Fort Pierce, FL

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2022 Population
47,153
1.6% 1-year growth
US Senator
Marco Rubio
Republican Party
US Senator
Rick Scott
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
38.4
1.54% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
29%
7.1% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$45,121
11.9% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$191,200
23.1% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
17,957
6.96% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Fort Pierce, FL had a population of 47.2k people with a median age of 38.4 and a median household income of $45,121. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Fort Pierce, FL grew from 46,409 to 47,153, a 1.6% increase and its median household income grew from $40,323 to $45,121, a 11.9% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Fort Pierce, FL are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (43.7%), White (Non-Hispanic) (32.4%), White (Hispanic) (9.69%), Two+ (Hispanic) (5.44%), and Other (Hispanic) (4.29%).

None of the households in Fort Pierce, FL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

90.1% of the residents in Fort Pierce, FL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Fort Pierce, FL are Indian River State College (4,247 degrees awarded in 2022) and Fort Pierce Beauty Academy (16 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Fort Pierce, FL was $191,200, and the homeownership rate was 47.3%.

Most people in Fort Pierce, FL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Fort Pierce, FL was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Fort Pierce, FL is home to a population of 47.2k people, from which 90.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 16.4% of Fort Pierce, FL residents were born outside of the country (7.72k people).

In 2022, there were 1.35 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (20.6k people) in Fort Pierce, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 15.3k White (Non-Hispanic) and 4.57k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

90.1%
2022 Citizenship
91.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 90.1% of Fort Pierce, FL residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Fort Pierce, FL was 91.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Fort Pierce, FL
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    20.6k ± 1.57k
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    15.3k ± 1.4k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    4.57k ± 1.05k
20.5%
Hispanic Population
9.67k people

In 2022, there were 1.35 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (20.6k people) in Fort Pierce, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 15.3k White (Non-Hispanic) and 4.57k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

20.5% of the people in Fort Pierce, FL are hispanic (9.67k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Fort Pierce, FL as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Cuba
    1,003,261 ± 24,014 people
  2. Haiti
    344,713 ± 14,299 people
  3. Colombia
    299,067 ± 13,333 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Florida was Cuba, the natal country of 1,003,261 Florida residents, followed by Haiti with 344,713 and Colombia with 299,067.

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Foreign-Born Population

16.4%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
7.72k people
15.5%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
7.18k people

As of 2022, 16.4% of Fort Pierce, FL residents (7.72k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Fort Pierce, FL was 15.5%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    872 ± 240
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    298 ± 173
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    200 ± 130

Fort Pierce, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.93 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Fort Pierce, FL employs 18k people. The largest industries in Fort Pierce, FL are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,835 people), Accommodation & Food Services (2,407 people), and Retail Trade (2,253 people), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($62,621), Educational Services ($46,905), and Utilities ($44,055).

Males in Florida have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $56,054. The income inequality in Florida (measured using the Gini index) is 0.474, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

18k
2022 Value
± 1,436
−6.96%
1 Year decline
± 11.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Fort Pierce, FL declined at a rate of −6.96%, from 19.3k employees to 18k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Fort Pierce, FL, are Sales & Related Occupations (2,981 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,125 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1,436 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Fort Pierce, FL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

18k
2022 Value
± 1,436
−6.96%
1 Year decline
± 11.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Fort Pierce, FL declined at a rate of −6.96%, from 19.3k employees to 18k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Fort Pierce, FL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,835 people), Accommodation & Food Services (2,407 people), and Retail Trade (2,253 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Fort Pierce, FL, though some of these residents may live in Fort Pierce, FL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$33,681
Median earning men ± $3,516
$24,332
Median earning women ± $2,475

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($47,125), Manufacturing ($45,708), and Information ($43,964).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($45,000), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($43,545), and Public Administration ($42,739).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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4.23%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 9.69M people employed in Florida. This represents a 4.23% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 12.6%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Florida.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Florida went to Donald J. Trump with 51.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (47.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.635%).

Marco Rubio and Rick Scott are the senators currently representing the state of Florida. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Florida is currently represented by 28 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Florida

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Marco Rubio
Senator from Florida3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Rick Scott
Senator from Florida1
Assumed office on January 8, 2019
Inauguration delayed in order to finish his term as Governor of Florida.

Marco Rubio and Rick Scott are the senators currently representing Florida.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Florida over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Florida

Florida is currently represented by 28 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Florida have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Fort Pierce, FL awarded 4,263 degrees. The student population of Fort Pierce, FL in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 5,979 male students and 8,914 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Fort Pierce, FL are White (1,902 and 45.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,404 and 33.4%), Black or African American (610 and 14.5%), and Unknown (103 and 2.45%).

The largest universities in Fort Pierce, FL by number of degrees awarded are Indian River State College (4,247 and 99.6%) and Fort Pierce Beauty Academy (16 and 0.375%).

The most popular majors in Fort Pierce, FL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,761 and 41.3%), General Business Administration & Management (279 and 6.54%), and Registered Nursing (234 and 5.49%).

The median tuition cost in Fort Pierce, FL for a public four year colleges is $2,496 for in-state students and $9,360 for out-of-state students.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 14,893 students enrolled in Fort Pierce, FL, 40.1% men and 59.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 6,208 records, of which 61% were women and 39% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 1,761 degrees awarded
  2. 151 degrees awarded
  3. 46 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Fort Pierce, FL was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 1,761 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Fort Pierce, FL according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 4,247 degrees awarded
  2. 16 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Indian River State College with 4,247 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 1,671 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Fort Pierce, FL, which is 0.645 times less than the 2,592 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,902 degrees mean that there were 1.35 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,404 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 4-year or above ($2,496) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($268) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.19% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.2% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (4.97M), Some college (3.58M), and Bachelors Degree (3.32M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Fort Pierce, FL was $191,200 in 2022, which is 0.678 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $155,300 to $191,200, a 23.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Fort Pierce, FL is 47.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Fort Pierce, FL have an average commute time of 25.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Fort Pierce, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Fort Pierce, FL is $45,121. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Fort Pierce, FL was Census Tract 3812.04 with a value of $87,534, followed by Census Tract 3813 and Census Tract 3806, with respective values of $74,839 and $64,444.

Property

$191,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$18,954
$8,504
Median Property Taxes
±$818

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Fort Pierce, FL the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Fort Pierce, FL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

47.3%
Homeownership
2022
65%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 47.3% of the housing units in Fort Pierce, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 46.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 3812.04
  2. Census Tract 3813
  3. Census Tract 3806

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Fort Pierce, FL was Census Tract 3812.04 with a value of $87,534, followed by Census Tract 3813 and Census Tract 3806, with respective values of $74,839 and $64,444.

The following map shows all of the places in Fort Pierce, FL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$45,121
Median Household Income
± $3,643
18k
Number of Households
± 1,378

In 2022, the median household income of the 18k households in Fort Pierce, FL grew to $45,121 from the previous year's value of $40,323.

The following chart displays the households in Fort Pierce, FL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Fort Pierce, FL is from Florida.
0.474
2022 Wage GINI in Florida
0.473
2021 Wage GINI in Florida

In 2022, the income inequality in Florida was 0.474 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.285% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Florida was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Florida in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (74.1%)
  2. Carpooled (14%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.2%)

In 2022, 74.1% of workers in Fort Pierce, FL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (14%) and those who worked at home (6.2%).

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Commute Time

25.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Fort Pierce, FL have a shorter commute time (25.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.96% of the workforce in Fort Pierce, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Fort Pierce, FL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Fort Pierce, FL have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

29% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Fort Pierce, FL (13.5k out of 46.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 45 - 54.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Fort Pierce, FL is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

82.1% of the population of Fort Pierce, FL has health coverage, with 25.4% on employee plans, 32% on Medicaid, 13.8% on Medicare, 10% on non-group plans, and 0.92% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in St. Lucie County, FL see 2855 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.78% increase from the previous year (2699 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2479 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 574 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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2,855 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in St. Lucie County, FL

Primary care physicians in St. Lucie County, FL see an average of 2,855 patients per year. This represents a 5.78% increase from the previous year (2,699 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in St. Lucie County, FL in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.6% under 18 years, 21.3% between 18 and 34 years, 33% between 35 and 64 years, and 20.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.2% were men and 52.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

17.9%
Uninsured
25.4%
Employer Coverage
32%
Medicaid
13.8%
Medicare
10%
Non-Group
0.92%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Fort Pierce, FL declined by 9.42% from 19.7% to 17.9%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Fort Pierce, FL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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