Fort Pierce, Florida Population 2024

48,831

Fort Pierce is a city located in St. Lucie County Florida. Fort Pierce has a 2024 population of 48,831. It is also the county seat of St. Lucie County.Fort Pierce is currently growing at a rate of 0.54% annually and its population has increased by 3.09% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 47,368 in 2020.

The average household income in Fort Pierce is $58,317 with a poverty rate of 29.05%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Fort Pierce is 38.4 years, 37.3 years for males, and 39.8 years for females.

Fort Pierce Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 44.42%
  • White: 42.05%
  • Two or more races: 6.77%
  • Other race: 4.52%
  • Asian: 1.68%
  • Native American: 0.55%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Florida
Land Area (mi²)
23.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,062.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
3.09% (1,463)
The current population of Fort Pierce, Florida is 48,831 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 47,368.

Fort Pierce, Florida Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American20,94544.42%
White19,82742.05%
Two or more races3,1946.77%
Other race2,1324.52%
Asian7941.68%
Native American2610.55%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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Black or African American

White

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Fort Pierce Population by Race

Fort Pierce Population Pyramid 2024

Fort Pierce Median Age

38.4

Total

37.3

Male

39.8

Female

Fort Pierce Adults

There are 35,949 adults, (9,787 of whom are seniors) in Fort Pierce.

Fort Pierce Age Dependency

80.2

Age Dependency Ratio

37.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Fort Pierce Sex Ratio

Female24,32051.58%
Male22,83348.42%

Fort Pierce Population by Age

Fort Pierce Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All17,9712.5847.352.7
Non Family7,4281.264456
Married5,9783.2564.135.9
Female3,4513.8430.369.7
Male1,1143.932.567.5
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3.34

Average Family Size

2.58

Average Household Size

47.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Fort Pierce Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Fort Pierce Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Fort Pierce Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 98.01%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 63.94%.

Fort Pierce Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$31,335

Average Earnings

$36,455

Average Male

$24,840

Average Female

Fort Pierce Earnings by Educational Attainment

Fort Pierce Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Fort Pierce Language

73.53% of Fort Pierce residents speak only English, while 26.47% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 15.31% of the population.

Fort Pierce Language

Fort Pierce Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black20,8348,26039.65%
Hispanic9,5352,63327.61%
White14,7482,40316.29%
Multiple3,19481825.61%
Other2,12060528.54%
Asian794668.31%
Native2614517.24%
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29.05%

Overall Poverty Rate

25.89%

Male Poverty Rate

31.99%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fort Pierce

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fort Pierce is Black, with 39.65% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fort Pierce is Asian, with 8.31% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.94%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.96%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.15%.

Fort Pierce Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade37.85%
High School26.62%
Some College18.66%
Bachelors or Greater11.42%
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Fort Pierce Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed65.27%
Male Unemployed37.9%
Female Employed17.86%
Male Employed8.46%
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Fort Pierce Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Fort Pierce Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Fort Pierce Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

35.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.4%

Male Marriage Rate

33.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Fort Pierce Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 Over 65.

Fort Pierce Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Fort Pierce Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

2,003

Number of Veterans

1,868

Male Veterans

135

Female Veterans

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Fort Pierce Veterans by War

count

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Fort Pierce Veterans by Age

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Fort Pierce Veterans by Race

Fort Pierce Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.97%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.77%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fort Pierce Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

53.9%

Labor Force Participation

48.2%

Employment Rate

10.4%

Unemployment Rate

Fort Pierce Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Fort Pierce Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Fort Pierce Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

47.17%

Born in Fort Pierce

83.63%

Native Born

16.37%

Foreign Born

9.88%

Non Citizen

6.5%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

83.63% of Fort Pierce residents were born in the United States, with 47.17% having been born in Florida. 9.88% 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

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202950,1462630.53%
202849,8832630.53%
202749,6202630.53%
202649,3572630.54%
202549,0942630.54%
202448,8312630.54%
202348,5682630.54%
202248,3052630.55%
202148,0426741.42%
202047,3681,3192.86%
201946,0491390.3%
201845,9103840.84%
201745,5265601.25%
201644,9668151.85%
201544,1517421.71%
201443,4095001.17%
201342,9092840.67%
201242,6252940.69%
201142,3312610.62%
201042,0704,55412.14%
200037,5166861.86%
199036,8303,0288.96%
198033,8024,08113.73%
197029,7214,46517.68%
196025,25611,75487.05%
195013,5025,46267.94%
19408,0403,23767.4%
19304,803
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Fort Pierce Population by Year