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Port St. Lucie, Florida (FL) Poverty Rate Data
Information about poor and low-income residents


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6.7% of Port St. Lucie, FL residents had an income below the poverty level in 2017, which was 111.2% less than the poverty level of 14.0% across the entire state of Florida. Taking into account residents not living in families, 13.3% of high school graduates and 37.0% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 9.0% among disabled males and 11.5% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 34.0%. For comparison, it was 15.8% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Port St. Lucie, FL

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2017:
Port St. Lucie:

6.7%
Whole state:

14.0%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2017:
Port St. Lucie:

2.8%
Whole state:

6.2%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Port St. Lucie:

9.0%
Florida:

13.8%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 23.5% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Port St. Lucie:

29.8%
Florida:

29.1%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Port St. Lucie:

11.5%
Florida:

18.1%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 20.7% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Port St. Lucie:

28.9%
Florida:

29.4%

Renting rate in this city among poor and not poor residents:
Residents below poverty level:

34.0%
Residents above poverty level:

15.8%

Poverty by age in Port St. Lucie, FL

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Port St. Lucie
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Port St. Lucie,FL (percentage below poverty level)
  • 7.5%Under 5 years
  • 0.0%5 years
  • 6.7%6 to 11 years
  • 1.8%12 to 14 years
  • 0.0%15 years
  • 0.0%16 and 17 years
  • 2.5%18 to 24 years
  • 5.8%25 to 34 years
  • 1.2%35 to 44 years
  • 2.4%45 to 54 years
  • 11.4%55 to 64 years
  • 11.4%65 to 74 years
  • 2.4%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Port St. Lucie
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Port St. Lucie,FL (percentage below poverty level)
  • 1.8%Under 5 years
  • 0.0%5 years
  • 0.8%6 to 11 years
  • 11.6%12 to 14 years
  • 0.0%15 years
  • 4.4%16 and 17 years
  • 8.1%18 to 24 years
  • 8.1%25 to 34 years
  • 4.2%35 to 44 years
  • 5.5%45 to 54 years
  • 24.5%55 to 64 years
  • 4.3%65 to 74 years
  • 11.0%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Port St. Lucie, FL
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Port St. Lucie,FL (% below half of poverty level)
  • 2.5%Under 5 years
  • 5.0%5 years
  • 5.4%6 to 11 years
  • 6.3%12 to 14 years
  • 6.1%15 years
  • 7.7%16 and 17 years
  • 4.1%18 to 24 years
  • 4.2%25 to 34 years
  • 3.5%35 to 44 years
  • 2.2%45 to 54 years
  • 4.2%55 to 64 years
  • 1.6%65 to 74 years
  • 3.6%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Port St. Lucie, FL

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Port St. Lucie, FL
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Port St. Lucie, FL (%)
  • 7.3%White
  • 6.5%Black
  • 33.8%American Indian
  • 20.1%Asian
  • 0.0%Native Hawaiian
  • 12.1%Other race
  • 16.4%2+ races
  • 11.0%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Port St. Lucie, FL
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Port St. Lucie, FL (absolute numbers)
  • 8,207White
  • 2,396Black
  • 202American Indian
  • 917Asian
  • 0Native Hawaiian
  • 696Other race
  • 8862+ races
  • 4,588Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 6.4%Below poverty level
  • 93.6%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 7.7%Below poverty level
  • 92.3%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Port St. Lucie, FL

Children below poverty level:
Port St. Lucie, Florida:

11.8%
State:

20.0%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Port St. Lucie:

13.3%
Florida:

17.3%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school not in families:
Port St. Lucie:

37.0%
Florida:

39.9%
Poor families by family type
  • 40.4%Married-couple family
  • 7.0%Male, no wife present
  • 52.7%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Port St. Lucie not in families by work experience
  • 4.4%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 25.6%Worked part-time
  • 70.1%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 1.6%Both worked full-time
  • 7.4%One full-time, other part-time
  • 17.8%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 4.7%Both worked part-time
  • 21.2%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 47.3%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 3.2%1999 to 2000
  • 10.3%1995 to 1998
  • 20.8%1990 to 1994
  • 47.7%1980 to 1989
  • 16.2%1970 to 1979
  • 0.5%1960 to 1969
  • 0.5%1950 to 1959
  • 0.7%1940 to 1949
  • 0.0%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 3.5%1999 to 2000
  • 14.7%1995 to 1998
  • 23.4%1990 to 1994
  • 43.4%1980 to 1989
  • 13.2%1970 to 1979
  • 1.1%1960 to 1969
  • 0.4%1950 to 1959
  • 0.1%1940 to 1949
  • 0.2%1939 or earlier
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