St. Lucie County, FL

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Population

321,128

2.43% growth

Poverty Rate

16.6%


Median Age

45.2


Median Household Income

$54,098

8.06% growth

Number of Employees

134,834

1.31% growth

Median Property Value

$214,200

19.2% growth

About

In 2018, St. Lucie County, FL had a population of 321k people with a median age of 45.2 and a median household income of $54,098. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of St. Lucie County, FL grew from 313,506 to 321,128, a 2.43% increase and its median household income grew from $50,062 to $54,098, a 8.06% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in St. Lucie County, FL are White (Non-Hispanic) (56.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (19.8%), White (Hispanic) (15.8%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (2.11%), and Some Other Race (Hispanic) (2%). N/A% of the people in St. Lucie County, FL speak a non-English language, and 94.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in St. Lucie County, FL are Indian River State College (5,014 degrees awarded in 2017), Fortis Institute-Port Saint Lucie (172 degrees), and Virginia College-Fort Pierce (164 degrees).

The median property value in St. Lucie County, FL is $214,200, and the homeownership rate is 73.7%. Most people in St. Lucie County, FL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26.8 minutes. The average car ownership in St. Lucie County, FL is 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of St. Lucie County, FL employs 135k people. The largest industries in St. Lucie County, FL are Health Care & Social Assistance (22,502 people), Retail Trade (19,628 people), and Construction (11,786 people), and the highest paying industries are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($57,155), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($56,381), and Public Administration ($55,511).

Median household income in St. Lucie County, FL is $54,098. Males in St. Lucie County, FL have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,612. The income inequality in St. Lucie County, FL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.474, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$54,098

2018 value

± $3,900

8.06%

1 Year Growth

± 8.47%

Households in St. Lucie County, FL have a median annual income of $54,098, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $50,062 in 2017, which represents a 8.06% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$62,257

Average Male Salary

± $878

$46,612

Average Female Salary

± $604

In 2018, full-time male employees in Florida made 1.34 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Florida by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $56,219 ± $3,256

  2. White

    $51,352 ± $590

  3. American Indian

    $40,596 ± $5,196

In 2018 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Florida workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.09 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Florida by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for St. Lucie County, FL is from Florida.

0.474

2018 Wage GINI

0.473

2017 Wage GINI

In 2018, the income inequality in Florida was 0.474 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.214% growth from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2018 the GINI for Florida was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Florida in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Florida across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 3821.09

  2. Census Tract 3813

  3. Census Tract 3820.06

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in St. Lucie County, FL was Census Tract 3821.09 with a value of $74,910, followed by Census Tract 3813 and Census Tract 3820.06, with respective values of $67,012 and $66,702.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in St. Lucie County, FL (49.2k out of 296k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 45 - 54.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    30,440 ± 1,779

  2. Black

    14,531 ± 1,088

  3. Hispanic

    11,545 ± 1,192

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

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

135k

2018 Value

± 8,966

1.31%

1 Year growth

± 9.09%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in St. Lucie County, FL grew at a rate of 1.31%, from 133k employees to 135k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in St. Lucie County, FL, are Sales & Related Occupations (17,495 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (17,206 people), and Management Occupations (11,932 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of St. Lucie County, FL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of St. Lucie County, FL, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (17,495 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (17,206 people), and Management Occupations (11,932 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, St. Lucie County, FL has an unusually high number of residents working as Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.78 times higher than expected), Personal Care & Service Occupations (1.64 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (1.34 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of St. Lucie County, FL, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($80,979), Protective Service Occupations ($70,610), and Community & Social Service Occupations ($65,185).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

135k

2018 Value

± 8,966

1.31%

1 Year growth

± 9.09%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in St. Lucie County, FL grew at a rate of 1.31%, from 133k employees to 135k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in St. Lucie County, FL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (22,502 people), Retail Trade (19,628 people), and Construction (11,786 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of St. Lucie County, FL, though some of these residents may live in St. Lucie County, FL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in St. Lucie County, FL, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (22,502 people), Retail Trade (19,628 people), and Construction (11,786 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, St. Lucie County, FL has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (2.51 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.79 times), and Other Services, Except Public Administration (1.58 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in St. Lucie County, FL, by median earnings, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($57,155), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($56,381), and Public Administration ($55,511).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Florida to other states, or from other states to Florida.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $63.5B

  2. $51.6B

  3. $41.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Florida product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $63.5B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($51.6B) and Electronics ($41.8B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Florida products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$497B

2020 Value

$714B

Projected 2045 Value

43.6% growth

In 2020, total outbound Florida trade was $497B. This is expected to increase 43.6% to $714B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Florida trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Florida to other states, or from other states to Florida.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $19.5B

  2. $16.6B

  3. $11.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Florida domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $19.5B, followed by Texas with $16.6B and California and $11.5B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Florida shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

88.2% of the population of St. Lucie County, FL has health coverage, with 36.1% on employee plans, 16.9% on Medicaid, 18.5% on Medicare, 14.5% on non-group plans, and 2.21% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of St. Lucie County, FL was $8,076 in 2014. This is a 5.05% increase from the previous year ($7,688).

Primary care physicians in St. Lucie County, FL see 2530 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.6% increase from the previous year (2466 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2786 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 755 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Gadsden County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.9%). Additionally, Liberty County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,530 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in St. Lucie County, FL see an average of 2,530 patients per year. This represents a 2.6% increase from the previous year (2,466 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in St. Lucie County, FL in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,076

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,606

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,175

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,229

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Florida (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.05%, from $7,688 to $8,076.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

11.8%

Uninsured

36.1%

Employer Coverage

16.9%

Medicaid

18.5%

Medicare

14.5%

Non-Group

2.21%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in St. Lucie County, FL declined by 23% from 15.3% to 11.8%.

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

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16.9% prevalence

  2. 15.8% prevalence

  3. 15.5% prevalence

Gadsden County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Florida, at 16.9%.

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Diversity

St. Lucie County, FL is home to a population of 321k people, from which 94.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 15.5% of St. Lucie County, FL residents were born outside of the country (48.7k people).

In 2018, there were 2.86 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (182k people) in St. Lucie County, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 63.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 50.8k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.2

53

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.8

In 2018, the median age of all people in St. Lucie County, FL was 45.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 53. But people in St. Lucie County, FL are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all St. Lucie County, FL residents was 45.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

15.5%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

48.7k people

15.4%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

47.3k people

As of 2017, 15.5% of St. Lucie County, FL residents (48.7k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in St. Lucie County, FL was 15.4%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

The following chart shows the percentage of foreign-born residents in St. Lucie County, FL compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Cuba

    1,028,508 ± 24,290 people

  2. Haiti

    339,246 ± 14,186 people

  3. Colombia

    285,400 ± 13,028 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Florida was Cuba, the natal country of 1,028,508 Florida residents, followed by Haiti with 339,246 and Colombia with 285,400.

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Citizenship

94.5%

2018 Citizenship

92.4%

2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 94.5% of St. Lucie County, FL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in St. Lucie County, FL was 92.4%, 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, FL

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    182k ± 391

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    63.5k ± 2.77k

  3. White (Hispanic)

    50.8k ± 3.42k

In 2018, there were 2.86 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (182k people) in St. Lucie County, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 63.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 50.8k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    9,546 ± 2,905

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    4,862 ± 1,989

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    2,388 ± 1,108

St. Lucie County, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.96 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in St. Lucie County, FL awarded 5,425 degrees. The student population of St. Lucie County, FL is skewed towards women, with 7,327 male students and 11,183 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in St. Lucie County, FL are White (3,036 and 57%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,023 and 19.2%), Black or African American (873 and 16.4%), and Unknown (164 and 3.08%).

The largest universities in St. Lucie County, FL by number of degrees awarded are Indian River State College (5,014 and 92.4%), Fortis Institute-Port Saint Lucie (172 and 3.17%), and Virginia College-Fort Pierce (164 and 3.02%).

The most popular majors in St. Lucie County, FL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (2,103 and 38.8%), General Business Administration & Management (331 and 6.1%), and Registered Nursing (239 and 4.41%).

The median tuition costs in St. Lucie County, FL are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $2,496 and $9,360 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 2,103 degrees awarded

  2. 159 degrees awarded

  3. 70 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in St. Lucie County, FL was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 2,103 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in St. Lucie County, FL according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 5,014 degrees awarded

  2. 172 degrees awarded

  3. 164 degrees awarded

$2,496

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the St. Lucie County, FL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Indian River State College with 5,014 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

2,134

Degrees Awarded to Men

3,291

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 2,134 men were awarded degrees from institutions in St. Lucie County, FL, which is 0.648 times less than the 3,291 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in St. Lucie County, FL by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,036 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,023 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    873 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in St. Lucie County, FL were to White students. These 3,036 degrees mean that there were 2.97 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,023 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in St. Lucie County, FL was $214,200 in 2018, which is 0.933 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $179,700 to $214,200, a 19.2% increase. The homeownership rate in St. Lucie County, FL is 73.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in St. Lucie County, FL have an average commute time of 26.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in St. Lucie County, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$214,200

2018 Median

± $8,702

$179,700

2017 Median

± $12,842

In 2018, the median property value in St. Lucie County, FL grew to to $214,200 from the previous year's value of $179,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in St. Lucie County, FL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In St. Lucie County, FL the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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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.

$54,098

Median Household Income

± $3,900

119k

Number of Households

± 7,286

In 2018, the median household income of the 119k households in St. Lucie County, FL grew to $54,098 from the previous year's value of $50,062.

The following chart displays the households in St. Lucie County, FL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in St. Lucie County, FL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In St. Lucie County, FL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

73.7%

2018 Homeownership

72.4%

2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 73.7% of the housing units in St. Lucie County, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in St. Lucie County, FL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

26.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in St. Lucie County, FL have a longer commute time (26.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.87% of the workforce in St. Lucie County, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.1%

  2. Carpooled

    9.64%

  3. Worked At Home

    6.05%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in St. Lucie County, FL was Drove Alone (81.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.64%) and those who Worked At Home (6.05%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in St. Lucie County, 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, FL have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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