)
73
(43.0)
91
(52.8)
85
(48.2)
85
(46.6)
87
(46.1)
72
(37.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
11
(9.1)
15
(11.2)
11
(7.1)
9
(5.6)
8
(4.9)
9
(5.5)
11
(6.6)
6
(3.6)
4
(2.4)
9
(5.2)
4
(2.3)
9
(4.9)
1
(0.5)
4
(2.1)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)172.5213.4201.2191.6183.0167.6181.7159.9118.9111.1102.5103.979.277.9

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Port St. Lucie, FL

Crime rate in Port St. Lucie detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 299 (232 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.20
Florida average:

2.08
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Ancestries: American (10.2%), Italian (9.5%), Jamaican (5.6%), Irish (5.6%), Haitian (5.5%), German (5.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 20 feet

Land area: 75.5 square miles.

Population density: 2,507 people per square mile   (average).

Port St. Lucie, Florida map

35,766 residents are foreign born (14.3% Latin America, 2.1% Europe).

This city:

19.0%
Florida:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,278 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,414 (1.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Hialeah, FL (98.0 miles , pop. 226,419).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (928.7 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

River Park, FL (1.6 miles ),
Port St. Lucie-River Park, FL (1.9 miles ),
North River Shores, FL (2.5 miles ),
Indian River Estates, FL (2.6 miles ),
White City, FL (2.7 miles ),
Rio, FL (2.8 miles ),
Jensen Beach, FL (2.9 miles ),
Hutchinson Island South, FL (2.9 miles )

Latitude: 27.28 N, Longitude: 80.36 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -37,254 (-19.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 33,235 (40.3%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 772

Distribution of median household income in Port St. Lucie, FL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Port St. Lucie, FL in 2017
Port St. Lucie satellite photo by USGS

Port St. Lucie tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1006 buildings, average cost: $87,800
  • 1998: 1057 buildings, average cost: $87,700
  • 1999: 1121 buildings, average cost: $109,600
  • 2000: 1236 buildings, average cost: $99,200
  • 2001: 1662 buildings, average cost: $99,900
  • 2002: 2800 buildings, average cost: $102,500
  • 2003: 6053 buildings, average cost: $102,900
  • 2004: 6642 buildings, average cost: $116,400
  • 2005: 7070 buildings, average cost: $138,300
  • 2006: 4067 buildings, average cost: $123,800
  • 2007: 1281 buildings, average cost: $144,700
  • 2008: 513 buildings, average cost: $113,200
  • 2009: 197 buildings, average cost: $76,000
  • 2010: 192 buildings, average cost: $80,800
  • 2011: 153 buildings, average cost: $116,800
  • 2012: 176 buildings, average cost: $147,100
  • 2013: 489 buildings, average cost: $129,000
  • 2014: 545 buildings, average cost: $123,200
  • 2015: 783 buildings, average cost: $139,700
  • 2016: 1114 buildings, average cost: $154,900
  • 2017: 1465 buildings, average cost: $141,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Port St. Lucie, FL residents
Average permit cost in Port St. Lucie, FL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.5%
Florida:

3.3%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Port St. Lucie, FL
Historical housing units in Port St. Lucie, FL

Population change in the 1990s: +32,155 (+56.8%).
Most common industries in Port St. Lucie, FL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (11.7%)
  • Construction (10.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.9%)
  • Public administration (5.7%)
  • Educational services (5.7%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (17.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.5%)
  • Public administration (6.0%)
  • Health care (4.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.1%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (19.1%)
  • Educational services (8.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.9%)
  • Public administration (5.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.5%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.9%)
Most common occupations in Port St. Lucie, FL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2017
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.9%)
  • Registered nurses (3.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.8%)
  • Customer service representatives (3.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (2.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (2.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2017
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.8%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (3.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2017
  • Registered nurses (7.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.4%)
  • Customer service representatives (4.1%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.9%)
  • Cashiers (3.4%)

Average climate in Port St. Lucie, Florida

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Port St. Lucie, Florida average temperatures Port St. Lucie, Florida average precipitation Port St. Lucie, Florida humidity Port St. Lucie, Florida wind speed Port St. Lucie, Florida snowfall Port St. Lucie, Florida sunshine Port St. Lucie, Florida clear and cloudy days

Port St. Lucie, Florida environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 58.3. This is better than average.

City:

58.3
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2003 was 18.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.9
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.80. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.80
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Port St. Lucie-area historical tornado activity is below Florida state average. It is 31% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/18/1954, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 10.1 miles away from the Port St. Lucie city center killed 2 people and injured 2 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 4/15/1958, a category F3 tornado 12.1 miles away from the city center injured 20 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Port St. Lucie-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Florida state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 393.9 miles away from Port St. Lucie center
On 2/22/1992 at 04:21:34, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MB, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 110.7 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 389.2 miles away from Port St. Lucie center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 355.6 miles away from Port St. Lucie center
On 6/11/2001 at 18:27:54, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 206.0 miles away from Port St. Lucie center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 473.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in St. Lucie County (2) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 2 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Port St. Lucie topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Port St. Lucie:

  • HOSPITAL WITHOUT WALLS OF PORT ST LUCIE, INC. (Home Health Center, about 1 miles away; PORT SAINT LUCIE, FL)
  • FLORIDA MENTOR (Hospital, about 2 miles away; PORT SAINT LUCIE, FL)
  • FLORIDA MENTOR (Hospital, about 4 miles away; PORT SAINT LUCIE, FL)
  • BMA - PORT SAINT LUCIE (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; PORT SAINT LUCIE, FL)
  • HARBOR PLACE HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; PORT SAINT LUCIE, FL)
  • BRIGHTON GARDENS OF PORT ST LUCIE (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; PORT SAINT LUCIE, FL)
  • GENTIVA HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; PORT SAINT LUCIE, FL)

Airports located in Port St. Lucie:

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Operable nuclear power plants near Port St. Lucie:

  • 9 miles: St. Lucie 1 and 2 in Hutchinson Island, FL.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Port St. Lucie:

  • Indian River State College (about 11 miles; Fort Pierce, FL; Full-time enrollment: 12,211)
  • Palm Beach Atlantic University (about 44 miles; West Palm Beach, FL; FT enrollment: 2,868)
  • Palm Beach State College (about 49 miles; Lake Worth, FL; FT enrollment: 19,938)
  • Florida Institute of Technology-Online (about 57 miles; Melbourne, FL; FT enrollment: 3,046)
  • Florida Institute of Technology (about 57 miles; Melbourne, FL; FT enrollment: 4,452)
  • Lynn University (about 64 miles; Boca Raton, FL; FT enrollment: 2,151)
  • Florida Atlantic University (about 65 miles; Boca Raton, FL; FT enrollment: 24,403)

Public high schools in Port St. Lucie:

Private high schools in Port St. Lucie:

  • MORNINGSIDE ACADEMY (Students: 360, Location: 2180 SE MORNINGSIDE BLVD, Grades: KG-12)
  • TREASURE COAST CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 150, Location: 590 NW PEACOCK BLVD # 4, Grades: PK-12)
  • BARNABAS CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 107, Location: 1120 SW PAAR DR, Grades: KG-12)
  • WESTPORT PRIVATE SCHOOL (Students: 26, Location: 2549 SW IMPORT DRIVE, Grades: 1-12)
  • SOUTHEASTERN MILITARY ACADEMY (Students: 16, Location: 638 SW BILTMORE ST, Grades: 5-12, Boys only)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Port St. Lucie:

Private elementary/middle schools in Port St. Lucie:

  • KIDZONE PRESCHOOL ACADEMY (Students: 248, Location: 500 SW BETHANY DR, Grades: PK-1)
  • WOODLANDS MONTESSORI SCHOOL NORTH (Students: 31, Location: 651 NE HAMMOCK CREEK TRL, Grades: PK-1)
See full list of schools located in Port St. Lucie

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • This is a great place to live. It is the safe, friendly, busy, upbeat place to live, work and relax.
  • Brian Lee Kimberlin- college football, missouri
  • St. Andrew Lutheran Church; 295 NW Prima Vista Blvd; Port St Lucie, FL
  • Northwood University, West Palm Beach(about 40 miles; WEST PALM BEACH, FL; FT enrollment: 1,000)
  • The Unitarian Universalist Church in Indian River County is not in Port Saint Lucie. There is a Universalist church meeting at 551 SW Bethany Drive in Port Saint Lucie (see website www.ucpsl.org).

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Port St. Lucie: Spring Run Golf Club (A), Spanish Wells Country Club (B), Service Area Number 3 (C), Indian River Community College Saint Lucie West Library (D), Saint Lucie County Library System Morningside Branch Library (E), Saint Lucie County Library System Port Saint Lucie Branch Library (F), Saint Lucie County Fire District Station 5 (G), Saint Lucie County Fire District Station 10 (H), Saint Lucie County Fire District Station 12 (I), Saint Lucie County Fire District Station 13 (J), Saint Lucie County Fire District Station 14 (K), Port Saint Lucie Police Department (L), Port Saint Lucie Volunteer Ambulance (M), Saint Lucie County Fire District Station 3 (N), Port Saint Lucie Civic Center (O). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Village Green Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Port St. Lucie include: Walton Road Baptist Church (A), Treasure Coast Church of God Worship Center (B), Treasure Coast Christian Church Disciples of Christ (C), Treasure Coast Baptist Church (D), The Sanctuary Family Worship Center (E), Temple Beth El Israel (F), Sunlight Community Church (G), Saint Lucie Presbyterian Church (H), Saint James Orthodox Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Long Creek (A), Blakeslee Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Port St. Lucie: North Fork Saint Lucie River Aquatic Preserve (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Birthplace of: Richard Damus - College basketball player (Troy Trojans).

St. Lucie County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Port St. Lucie that have no violations reported:

  • TOWN STAR #4639 (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.7 people
Florida:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

73.9%
Whole state:

65.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.1%
Whole state:

7.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

People in group quarters in Port St. Lucie in 2010:

  • 322 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 150 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 95 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 86 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 47 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 6 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 3 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 2 people in in-patient hospice facilities

People in group quarters in Port St. Lucie in 2000:

  • 319 people in nursing homes
  • 182 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 44 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 12 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 9 people in other group homes
  • 5 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 3 people in religious group quarters

Banks with branches in Port St. Lucie (2011 data):

  • BankAtlantic: St. Lucie West Branch at 1549 St. Lucie West Boulevard, branch established on 1994/06/06; Port St. Lucie Branch at 147 Southwest Port St. Lucie Boulevard, branch established on 1985/06/30. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $3,648.1 mil, Deposits: $3,293.2 mil, headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, FL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 78 total offices
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: 130 S Entrada Avenue Branch at 130 S. Entrada Avenue, branch established on 1937/08/10; Port St Lucie Rivergate at 1201 Se Port St Lucie Blvd, branch established on 1939/09/28. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Seacoast National Bank: St. Lucie West Branch at 1100 Southwest St. Lucie West Boulevard, branch established on 1995/03/17. Info updated 2006/10/25: Bank assets: $2,135.8 mil, Deposits: $1,726.5 mil, headquarters in Stuart, FL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 42 total offices, Holding Company: Capgen Capital Group Iii Lp
  • SunTrust Bank: St. Lucie West Branch at 1301 Northwest St. Lucie West, branch established on 1995/02/13. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Port St. Lucie:

Marital status in Port St. Lucie, FL
  • Never married: 26.5%
  • Now married: 52.4%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 6.8%
  • Divorced: 13.4%

For population 25 years and over in Port St. Lucie:

  • High school or higher: 88.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.6%
  • Unemployed: 4.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.7
Florida average:

12.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Port St. Lucie
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Port St. Lucie, FL (based on St. Lucie County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic33,7978
Evangelical Protestant31,276155
Mainline Protestant7,88127
Black Protestant2,8367
Other2,70914
Orthodox1,1052
None198,185-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 35
Here:

1.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
St. Lucie County:

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 29
Here:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 61
Here:

2.35 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 144
This county:

5.54 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
St. Lucie County:

9.0%
Florida:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.0%
State:

23.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
St. Lucie County:

17.8%
State:

14.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

49.2%
State:

50.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

45.1%
Florida:

48.5%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.9
Florida:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Port St. Lucie:

20.7%
Florida:

19.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Port St. Lucie:

11.2%
State:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Port St. Lucie:

6.8
Florida:

6.9

Overweight people:
Port St. Lucie:

36.1%
Florida:

34.8%

General health condition:
Here:

54.2%
State:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Port St. Lucie:

76.7%
Florida:

78.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Port St. Lucie, FL Residents

Port St. Lucie government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $17,572,000 ($92.80)
    Sewerage: $11,360,000 ($60.00)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $37,604,000 ($198.60)
    Regular Highways: $28,034,000 ($148.06)
    Water Utilities: $25,420,000 ($134.25)
    Solid Waste Management: $17,135,000 ($90.50)
    Parks and Recreation: $11,690,000 ($61.74)
    Sewerage: $5,686,000 ($30.03)
    General - Other: $4,993,000 ($26.37)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $3,743,000 ($19.77)
    Housing and Community Development: $3,338,000 ($17.63)
    Financial Administration: $3,338,000 ($17.63)
    Central Staff Services: $2,292,000 ($12.10)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,225,000 ($6.47)
    Health - Other: $1,092,000 ($5.77)
    Natural Resources - Other: $557,000 ($2.94)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $24,922,000 ($131.62)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $5,736,000 ($30.29)
    Police Protection: $1,444,000 ($7.63)
    General - Other: $680,000 ($3.59)
    Financial Administration: $340,000 ($1.80)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $101,000 ($0.53)
    Central Staff Services: $10,000 ($0.05)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,000 ($0.02)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $20,110,000 ($106.21)

Port St. Lucie government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $33,201,000 ($175.35)
    Natural Resources - Other: $20,957,000 ($110.68)
    Solid Waste Management: $17,560,000 ($92.74)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,765,000 ($19.88)
    Other: $1,719,000 ($9.08)
    Housing and Community Development: $319,000 ($1.68)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,445,000 ($7.63)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,179,000 ($6.23)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,747,000 ($14.51)
    Other: $412,000 ($2.18)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $33,531,000 ($177.09)
    Sale of Property: $17,960,000 ($94.85)
    General Revenue - Other: $5,796,000 ($30.61)
    Interest Earnings: $2,693,000 ($14.22)
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,081,000 ($10.99)
    Rents: $877,000 ($4.63)
    Donations From Private Sources: $113,000 ($0.60)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $38,725,000 ($204.52)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $11,185,000 ($59.07)
    Other: $686,000 ($3.62)
    Highways: $97,000 ($0.51)
  • Tax - Property: $56,093,000 ($296.25)
    Other Selective Sales: $11,204,000 ($59.17)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $11,204,000 ($59.17)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $9,861,000 ($52.08)
    Other License: $4,710,000 ($24.88)

Port St. Lucie government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $922,624,000 ($4872.74)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $882,088,000 ($4658.65)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $70,121,000 ($370.34)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $29,585,000 ($156.25)

Port St. Lucie government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $31,572,000 ($166.74)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $164,748,000 ($870.10)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,358,000 ($38.86)

9.29% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($52,601 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.29%
Florida average:

7.69%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($223 average AGI)
St. Lucie County:

0.04%
Florida average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Palm Beach County, FL  1.20% ($51,794 average AGI)
from Martin County, FL  1.12% ($42,109)
from Broward County, FL  0.70% ($44,918)


6.78% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($43,494 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.78%
Florida average:

6.59%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($231 average AGI)
St. Lucie County:

0.05%
Florida average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Martin County, FL  1.01% ($50,343 average AGI)
to Palm Beach County, FL  0.72% ($55,504)
to Indian River County, FL  0.59% ($45,029)
Businesses in Port St. Lucie, FL
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2McDonald's3
Arby's2Nike1
Baskin-Robbins1OfficeMax1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Outback1
Catherines1Outback Steakhouse1
Cinnabon 1Penske1
Dunkin Donuts1Pier 1 Imports1
GNC2Sam's Club1
Holiday Inn2Sheraton1
Jimmy John's1Staples2
Justice1Starbucks2
LA Fitness1T-Mobile1
Little Caesars Pizza1T.G.I. Driday's1
Lowe's1T.J.Maxx1
MainStay1Vans1
Marriott2World Gym1

Strongest AM radio stations in Port St. Lucie:

  • WPSL (1590 AM; 5 kW; PORT ST. LUCIE, FL; Owner: PORT ST LUCIE BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WFTL (850 AM; 50 kW; WEST PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL ENTERPRISES II, L.L.C.)
  • WJNX (1330 AM; 5 kW; FORT PIERCE, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJNA (640 AM; 38 kW; ROYAL PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: SOUTH FLORIDA RADIO, INC.)
  • WSTU (1450 AM; 1 kW; STUART, FL; Owner: TREASURE COAST BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WAQI (710 AM; 50 kW; MIAMI, FL; Owner: LICENSE CORPORATION #1)
  • WEFL (760 AM; 3 kW; TEQUESTA, FL; Owner: STAR OF THE PALM BEACHES, INC.)
  • WLVJ (1040 AM; 25 kW; BOYNTON BEACH, FL; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL BOYNTON BEACH, INC.)
  • WWFE (670 AM; 50 kW; MIAMI, FL; Owner: FENIX BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WRFX (940 AM; 50 kW; MIAMI, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFLF (540 AM; 50 kW; PINE HILLS, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWNN (1470 AM; 50 kW; POMPANO BEACH, FL; Owner: WWNN LICENSE, LLC)
  • WIRA (1400 AM; 1 kW; FORT PIERCE, FL; Owner: PORT ST. LUCIE BROADCASTERS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Port St. Lucie:

  • WAVW (92.7 FM; STUART, FL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W242AC (96.3 FM; PORT ST. LUCIE, FL; Owner: FRIENDS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWFR (91.7 FM; STUART, FL; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WHLG (101.3 FM; PORT ST. LUCIE, FL; Owner: HORTON BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WLDI (95.5 FM; FORT PIERCE, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCNO (89.9 FM; PALM CITY, FL; Owner: NATIONAL CHRISTIAN NETWORK, INC.)
  • WKGR (98.7 FM; FORT PIERCE, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQCS (88.9 FM; FORT PIERCE, FL; Owner: INDIAN RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WMBX (102.3 FM; JENSEN BEACH, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WPBZ (103.1 FM; INDIANTOWN, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WFLM (104.7 FM; WHITE CITY, FL; Owner: MIDWAY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W294AM (106.7 FM; PORT ST. LUCIE, FL; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC)
  • W213AX (90.5 FM; FORT PIERCE, FL; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WRMF (97.9 FM; PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: PBB LICENSES, LLC)
  • WCZR (101.7 FM; VERO BEACH, FL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZZR (94.3 FM; RIVIERA BEACH, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WIRK-FM (107.9 FM; WEST PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WAYF (88.1 FM; WEST PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP. INC.)
  • WGYL (93.7 FM; VERO BEACH, FL; Owner: VERO BEACH BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • WOLL (105.5 FM; HOBE SOUND, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Port St. Lucie:

  • WTVX (Channel 34; FORT PIERCE, FL; Owner: C-34 FCC LICENSEE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • WPBF (Channel 25; TEQUESTA, FL; Owner: WPBF-TV COMPANY)
  • WTCE (Channel 21; FORT PIERCE, FL; Owner: JACKSONVILLE EDUCATORS B/CNG, INC.)
  • WOCX-CA (Channel 5; SEBRING, ETC., FL; Owner: SEBRING TELEVISION CORPORATION)
  • WTCN-CA (Channel 43; PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: WILLIAM H. BROTHERS)
  • WFGC (Channel 61; PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: CHRISTIAN TELEVISION OF PALM BEACH COUNTY, INC.)
  • WPXP (Channel 67; LAKE WORTH, FL; Owner: PAXSON WEST PALM BEACH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WPTV (Channel 5; WEST PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: SCRIPPS HOWARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFLX (Channel 29; WEST PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: RAYCOM NATIONAL, INC.)
  • WXEL-TV (Channel 42; WEST PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: BARRY TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFPI-LP (Channel 8; FORT PIERCE, ETC, FL; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WWHB-CA (Channel 15; STUART, FL; Owner: AMERICAN NETCOM, INC.)
  • WWCI-CA (Channel 10; VERO BEACH, FL; Owner: V-1 PRODUCTIONS, INC.)
  • W44AY (Channel 44; FORT PIERCE, FL; Owner: BARRY TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W53BS (Channel 53; JUPITER, FL; Owner: SPIRIT PRODUCTIONS, INC.)
  • W57DM (Channel 57; VERO BEACH, FL; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF THE TREASURE COAST, L.L.C.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Port St. Lucie fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 18Number of bridges
  • 276ft / 84.2mTotal length
  • 259,438Total average daily traffic
  • 31,309Total average daily truck traffic
  • 321,335Total future (year 2038) average daily traffic
New bridges in Port St. Lucie, FL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 101980-1989
  • 32000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Port St. Lucie, FL
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 full and 10 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1,262$113,075713$101,091702$142,47058$56,5330$0384$103,8595$76,066
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED57$119,44951$106,618123$141,79818$37,1700$036$116,6432$109,240
APPLICATIONS DENIED315$119,827201$105,258741$156,53783$39,1341$3,894,500165$122,9756$57,223
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN148$119,983108$110,494322$158,09911$71,7050$062$126,9541$76,650
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS66$114,62930$85,547114$142,28612$42,5120$019$114,1590$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 14 tracts in Port St. Lucie, FL

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 full and 9 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED40$123,3752$125,2304$165,210
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED67$240,02510$191,65631$239,644
APPLICATIONS DENIED15$176,7474$171,1337$177,386
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$139,2401$51,9002$115,285
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$90,1831$170,7402$88,150
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Port St. Lucie, FL
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Port St. Lucie, FL - Value

2002 - 2004 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2004 the average number of fire incidents per year is 162. The highest number of fires - 314 took place in 2003, and the least - 45 in 2004. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Port St. Lucie, FL When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (58.3%), and Structure Fires (23.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Port St. Lucie, FL
    • 28458.3%Outside Fires
    • 11223.0%Structure Fires
    • 8918.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 20.4%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Port St. Lucie, FL
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Port St. Lucie, FL
  • 94.9%Electricity
  • 3.5%Utility gas
  • 1.2%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Port St. Lucie, FL
  • 97.3%Electricity
  • 1.7%Utility gas
  • 0.9%No fuel used
  • 0.1%Other fuel


Port St. Lucie compared to Florida state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • House age below state average.

Port St. Lucie on our top lists:

  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of one, detached housing units in structures (20,000+ housing units)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: utilities (population 50,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage population increase from 2000 (population 50,000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: retail trade (population 50,000+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 100 cities with newest houses (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: sales and related occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: sales and related occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: retail trade (population 50,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 100 fastest growing cities from 2000 to 2014 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: health technologists and technicians (population 50,000+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: food preparation and serving related occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: accommodation and food services (population 50,000+)"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of robberies per 100,000 residents (population 50,000+)"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average temperatures (population 50,000+)"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest household incomes disparities (population 50,000+)"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage population increases in the 1990s) (population 50,000+)"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average yearly precipitation (population 50,000+)"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest average snowfall in a year (population 50,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
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