Port St. Lucie is a relatively large coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 217,523 people and 40 constituent neighborhoods, Port St. Lucie is the seventh largest community in Florida. Port St. Lucie has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Port St. Lucie, where the median household income is $62,380.00.
Unlike some cities, Port St. Lucie isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Port St. Lucie are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Port St. Lucie is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Port St. Lucie who work in sales jobs (12.52%), office and administrative support (11.14%), and management occupations (10.55%).
One of the nice things about Port St. Lucie 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 population of Port St. Lucie overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Port St. Lucie, 23.41% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Port St. Lucie in 2018 was $29,081, which is middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $116,324 for a family of four. However, Port St. Lucie contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Port St. Lucie is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Port St. Lucie home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Port St. Lucie residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Port St. Lucie also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 21.68% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Port St. Lucie include Irish, Italian, German, English, and Haitian.
In addition, Port St. Lucie has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (18.09%).
The most common language spoken in Port St. Lucie is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.