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.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Fort Piercewas:
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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%.
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.
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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%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
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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.