St. Lucie County (Southwest) PUMA, FL

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2022 Population
121,104
44% 1-year decline
US Senator
Marco Rubio
Republican Party
US Senator
Rick Scott
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
45.2
2.96% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
6.43%
24.2% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$79,857
16.3% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$316,400
28.4% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, St. Lucie County (Southwest) PUMA, FL had a population of 121k people with a median age of 45.2 and a median household income of $79,857. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of St. Lucie County (Southwest) PUMA, FL declined from 216,282 to 121,104, a −44% decrease and its median household income grew from $68,691 to $79,857, a 16.3% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in St. Lucie County (Southwest) PUMA, FL are White (Non-Hispanic) (51%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (17.8%), White (Hispanic) (10.7%), Two+ (Hispanic) (8.64%), and Other (Hispanic) (4.61%).

26.2% of the households in St. Lucie County (Southwest) PUMA, FL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

95.2% of the residents in St. Lucie County (Southwest) PUMA, FL are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in St. Lucie County (Southwest) PUMA, FL was $316,400, and the homeownership rate was 84.7%.

Most people in St. Lucie County (Southwest) PUMA, FL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 30.1 minutes. The average car ownership in St. Lucie County (Southwest) PUMA, FL was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

St. Lucie County (Southwest) PUMA, FL is home to a population of 121k people, from which 95.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 21.2% of St. Lucie County (Southwest) PUMA, FL residents were born outside of the country (25.7k people).

In 2022, there were 2.87 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (61.8k people) in St. Lucie County (Southwest) PUMA, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 21.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 12.9k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in St. Lucie County (Southwest) PUMA, FL are Spanish (19,604 households), Haitian (4,408 households), and Portuguese (1,537 households).

Citizenship

95.2%
2022 Citizenship
94.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 95.2% of St. Lucie County (Southwest) PUMA, FL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in St. Lucie County (Southwest) PUMA, FL was 94.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in St. Lucie County (Southwest) PUMA, FL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    61.8k ± 2.71k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    21.5k ± 2.38k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    12.9k ± 2.02k
24.6%
Hispanic Population
29.8k people

In 2022, there were 2.87 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (61.8k people) in St. Lucie County (Southwest) PUMA, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 21.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 12.9k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

24.6% of the people in St. Lucie County (Southwest) PUMA, FL are hispanic (29.8k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in St. Lucie County (Southwest) PUMA, FL as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

21.2%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
25.7k people
18.9%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
41k people

As of 2022, 21.2% of St. Lucie County (Southwest) PUMA, FL residents (25.7k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in St. Lucie County (Southwest) PUMA, FL was 18.9%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    19,604 households (17%)
  2. Haitian
    4,408 households (3.83%)
  3. Portuguese
    1,537 households (1.34%)

26.2% of the households in St. Lucie County (Southwest) PUMA, FL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is higher than the national average of 21.7%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in St. Lucie County (Southwest) PUMA, FL was Spanish. 17% of the households in St. Lucie County (Southwest) PUMA, FL reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,903 ± 768
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,200 ± 786
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,919 ± 500

St. Lucie County (Southwest) PUMA, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.32 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of St. Lucie County (Southwest) PUMA, FL employs 54.7k people. The largest industries in St. Lucie County (Southwest) PUMA, FL are Construction (4,356 people), Restaurants & Food Services (3,042 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,821 people), and the highest paying industries are Management, scientific & technical consulting services ($97,372), Computer Systems Design ($90,942), and Electric power generation, transmission & distribution ($88,949).

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
42,856
Women
47.5%
47,441
Men
52.5%

The workforce of St. Lucie County (Southwest) PUMA, FL in 2020 was 90,297 people, with 47.5% woman, and 52.5% men.

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Occupations

54.7k
2022 Value
−40.8%
1 Year decline
± −40.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in St. Lucie County (Southwest) PUMA, FL declined at a rate of −40.8%, from 92.3k employees to 54.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in St. Lucie County (Southwest) PUMA, FL, are Registered nurses (2,055 people), Cashiers (1,781 people), and Other managers (1,774 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of St. Lucie County (Southwest) PUMA, FL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

54.7k
2022 Value
−40.8%
1 Year decline
± −40.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in St. Lucie County (Southwest) PUMA, FL declined at a rate of −40.8%, from 92.3k employees to 54.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in St. Lucie County (Southwest) PUMA, FL, are Construction (4,356 people), Restaurants & Food Services (3,042 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,821 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of St. Lucie County (Southwest) PUMA, FL, though some of these residents may live in St. Lucie County (Southwest) PUMA, FL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$48,518
Median earning men ± $4,128
$35,767
Median earning women ± $3,371

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($112,736), Manufacturing ($60,813), and Public Administration ($54,568).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($60,082), Public Administration ($55,095), and Wholesale Trade ($53,575).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
4.23%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 9.69M people employed in Florida. This represents a 4.23% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 12.6%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Florida.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Florida went to Donald J. Trump with 51.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (47.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.635%).

Marco Rubio and Rick Scott are the senators currently representing the state of Florida. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Florida is currently represented by 28 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Florida

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Marco Rubio
Senator from Florida3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Rick Scott
Senator from Florida1
Assumed office on January 8, 2019
Inauguration delayed in order to finish his term as Governor of Florida.

Marco Rubio and Rick Scott are the senators currently representing Florida.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Florida

Florida is currently represented by 28 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Florida have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 0.797% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.18% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of St. Lucie County (Southwest) PUMA, FL in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (30.4k), Some college (23.3k), and Bachelors Degree (17.6k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in St. Lucie County (Southwest) PUMA, FL was $316,400 in 2022, which is 1.12 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $246,400 to $316,400, a 28.4% increase. The homeownership rate in St. Lucie County (Southwest) PUMA, FL is 84.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in St. Lucie County (Southwest) PUMA, FL have an average commute time of 30.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in St. Lucie County (Southwest) PUMA, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in St. Lucie County (Southwest) PUMA, FL is $79,857. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in St. Lucie County (Southwest) PUMA, FL was Broward County (West) Weston, Sunrise (S), Davie (W) Cities & Southwest Ranches Town PUMA, FL with a value of $132,692, followed by St. Johns County (Northwest) PUMA, FL and Broward County (NNW)--Coral Springs (North), Parkland, & Coconut Creek (North) Cities PUMA, FL, with respective values of $130,719 and $119,820.

Property

$316,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$9,943
$36,688
Median Property Taxes
±$2,225

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In St. Lucie County (Southwest) PUMA, FL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in St. Lucie County (Southwest) PUMA, FL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

84.7%
Homeownership
2022
68.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 84.7% of the housing units in St. Lucie County (Southwest) PUMA, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 81.3%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in St. Lucie County (Southwest) PUMA, FL was Broward County (West) Weston, Sunrise (S), Davie (W) Cities & Southwest Ranches Town PUMA, FL with a value of $132,692, followed by St. Johns County (Northwest) PUMA, FL and Broward County (NNW)--Coral Springs (North), Parkland, & Coconut Creek (North) Cities PUMA, FL, with respective values of $130,719 and $119,820.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in St. Lucie County (Southwest) PUMA, FL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$79,857
Median Household Income
± $3,536
43.3k
Number of Households
± 2,454

In 2022, the median household income of the 43.3k households in St. Lucie County (Southwest) PUMA, FL grew to $79,857 from the previous year's value of $68,691.

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Wage Distribution

0.407
2022 Wage GINI in St. Lucie County (Southwest) PUMA, FL
0.394
2021 Wage GINI in St. Lucie County (Southwest) PUMA, FL

In 2022, the income inequality in St. Lucie County (Southwest) PUMA, FL was 0.407 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 3.19% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for St. Lucie County (Southwest) PUMA, FL was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in St. Lucie County (Southwest) PUMA, FL in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (80.4%)
  2. Worked At Home (9.28%)
  3. Carpooled (8.13%)

In 2022, 80.4% of workers in St. Lucie County (Southwest) PUMA, FL drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (9.28%) and those who carpooled to work (8.13%).

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Commute Time

30.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in St. Lucie County (Southwest) PUMA, FL have a longer commute time (30.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.35% of the workforce in St. Lucie County (Southwest) PUMA, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in St. Lucie County (Southwest) PUMA, FL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in St. Lucie County (Southwest) PUMA, FL have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

6.43% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in St. Lucie County (Southwest) PUMA, FL (7.75k out of 121k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 65 - 74.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in St. Lucie County (Southwest) PUMA, FL is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

89.9% of the population of St. Lucie County (Southwest) PUMA, FL has health coverage, with 41.7% on employee plans, 12.2% on Medicaid, 16.6% on Medicare, 17.8% on non-group plans, and 1.59% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Florida see 1372 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.939% decrease from the previous year (1385 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1631 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 546 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,372 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Florida

Primary care physicians in Florida see an average of 1,372 patients per year. This represents a 0.939% decrease from the previous year (1,385 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.3% under 18 years, 17.5% between 18 and 34 years, 38.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 22.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.4% were men and 50.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

10.1%
Uninsured
41.7%
Employer Coverage
12.2%
Medicaid
16.6%
Medicare
17.8%
Non-Group
1.59%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in St. Lucie County (Southwest) PUMA, FL declined by 10.8% from 11.3% to 10.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in St. Lucie County (Southwest) PUMA, FL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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