Fort Pierce is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 46,103 people and 19 constituent neighborhoods, Fort Pierce is the 67th largest community in Florida.
Fort Pierce is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Fort Pierce is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Fort Pierce who work in sales jobs (14.61%), office and administrative support (12.25%), and food service (7.69%).
One of the nice things about Fort Pierce is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
The citizens of Fort Pierce are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 16.10% of adults in Fort Pierce have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Fort Pierce in 2018 was $19,388, which is low income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $77,552 for a family of four. However, Fort Pierce contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Fort Pierce is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Fort Pierce home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fort Pierce residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Fort Pierce also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 22.77% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fort Pierce include Haitian, German, Irish, English, and Italian.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Fort Pierce's cultural character, accounting for 18.12% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Fort Pierce is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.