Fort Pierce, Florida Population 2022

48,439
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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 48,439, it is the 86th largest city in Florida and the 910th largest city in the United States. Fort Pierce is currently growing at a rate of 1.19% annually and its population has increased by 2.41% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 47,297 in 2020. Spanning over 30 miles, Fort Pierce has a population density of 2,046 people per square mile.

The average household income in Fort Pierce is $47,530 with a poverty rate of 28.63%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $961 per month, and the median house value is $124,700. 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 Piercewas:

  • White: 48.88%
  • Black or African American: 43.43%
  • Other race: 3.11%
  • Two or more races: 2.66%
  • Asian: 1.18%
  • Native American: 0.45%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.29%
The current population of Fort Pierce, Florida is 48,439 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 47,297.

Fort Pierce, Florida Population 2022

Population by Race

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Fort Pierce Population by Race

Fort Pierce Population Pyramid 2022

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Fort Pierce Median Age

39.5


Total

35.6


Male

42


Female

Fort Pierce Adults

There are 35,410 adults, (8,577 of whom are seniors) in Fort Pierce.

Fort Pierce Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

32

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Fort Pierce Sex Ratio

Female

23,644

51.56%

Male

22,211

48.44%

Fort Pierce Population by Age

Fort Pierce Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Fort Pierce Household Types

47.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Fort Pierce Households and Families

3.47

Average Family Size

2.71

Average Household Size

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Fort Pierce Households by Type

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Fort Pierce Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Fort Pierce Educational Attainment by Race

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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 native american people with a rate of 65.37%.

Fort Pierce Educational Attainment by Race

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$26,132

Average Earnings

$28,333

Average Male

$21,959

Average Female

Fort Pierce Earnings by Educational Attainment

Fort Pierce Language by Age

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Fort Pierce Language

74.12% of Fort Pierce residents speak only English, while 25.88% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 17.84% of the population.

Fort Pierce Language

Fort Pierce Poverty by Race

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28.63%

Overall Poverty Rate

26.14%

Male Poverty Rate

30.96%

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 Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.80%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.30%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.83%.

Fort Pierce Poverty

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Fort Pierce Poverty Rate by Education

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Fort Pierce Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Fort Pierce Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Fort Pierce Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

35.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

37.7%

Male Marriage Rate

32.7%

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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1,982

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Fort Pierce Veterans by War

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Fort Pierce Veterans by Age

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Fort Pierce Veterans by Race

Fort Pierce Veterans by Education

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7.60%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.80%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fort Pierce Veterans by Education

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55.4%

Labor Force Participation

51%

Employment Rate

7.8%

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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48.24%

Born in Fort Pierce

84.70%

Native Born

15.30%

Foreign Born

9.68%

Non Citizen

5.62%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

84.70% of Fort Pierce residents were born in the United States, with 48.24% having been born in Florida. 9.68% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Fort Pierce Population by Year