Fort Pierce, Florida Population 2021

46,437
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Fort Pierce is a city located in St. Lucie County Florida. It is also the county seat of St. Lucie County. With a 2020 population of 46,437, it is the 64th largest city in Florida and the 852nd largest city in the United States . Fort Pierce is currently growing at a rate of 0.36% annually and its population has increased by 11.65% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 41,590 in 2010. Fort Pierce reached it's highest population of 46,437 in 2021. Spanning over 30 miles, Fort Pierce has a population density of 1,961 people per square mile.

The average household income in Fort Pierce is $47,530 with a poverty rate of 29.39%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $943 per month, and the median house value is $113,600. The median age in Fort Pierce is 38.2 years, 35.2 years for males, and 40.4 years for females.

Fort Pierce Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Fort Pierce was:

  • White: 53.10%
  • Black or African American: 41.40%
  • Other race: 2.17%
  • Two or more races: 1.74%
  • Asian: 0.87%
  • Native American: 0.41%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.32%
The current population of Fort Pierce, Florida is 46,437 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 45,936.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 41,590.

Fort Pierce, Florida Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White24,07153.10%
Black or African American18,76441.40%
Some Other Race9832.17%
Two or More Races7871.74%
Asian3950.87%
American Indian and Alaska Native1840.41%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1450.32%
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Fort Pierce Population by Race

Fort Pierce Population Pyramid $2021

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Fort Pierce Median Age

38.2


Total

35.2


Male

40.4


Female

Fort Pierce Adults

There are 34,561 adults, (8,127 of whom are seniors) in Fort Pierce.

Fort Pierce Age Dependency

71.5

Age Dependency Ratio

30.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Fort Pierce Sex Ratio

Female

23,269

51.33%

Male

22,060

48.67%

Fort Pierce Population by Age

Fort Pierce Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Fort Pierce Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married64.5%35.5%
All46.1%53.9%
Non Family44.5%55.5%
Male31.5%68.5%
Female24.4%75.6%

46.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Fort Pierce Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All16,7182.6746.1
Non Family6,9021.2844.5
Married5,4023.4564.5
Female3,3103.9324.4
Male1,1043.7331.5

3.49

Average Family Size

2.67

Average Household Size

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Fort Pierce Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,9219.62%
9th to 12th Grade3,55611.71%
High School Graduate10,87835.81%
Some College5,55418.28%
Associates Degree2,5788.49%
Bachelors Degree3,24510.68%
Graduate Degree1,6455.42%
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Fort Pierce Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Fort Pierce Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White12,48611,3173,169
Black11,6039,0371,055
Hispanic5,5962,962328
Other Race45534931
2+ Races42030841
Asian258258170
Native American184184108
Islander2626

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 65.89%.

Fort Pierce Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$25,444$26,788$22,255
Less Than 9th Grade$17,199$19,982$11,883
High School Graduate$23,360$28,400$15,215
Some College$30,401$31,059$30,121
Bachelors Degree$39,722$31,185$41,447
Graduate Degree$46,477$41,161$47,925

$25,444

Average Earnings

$26,788

Average Male

$22,255

Average Female

Fort Pierce Earnings by Educational Attainment

Fort Pierce Language by Age

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Fort Pierce Language

70.63% of Fort Pierce residents speak only English, while 29.37% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 21.01% of the population.

Fort Pierce Language

Fort Pierce Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black18,6266,10832.79%
Hispanic10,2543,60335.14%
White14,8012,94919.92%
Other97451352.67%
Multiple78534443.82%
Asian39521654.68%
Islander145145100.00%

29.39%

Overall Poverty Rate

26.99%

Male Poverty Rate

31.66%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fort Pierce

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fort Pierce is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fort Pierce is White, with 19.92% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.77%. Among those working part-time, it was 31.95%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.77%.

Fort Pierce Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade38.44%
High School27.77%
Some College19.24%
Bachelors or Greater10.06%

Fort Pierce Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed33.71%
Female Employed19.66%
Male Unemployed18.28%
Male Employed11.51%

Fort Pierce Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Fort Pierce Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$35,198$47,530
Families$41,063$55,425
Married Families$53,632-
Non Families$23,457$33,926
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Income by Household Type

Fort Pierce Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

34.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

37.4%

Male Marriage Rate

31.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Fort Pierce Married by Age and Sex

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Fort Pierce Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Fort Pierce Marital Status by Race

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Fort Pierce Marital Status

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2,210

Number of Veterans

2,082

Male Veterans

128

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam853
First Gulf War268
Korea241
Second Gulf War190
World War II168

Fort Pierce Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+690
65 to 74644
55 to 64406
35 to 54355
18 to 34115

Fort Pierce Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,6808.58%
Black5043.80%
Hispanic1221.75%
2+ Races173.32%
Native American94.89%

Fort Pierce Veterans by Race

Fort Pierce Veterans by Education

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7.19%

Veteran Poverty Rate

42.23%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fort Pierce Veterans by Education

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56.7%

Labor Force Participation

52.7%

Employment Rate

7%

Unemployment Rate

Fort Pierce Employment by Age

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Fort Pierce Employment by Race

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Fort Pierce Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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48.34%

Born in Fort Pierce

81.88%

Native Born

18.12%

Foreign Born

11.82%

Non Citizen

6.30%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

81.88% of Fort Pierce residents were born in the United States, with 48.34% having been born in Florida. 11.82% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Fort Pierce Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202146,4371670.36%
202046,2701670.36%
201946,1031670.36%
201845,9364040.89%
201745,5325851.30%
201644,9478121.84%
201544,1357411.71%
201443,3944951.15%
201342,8992800.66%
201242,6192880.68%
201142,3312550.61%
201042,0764,5601.15%
200037,5166860.18%
199036,8303,0280.86%
198033,8024,0811.29%
197029,7214,4651.64%
196025,25611,7546.46%
195013,5025,4625.32%
19408,0403,2375.29%
19304,8030.00%

Fort Pierce Population by Year