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St. Lucie County, Florida (FL)

County population in 2014: 291,028 (97% urban, 3% rural); it was 192,695 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 53,447
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 27,319
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 60,035
Renter-occupied apartments: 27,757 (it was 16,898 in 2000)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

33%

Land area: 572 sq. mi.

Water area: 115.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 508 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in St. Lucie County: 90.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (27.6%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (11.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 70%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 25%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in St. Lucie County, Florida:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (61.2%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (18.5%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (16.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.6%)
  • Asian alone (1.5%)
Median resident age:  42.0 years
Florida median age:  40.0 years
Males: 142,333  (48.9%)
Females: 148,695  (51.1%)
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St. Lucie County,FL real estate house value trend

Average household size:
St. Lucie County:

2.0 people
Florida:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $45,905 ($36,363 in 1999)

This county:

$45,905
Florida:

$49,426

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $838 (lower quartile is $649, upper quartile is $1,047)
This county:

$838
State:

$890


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $149,300 (it was $81,500 in 2000)
St. Lucie:

$149,300
Florida:

$179,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $100,800 - $221,700

Mean price in 2015:

Detached houses: $192,097
Here:

$192,097
State:

$278,429

Townhouses or other attached units: $151,405
Here:

$151,405
State:

$213,076

In 2-unit structures: $349,104
Here:

$349,104
State:

$213,222

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $129,706
Here:

$129,706
State:

$182,333

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $224,661
Here:

$224,661
State:

$259,071

Mobile homes: $45,949
Here:

$45,949
State:

$67,722
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,262
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $477

Institutionalized population: 2,377

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 28
  • Robberies: 34
  • Assaults: 304
  • Burglaries: 544
  • Thefts: 1203
  • Auto thefts: 251

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 26
  • Robberies: 34
  • Assaults: 325
  • Burglaries: 605
  • Thefts: 1103
  • Auto thefts: 195
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Health of residents in St. Lucie County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.3. This is significantly worse than average.
73.1% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
54.4% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is more than average.
100.0% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
66.1% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 202 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 156 pounds. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 1719 buildings, average cost: $102,800
  • 2001: 2146 buildings, average cost: $108,000
  • 2002: 3304 buildings, average cost: $108,100
  • 2003: 6805 buildings, average cost: $106,700
  • 2004: 7613 buildings, average cost: $119,800
  • 2005: 7992 buildings, average cost: $138,500
  • 2006: 4636 buildings, average cost: $131,400
  • 2007: 1690 buildings, average cost: $165,600
  • 2008: 684 buildings, average cost: $143,100
  • 2009: 254 buildings, average cost: $98,300
  • 2010: 265 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 2011: 266 buildings, average cost: $174,800
  • 2012: 279 buildings, average cost: $188,400
  • 2013: 587 buildings, average cost: $153,500
  • 2014: 682 buildings, average cost: $165,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $1,916 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $1,690 (1.3%)

St. Lucie County household income distribution in 2009 St. Lucie County home values distribution St. Lucie County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 16.6%
(12.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.3% for Black residents, 22.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 21.4% for American Indian residents, 24.5% for other race residents, 15.7% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 16.6%
St. Lucie County:

16.6%
Florida:

15.7%
(12.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.3% for Black residents, 22.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 14.6% for American Indian residents, 20.7% for other race residents, 13.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 44 years old
(Males: 44 years old, Females: 44 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 52 years old, Black residents: 34 years old, American Indian residents: 28 years old, Asian residents: 35 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 31 years old, Other race residents: 31 years old)

Area name: Port St. Lucie-Fort Pierce, FL MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in St. Lucie County is $557 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $706 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $933 a month.

Cities in this county include: Port St. Lucie, Fort Pierce, Lakewood Park, Hutchinson Island, Fort Pierce North, Indian River Estates, Fort Pierce South, West St. Lucie, River Park, Port St. Lucie-River Park.

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

2012 air pollution in St. Lucie County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.030 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in St. Lucie County: Harris Camp (A), Camp Hamilton (B), Fortners Camp (C), Mission Valley Country Club (D), Brickyard Plaza (E), Summit Plaza (F), Venice Farms (G), Manhattan Farms (H), Hi Hat Ranch (I), T C Ranch (J), Ox Bow Ranch (K), Kansas City Royals Ball Park (L), Sarasota County Fire Department Station 18 (M), Sarasota County Fire Department Station 19 (N), Sarasota County Fire Department Station 21 (O), Sarasota County Fire Department Station 26 (P), Englewood Area Fire Control District Station 73 (Q), Bayfront Medical Center Bayflite Station 2 Ambulance (R), Ambitrans Ambulance and Wheelchair Service (S), Intensive Air (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Venice Shopping Center (1), Rialto Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in St. Lucie County include: Miakka Church (A), Tatum Ridge Baptist Church (B), Colonial Oaks Baptist Church (C), Center Road Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Myakka Cemetery (1), Sarasota Memorial Park (2), Gulf Pines Memorial Park (3), Sarasota National Cemetery (4), Venice Memorial Gardens (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Heron Lagoon (A), Deep Hole (B), Lake Sarasota (C), Knight Lake (D), Lower Myakka Lake (E), Lake Myakka (F), Lake Ibis (G), Alligator Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Goldfish Creek (A), Fox Creek (B), Mud Slough (C), Deer Prairie Slough (D), Deer Prairie Creek (E), Cow Pen Slough (F), Indian Creek (G), Howard Creek (H), Hatchett Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in St. Lucie County include: Jim Neville Marine Preserve (1), Myakka River State Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Glades County , Highlands County , Jim Hogg County, Texas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.3%
Florida:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 7,060
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 77.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 15.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 20,165 (43% naturalized citizens)

St. Lucie County:

10.5%
Whole state:

16.7%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 3,632
  • 1990 to 1994: 3,701
  • 1985 to 1989: 2,123
  • 1980 to 1984: 2,337
  • 1975 to 1979: 1,437
  • 1970 to 1974: 1,382
  • 1970 to 1974: 1,529
  • 1965 to 1969: 4,024
Note: State values scaled to St. Lucie County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 65.5%

St. Lucie County marital status for males St. Lucie County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 57,441
  • One, attached: 3,402
  • Two: 3,188
  • 3 or 4: 3,583
  • 5 to 9: 2,851
  • 10 to 19: 2,544
  • 20 or more: 6,381
  • Mobile homes: 11,595
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 277

Housing units in St. Lucie County with a mortgage: 32,139 (4,026 second mortgage, 2,862 home equity loan, 98 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 12,890

Here:

71.4% with mortgage
State:

71.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for St. Lucie County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic33,7978
Evangelical Protestant31,276155
Mainline Protestant7,88127
Black Protestant2,8367
Other2,70914
Orthodox1,1052
None198,185-
St. Lucie County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 35
St. Lucie County:

1.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Here:

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 29
This county:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 61
St. Lucie County:

2.35 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 144
This county:

5.54 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
St. Lucie County:

9.0%
Florida:

9.2%

Adult obesity rate:
St. Lucie County:

26.0%
State:

23.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

17.8%
State:

14.0%

Agriculture in St. Lucie County:

Average size of farms: 464 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $268,149
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $1147.22
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 12.17%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $240,597
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 44.20%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 96.31%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $58,765
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 61.84%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 14.42
Land in orchards: 96,536 acres

Tornado activity:

St. Lucie County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Florida state average. It is 2198227.1 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 13 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 8/21/1987, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

St. Lucie County-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 394.4 miles away from St. Lucie County 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 113.9 miles away from the county center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 384.2 miles away from the county 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 350.6 miles away from the county center
On 6/11/2001 at 18:27:54, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 201.1 miles away from St. Lucie County center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 468.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Florida Hurricane Matthew, Incident Period: October 03, 2016 to October 19, 2016, Emergency Declared EM-3377: October 06, 2016, FEMA Id: 3377, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Florida Hurricane Matthew, Incident Period: October 03, 2016 to October 19, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4283: October 08, 2016, FEMA Id: 4283, Natural disaster type: Hurricane

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

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (25%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (22%)
  • Haiti (13%)
  • Jamaica (9%)
  • Canada (6%)
  • United Kingdom (5%)
  • Germany (5%)
  • Italy (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in St. Lucie County (%):

  • German (12%)
  • Irish (11%)
  • Italian (11%)
  • English (9%)
  • United States or American (9%)
  • Polish (3%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)

St. Lucie County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 60,997 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 10,637 (14%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 622 (1%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 11 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 55 (0%)
  • Railroad: 13 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 5 (0%)
  • Taxi: 84 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 223 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 337 (0%)
  • Walked: 776 (1%)
  • Other means: 564 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 1,937 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in St. Lucie County, Florida in 2000:

  • 793 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 780 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 733 people in nursing homes
  • 124 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 56 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 53 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 49 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 44 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 22 people in other group homes
  • 12 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 12 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 11 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 8 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 5 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 4 people in military ships
  • 3 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 3 people in religious group quarters

People in group quarters in St. Lucie County, Florida in 2010:

  • 1,499 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 764 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 259 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 216 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 92 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 92 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 59 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 42 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 14 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 8 people in college/university student housing
  • 6 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 2 people in in-patient hospice facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $44,916.

7.79% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,982 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.79%
Florida average:

7.97%


0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($177 average AGI)
St. Lucie County:

0.04%
Florida average:

0.11%

4.57% relocated from other counties in Florida ($19,063 average AGI)
3.18% relocated from other states ($19,743 average AGI)
St. Lucie County:

3.18%
Florida average:

3.71%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Martin County, FL  0.99% ($33,065 average AGI)
from Palm Beach County, FL  0.98% ($35,082)
from Broward County, FL  0.58% ($39,873)
from Indian River County, FL  0.43% ($29,634)
from Miami-Dade County, FL  0.38% ($29,299)
from Orange County, FL  0.16% ($26,130)
from Brevard County, FL  0.11% ($34,282)


7.25% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,837 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.25%
Florida average:

7.17%


0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($211 average AGI)
St. Lucie County:

0.06%
Florida average:

0.12%

4.64% relocated to other counties in Florida ($21,288 average AGI)
2.54% relocated to other states ($12,339 average AGI)
St. Lucie County:

2.54%
Florida average:

2.87%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Martin County, FL  0.93% ($37,279 average AGI)
to Palm Beach County, FL  0.84% ($38,500)
to Broward County, FL  0.54% ($29,072)
to Indian River County, FL  0.51% ($32,435)
to Miami-Dade County, FL  0.39% ($27,861)
to Orange County, FL  0.24% ($22,980)
to Hillsborough County, FL  0.19% ($18,879)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.1
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.3

Births per 1000 population in St. Lucie County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.9

Deaths per 1000 population in St. Lucie County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in St. Lucie County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 25.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 12.1%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in St. Lucie County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in St. Lucie County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 48,937 (41,600 aged, 7,337 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 10,838 (18%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in St. Lucie County, Florida in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (4,784)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (3,193)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (2,107)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,895)
  • Unspecified dementia (1,411)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (1,115)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (1,054)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (978)
  • Cardiomyopathy, unspecified (782)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (766)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.88
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 10,970
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 238
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 34,162

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,303
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,058
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 6

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 27
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 44

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 7

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 72.4. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 48.0
  • Other - 24.3

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 149.4. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 84.9
  • Poisoning - 33.6
  • Suffocation - 23.0
  • Other - 7.9

Household type by relationship:

Households: 274,736
  • In family households: 231,882 (50,975 male householders, 23,988 female householders)
    55,336 spouses, 73,724 children (67,749 natural, 1,605 adopted, 4,370 stepchildren), 6,852 grandchildren, 3,175 brothers or sisters, 3,521 parents, 4,415 other relatives, 7,797 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 42,854 (15,691 male householders (11,380 living alone)), 17,869 female householders (14,892 living alone)), 9,294 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 3,053 (2,377 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 35,496 2-persons, 15,848 3-persons, 12,651 4-persons, 6,403 5-persons, 2,695 6-persons, 1,870 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 26,272 1-person, 6,074 2-persons, 736 3-persons, 298 4-persons, 107 5-persons, 44 6-persons, 29 7-or-more-persons.

25,792 married couples with children.
12,107 single-parent households (2,633 men, 9,474 women).

86.2% of residents of St. Lucie County speak English at home.
7.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (51% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 11% don't speak English at all).
5.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (64% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (56% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (70% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 4% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $1,330,991,000 ($5,868 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $54,006,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $773,930,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $365,721,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $7,539,000
Federal grants: $115,696,000
Federal procurement contracts: $29,056,000 ($20,031,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $39,049,000 ($88,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $713,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $130,701,000
Federal Government insurance: $2,799,103,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 12,562
Here:

52 per 1000 residents
State:

63 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 12,417
Here:

51 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +3,205
Here:

+13 per 1000 residents
State:

+30 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +45,902
Here:

+190 per 1000 residents
State:

+59 per 1000 residents

Population growth in St. Lucie County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 17.95 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.5
State:

5.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

3.8

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 526
  • 2010 to 2013: 2,228
  • 2000 to 2009: 39,593
  • 1990 to 1999: 28,880
  • 1980 to 1989: 33,961
  • 1970 to 1979: 18,755
  • 1960 to 1969: 7,475
  • 1950 to 1959: 4,366
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,351
  • 1939 or earlier: 943
Note: State values scaled to St. Lucie population
Rooms in houses/apartments in St. Lucie County, Florida
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to St. Lucie County population
  • 1 room: 41
  • 2 rooms: 940
  • 3 rooms: 2,923
  • 4 rooms: 8,943
  • 5 rooms: 16,777
  • 6 rooms: 16,111
  • 7 rooms: 8,971
  • 8 rooms: 3,272
  • 9+ rooms: 2,057
  • 1 room: 466
  • 2 rooms: 1,311
  • 3 rooms: 2,364
  • 4 rooms: 4,757
  • 5 rooms: 4,089
  • 6 rooms: 2,498
  • 7 rooms: 1,059
  • 8 rooms: 217
  • 9+ rooms: 137
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in St. Lucie County, Florida
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to St. Lucie County population
  • no bedroom: 184
  • 1 bedroom: 2,554
  • 2 bedrooms: 22,102
  • 3 bedrooms: 30,647
  • 4 bedrooms: 4,049
  • 5+ bedrooms: 499
  • no bedroom: 632
  • 1 bedroom: 2,800
  • 2 bedrooms: 7,484
  • 3 bedrooms: 5,317
  • 4 bedrooms: 592
  • 5+ bedrooms: 73
Cars and other vehicles available in St. Lucie County, Florida in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to St. Lucie County population
  • no vehicle: 2,067
  • 1 vehicle: 25,817
  • 2 vehicles: 24,706
  • 3 vehicles: 5,610
  • 4 vehicles: 1,308
  • 5+ vehicles: 527
  • no vehicle: 2,233
  • 1 vehicle: 8,204
  • 2 vehicles: 5,329
  • 3 vehicles: 886
  • 4 vehicles: 208
  • 5+ vehicles: 38

53% of St. Lucie County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 49% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 48% lived in Florida.

St. Lucie County:

53.1%
State average:

51.1%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 59,265
  • Northeast: 61,591
  • Midwest: 23,945
  • South: 21,413
  • West: 3,584

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $79,200


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 0%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in St. Lucie County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (93.5%)
  • Utility gas (3.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.7%)
  • No fuel used (0.9%)
  • Electricity (88.3%)
  • Utility gas (6.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.6%)
  • No fuel used (1.9%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2,137
Here:

10.2%
Florida:

11.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 857
Here:

8.7%
Florida:

9.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 951
Here:

15.2%
Florida:

21.0%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

St. Lucie County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Correctional Institutions: $17,700,000
    General - Other: $12,722,000
    Regular Highways: $12,219,000
    Air Transportation: $6,472,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $5,041,000
    Sewerage: $2,900,000
    Water Utilities: $2,900,000
    Parks and Recreation: $974,000
    Libraries: $897,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $68,477,000
    Police Protection: $28,012,000
    Financial Administration: $20,503,000
    Parks and Recreation: $19,286,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $19,097,000
    Correctional Institutions: $18,717,000
    Solid Waste Management: $11,828,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $9,891,000
    General - Other: $9,427,000
    Health - Other: $8,025,000
    Libraries: $4,132,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,475,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $3,332,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $3,049,000
    Sewerage: $2,085,000
    Water Utilities: $2,072,000
    Air Transportation: $1,145,000
    Housing and Community Development: $305,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $27,203,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Health - Other: $3,233,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Financial Administration: $2,050,000
    General - Other: $1,379,000
    Parks and Recreation: $885,000
    Police Protection: $878,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $815,000
    Health - Other: $440,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $184,000
    Solid Waste Management: $159,000
    Central Staff Services: $137,000
    Libraries: $82,000
    Correctional Institutions: $62,000
    Air Transportation: $9,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $43,427,000

St. Lucie County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $23,480,000
    Solid Waste Management: $17,642,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,406,000
    Sewerage: $2,066,000
    Air Transportation: $488,000
    Regular Highways: $8,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $43,183,000
    Highways: $1,338,000
    Public Welfare: $626,000
    Housing and Community Development: $552,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $906,000
    Highways: $28,000
    Public Welfare: $13,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $22,822,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $17,262,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $3,582,000
    Special Assessments: $3,412,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $691,000
    Rents: $650,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,312,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $12,793,000
    All Other: $11,866,000
    Health and Hospitals: $4,201,000
    Highways: $3,341,000
    Water Utilities: $455,000
  • Tax - Property: $116,950,000
    Other License: $7,974,000
    Motor Fuels Sales: $5,324,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $4,627,000
    Other Selective Sales: $2,757,000
    Public Utility License: $177,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $109,000

St. Lucie County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $347,078,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $335,430,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $153,511,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $136,676,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $38,926,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $22,091,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $11,648,000

St. Lucie County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $41,663,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $95,883,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $344,197,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 5,334
  • Number of aged recipients: 617
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 4,717
  • Number of recipients under 18: 1,425
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 2,887
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 1,022
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,737
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 2,413
St. Lucie County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

St. Lucie County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 36 full 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 ORIGINATED1,887$115,1181,348$113,4611,493$150,535135$50,2442$1,612,500839$127,00745$56,667
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED87$120,49496$130,823273$144,85342$31,1190$081$126,02510$73,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED463$121,903413$110,5231,553$159,663206$30,1992$13,696,000417$140,77250$48,740
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN224$120,719210$122,614646$161,40225$71,0001$366,000160$145,6065$73,600
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS93$116,58147$103,574233$151,73424$47,7920$046$134,7610$0
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 30 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED60$128,0833$161,3336$150,333
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED122$233,68924$196,50052$235,942
APPLICATIONS DENIED21$171,00012$179,7508$174,875
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$121,3332$155,5002$120,500
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS7$155,2864$153,7506$161,000

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in St. Lucie County, FL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John56576.0 years
William44174.2 years
Robert42971.7 years
James41271.6 years
Mary38179.6 years
Joseph27477.4 years
Charles24974.4 years
George24175.9 years
Dorothy20878.1 years
Richard17571.2 years
Most common last names in St. Lucie County, FL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith24072.5 years
Johnson16872.1 years
Williams14271.3 years
Jones12471.8 years
Brown10470.5 years
Miller8574.4 years
Wilson8175.3 years
Davis8173.5 years
White7167.3 years
Thomas5873.3 years
Businesses in St. Lucie County, FL
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven7Marriott2
AT&T3MasterBrand Cabinets11
Ace Hardware2McDonald's15
Advance Auto Parts8New Balance1
Albertsons1Nike4
Applebee's2Nissan1
Arby's2OfficeMax1
AutoZone5Old Navy1
BMW1Olive Garden1
Baskin-Robbins3Outback1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Outback Steakhouse1
Best Western2Panda Express1
Blockbuster4Panera Bread1
Budget Car Rental1Papa John's Pizza2
Burger King7Payless4
CVS9Penske3
Catherines1PetSmart1
Chevrolet1Pier 1 Imports1
Cinnabon 1Pizza Hut2
ColorTyme1Popeyes2
Comfort Suites1Publix Super Markets10
Cracker Barrel1Quality1
Curves2Quiznos1
DHL1RadioShack4
Days Inn1Red Lobster1
Decora Cabinetry4Rodeway Inn2
Dennys2Ruby Tuesday1
DressBarn1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Dressbarn1SONIC Drive-In1
Dunkin Donuts14Sam's Club2
Econo Lodge1Sears3
Famous Footwear1Sheraton1
FedEx44Sleep Inn1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Sprint Nextel1
Ford1Staples3
GNC2Starbucks2
GameStop4Steak 'n Shake1
H&R Block11Subway17
Havertys Furniture1Super 81
Hilton3T-Mobile9
Holiday Inn3T.G.I. Driday's1
Home Depot3T.J.Maxx1
Honda1Taco Bell4
IHOP1Target1
Jones New York5Tire Kingdom4
Justice1Toys"R"Us1
KFC5True Value1
Kmart1U-Haul17
LA Fitness1UPS33
La Quinta1Vans2
Lane Bryant1Verizon Wireless1
Little Caesars Pizza3Waffle House2
Long John Silver's3Walgreens12
Lowe's1Walmart4
MainStay1World Gym1

St. Lucie County on our top lists:

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