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Saint Lucie County, Florida
Map of Florida highlighting Saint Lucie County
Location in the state of Florida
Map of the U.S. highlighting Florida
Florida's location in the U.S.
Founded March 14 1844
Named for Saint Lucie of Syracuse
Seat Fort Pierce
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

688 sq mi (1,782 km²)
572 sq mi (1,481 km²)
116 sq mi (300 km²), 16.80%
Population
 - (2020)
 - Density

329,226
337/sq mi (130/km²)
Website www.stlucieco.gov/

St. Lucie County is a county located in the state of Florida. As of 2020, the population was 329,226. The county seat is Fort Pierce.

History[]

The current St. Lucie County was created in 1905 from the southern part of Brevard County. Brevard County had been named St. Lucie County from 1844 until 1855 when it was renamed Brevard County. In 1925, Indian River County was created out of the northern part of St Lucie County, while Martin County was created from a small part of southeastern St. Lucie County and the northern part of Palm Beach County. Much of western St Lucie County had gone in 1917 to form Okeechobee County.

Geography[]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,782 km² (688 sq mi). 1,483 km² (572 sq mi) of it is land and 299 km² (116 sq mi) of it is water, much of it in the Atlantic Ocean. The total area is 16.80% water.

St. Lucie County is part of the Port St. Lucie Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Adjacent Counties[]

Demographics[]

As of the census² of 2000, there were 192,695 people, 76,933 households, and 54,237 families residing in the county. The population density was 130/km² (337/sq mi). There were 91,262 housing units at an average density of 62/km² (159/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 79.14% White, 15.42% African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.95% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 2.37% from other races, and 1.82% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.16% of the population. 86.6% spoke English, 7.6% Spanish, 1.6% French Creole and 1.0% French as their first language. 3.3% of the population identified themselves as being of non-Hispanic West Indian Ancestry. (Source=http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/ThematicMapFramesetServlet?_bm=y&-context=tm&-tm_name=DEC_2000_SF3_U_M00139&-ds_name=DEC_2000_SF3_U&-CONTEXT=tm&-tree_id=403&-all_geo_types=N&-geo_id=04000US12&-format=&-_lang=en#?360,221)

In 2005 St. Lucie county had a population that was 69.2% non-Hispanic white, 16.5% African-American, 12.4% Latino and 1.3% Asian. (Source=http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/12/12111.html).

In 2000 there were 76,933 households out of which 26.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.30% were married couples living together, 11.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.50% were non-families. 23.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the county the population was spread out with 22.60% under the age of 18, 6.60% from 18 to 24, 25.10% from 25 to 44, 23.00% from 45 to 64, and 22.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 95.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $36,363, and the median income for a family was $41,381. Males had a median income of $30,047 versus $22,684 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,790. About 9.60% of families and 13.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.50% of those under age 18 and 7.70% of those age 65 or over.

Politics[]

According to St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elections website, registered voters as of September 10, 2020, totaled 217,666: Democratic 85,714, Republican 72,554, NPA 56,500, Other 2,898.[1] St. Lucie County has favored the Democratic Party in recent decades, but in 2016 and 2020, it voted for Republican Party candidate Donald Trump.

United States presidential election results for St. Lucie County, Florida[2]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 86,831 50.38% 84,137 48.82% 1,381 0.80%
2016 70,289 49.50% 66,881 47.10% 4,823 3.40%
2012 56,202 45.58% 65,869 53.42% 1,230 1.00%
2008 52,512 43.41% 67,125 55.49% 1,337 1.11%
2004 47,592 47.56% 51,835 51.80% 636 0.64%
2000 34,705 44.50% 41,560 53.29% 1,725 2.21%
1996 28,899 39.10% 36,169 48.94% 8,838 11.96%
1992 24,400 35.76% 23,876 34.99% 19,957 29.25%
1988 32,319 64.54% 17,446 34.84% 314 0.63%
1984 28,200 68.37% 13,040 31.61% 7 0.02%
1980 18,126 60.76% 10,347 34.69% 1,357 4.55%
1976 11,502 47.51% 12,386 51.16% 321 1.33%
1972 14,258 75.40% 4,593 24.29% 59 0.31%
1968 7,281 43.02% 5,232 30.92% 4,410 26.06%
1964 7,204 48.18% 7,748 51.82% 0 0.00%
1960 6,354 54.24% 5,360 45.76% 0 0.00%
1956 5,435 66.56% 2,731 33.44% 0 0.00%
1952 4,667 62.65% 2,782 37.35% 0 0.00%
1948 1,689 38.04% 1,704 38.38% 1,047 23.58%
1944 920 30.17% 2,129 69.83% 0 0.00%
1940 962 30.73% 2,169 69.27% 0 0.00%
1936 497 20.34% 1,946 79.66% 0 0.00%
1932 390 19.58% 1,602 80.42% 0 0.00%
1928 983 55.88% 741 42.13% 35 1.99%
1924 524 36.95% 722 50.92% 172 12.13%
1920 707 35.40% 1,167 58.44% 123 6.16%
1916 134 13.14% 703 68.92% 183 17.94%
1912 45 8.89% 352 69.57% 109 21.54%
1908 63 14.52% 280 64.52% 91 20.97%



Municipalities[]

Incorporated[]

  1. City of Fort Pierce
  2. City of Port St. Lucie
  3. Village of St. Lucie

Unincorporated[]

References[]

External links[]

Governmental[]

Non-governmental[]

Coordinates: 27°23′N 80°26′W / 27.38, -80.44

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