Fort Pierce, Florida Population 2020

47,245

Fort Pierce is a city located in Florida. With a 2020 population of 47,245, it is the 63rd largest city in Florida and the 837th largest city in the United States. Fort Pierce is currently growing at a rate of 1.26% annually and its population has increased by 13.60% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 41,590 in 2010. Spanning over 30 miles, Fort Pierce has a population density of 1,996 people per square mile.

The average household income in Fort Pierce is $46,755 with a poverty rate of 32.35%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $915 per month, and the median house value is $100,100. The median age in Fort Pierce is 37.7 years, 35.3 years for males, and 39.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 88.9 males.

Fort Pierce Demographics

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

  • White: 54.42%
  • Black or African American: 38.05%
  • Other race: 3.88%
  • Two or more races: 1.97%
  • Asian: 0.94%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.47%
  • Native American: 0.27%
The current population of Fort Pierce, Florida is 47,245, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 46,071.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 41,590.

Fort Pierce, Florida Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White24,39954.42%
Black or African American17,05938.05%
Some Other Race1,7383.88%
Two or More Races8831.97%
Asian4220.94%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2100.47%
American Indian and Alaska Native1220.27%

Fort Pierce Population Pyramid 2020

Fort Pierce Median Age

37.7


Total

35.3


Male

39.3


Female

Fort Pierce Adults

There are 33,707 adults, (7,419 of whom are seniors) in Fort Pierce.

Fort Pierce Age Dependency

70.5

Age Dependency Ratio

28.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Fort Pierce Sex Ratio

Female

23,729

52.93%

Male

21,104

47.07%

Fort Pierce Households and Families

Fort Pierce Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Fort Pierce Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married65.8%34.2%
All47.2%52.8%
Non Family45.2%54.8%
Male35.7%64.3%
Female24.9%75.1%

47.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All16,4992.6847.2
Non Family6,5681.2245.2
Married5,4663.4765.8
Female3,3743.8424.9
Male1,0913.8835.7

3.48

Average Family Size

2.68

Average Household Size

5.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.6%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Fort Pierce Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,18410.90%
9th to 12th Grade3,36711.52%
High School Graduate10,47235.83%
Some College4,77116.33%
Associates Degree3,04910.43%
Bachelors Degree2,8219.65%
Graduate Degree1,5595.33%

Fort Pierce Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White12,64511,4962,987
Black10,5057,951918
Hispanic5,4632,722201
Other Race75044144
Multiple Races41428441
Asian297286159
Native American12210858
Islander3737

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 53.54%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$24,427$26,123$22,103
Less Than High School$17,342$20,103$13,979
High School Grad$22,151$25,418$16,803
Some College$30,207$37,478$27,738
Bachelors Degree$32,381$30,066$36,706
Graduate Degree$51,544$57,241$48,750

$24,427

Average Earnings

$26,123

Average Male

$22,103

Average Female

Fort Pierce Language

Fort Pierce Language by Age

Fort Pierce Language

72.45% of Fort Pierce residents speak only English, while 27.55% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 21.13% of the population.

Fort Pierce Poverty

Fort Pierce Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black16,8836,30437.34%
Hispanic10,2413,74636.58%
White15,9853,70423.17%
Other1,7261,09663.50%
Multiple88140045.40%
Islander210210100.00%
Asian42219947.16%
Native1222722.13%

32.35%

Overall Poverty Rate

30.59%

Male Poverty Rate

33.91%

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 Native, with 22.13% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.04%. Among those working part-time, it was 35.15%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 40.60%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School40.77%
High School33.14%
Some College19.02%
Bachelors or Greater12.04%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed34.05%
Male Unemployed25.00%
Female Employed20.88%
Male Employed14.33%

Fort Pierce Income

Fort Pierce Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$30,445$46,755
Families$37,492$54,075
Married Families$54,899-
Non Families$21,735$33,610

Fort Pierce Marital Status

Fort Pierce Marital Status

Marriage Rates

34.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.3%

Male Marriage Rate

31.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Fort Pierce Married by Age and Sex

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

Fort Pierce Veterans

2,208

Number of Veterans

2,079

Male Veterans

129

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam844
World War II255
Korea235
First Gulf War158
Second Gulf War157
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,6988.72%
Black4844.01%
Hispanic1361.94%
2 or More264.85%

$Fort Pierce Veterans by Education

7.85%

Veteran Poverty Rate

44.39%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fort Pierce Employment Status

53.6%

Labor Force Participation

49.5%

Employment Rate

7.7%

Unemployment Rate

Fort Pierce Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

49.53%

Born in Florida

83.19%

Native Born

16.81%

Foreign Born

11.13%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

83.19% of Fort Pierce residents were born in the United States, with 49.53% having been born in Florida. 11.13% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202047,2455871.26%
201946,6585871.27%
201846,0714751.04%
201745,5965871.30%
201645,0098331.89%
201544,1767541.74%
201443,4225031.17%
201342,9192890.68%
201242,6302960.70%
201142,3342580.61%
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%