Fort Pierce, FL

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Living in Fort Pierce

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.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Fort Pierce is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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%).

Fort Pierce is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Fort Pierce rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.10% of adults 25 and older in Fort Pierce have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

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.

Fort Pierce also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 18.12%.

The most common language spoken in Fort Pierce is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.