St. Lucie County, FL

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2020 Population
320,914
2.55% 1-year growth
US Senator
Marco Rubio
Republican Party
US Senator
Rick Scott
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
45.5
0.887% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
13.1%
1.63% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$55,237
5.57% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$209,700
12.2% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
137,781
4.1% 1-year growth

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In 2020, St. Lucie County, FL had a population of 321k people with a median age of 45.5 and a median household income of $55,237. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of St. Lucie County, FL grew from 312,947 to 320,914, a 2.55% increase and its median household income grew from $52,322 to $55,237, a 5.57% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in St. Lucie County, FL are White (Non-Hispanic) (56.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (19.6%), White (Hispanic) (13.9%), Two+ (Hispanic) (2.42%), and Other (Hispanic) (2.11%).

None of the households in St. Lucie County, 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.

93.4% of the residents in St. Lucie County, FL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in St. Lucie County, FL are Indian River State College (4,518 degrees awarded in 2020), Fortis Institute-Port Saint Lucie (218 degrees), and Aviator College of Aeronautical Science and Technology (114 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in St. Lucie County, FL was $209,700, and the homeownership rate was 75.1%.

Most people in St. Lucie County, FL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.8 minutes. The average car ownership in St. Lucie County, FL was 2 cars per household.

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geosearchPopulation & Diversity

St. Lucie County, FL is home to a population of 321k people, from which 93.4% are citizens. As of 2020, 16.1% of St. Lucie County, FL residents were born outside of the country (51.8k people).

In 2020, there were 2.88 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (181k people) in St. Lucie County, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 63k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 44.6k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

93.4%
2020 Citizenship
93%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 93.4% of St. Lucie County, FL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in St. Lucie County, FL was 93%, 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)
    181k ± 629
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    63k ± 1.27k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    44.6k ± 2.11k
19.3%
Hispanic Population
62.1k people

In 2020, there were 2.88 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (181k people) in St. Lucie County, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 63k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 44.6k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

19.3% of the people in St. Lucie County, FL are hispanic (62.1k people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Cuba
    1,006,483 ± 24,039 people
  2. Haiti
    335,997 ± 14,118 people
  3. Colombia
    281,766 ± 12,945 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Florida was Cuba, the natal country of 1,006,483 Florida residents, followed by Haiti with 335,997 and Colombia with 281,766.

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Foreign-Born Population

16.1%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
51.8k people
16.8%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
52.4k people

As of 2020, 16.1% of St. Lucie County, FL residents (51.8k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in St. Lucie County, FL was 16.8%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    8,714 ± 1,136
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    3,283 ± 720
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    3,116 ± 717

St. Lucie County, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.65 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of St. Lucie County, FL employs 138k people. The largest industries in St. Lucie County, FL are Health Care & Social Assistance (21,152 people), Retail Trade (20,391 people), and Construction (12,689 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($54,107), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($51,607), and Public Administration ($50,445).

Males in Florida have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $48,168. The income inequality in Florida (measured using the Gini index) is 0.472, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

138k
2020 Value
± 4,289
4.1%
1 Year growth
± 4.13%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in St. Lucie County, FL grew at a rate of 4.1%, from 132k employees to 138k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in St. Lucie County, FL, are Sales & Related Occupations (18,784 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (16,256 people), and Management Occupations (13,398 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of St. Lucie County, FL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

138k
2020 Value
± 4,289
4.1%
1 Year growth
± 4.13%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in St. Lucie County, FL grew at a rate of 4.1%, from 132k employees to 138k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in St. Lucie County, FL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (21,152 people), Retail Trade (20,391 people), and Construction (12,689 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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Median Earnings by Industry

$37,060
Median earning men ± $1,389
$28,207
Median earning women ± $1,380

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($62,540), Manufacturing ($52,801), and Information ($46,056).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($41,067), Wholesale Trade ($36,792), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($35,456).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Florida. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 2,669
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,493
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 1,150
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $1.47M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. $501k
    Manufacturing
  3. $410k
    Retail Trade

The chart shows the total annual payroll and the average annual payroll by industry.

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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. $94.8B
  2. $62.6B
  3. $59.6B

In 2020, the top outbound Florida product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $94.8B, followed by Electronics ($62.6B) and Pharmaceuticals ($59.6B).

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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$688B
2020 Value in Florida
$1.41T
Projected 2050 Value in Florida
105% growth

In 2020, total outbound Florida trade was $688B. This is expected to increase 105% to $1.41T by 2050.

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. $24.9B
  2. $19.2B
  3. $15.8B

In 2020, the top outbound Florida domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $24.9B, followed by California with $19.2B and Texas and $15.8B.

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

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in St. Lucie County, FL went to Donald J. Trump with 50.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (48.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.446%).

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 27 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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Florida over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Florida

Florida is currently represented by 27 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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In 2020, universities in St. Lucie County, FL awarded 4,867 degrees. The student population of St. Lucie County, FL in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 6,161 male students and 9,886 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in St. Lucie County, FL are White (2,486 and 51.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,191 and 24.7%), Black or African American (734 and 15.3%), and Unknown (166 and 3.45%).

The largest universities in St. Lucie County, FL by number of degrees awarded are Indian River State College (4,518 and 92.8%), Fortis Institute-Port Saint Lucie (218 and 4.48%), and Aviator College of Aeronautical Science and Technology (114 and 2.34%).

The most popular majors in St. Lucie County, FL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (2,032 and 41.8%), General Business Administration & Management (320 and 6.57%), and Registered Nursing (308 and 6.33%).

The median tuition cost in St. Lucie County, FL for a public four year colleges is $2,496 for in-state students and $9,360 for out-of-state students.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2020 there were 16,047 students enrolled in St. Lucie County, FL, 38.4% men and 61.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 7,260 records, of which 61.4% were women and 38.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 2,032 degree-majors awarded
  2. 192 degree-majors awarded
  3. 48 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in St. Lucie County, FL was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 2,032 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

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 4,518 degrees awarded
  2. 218 degrees awarded
  3. 114 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Indian River State College with 4,518 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2020, 1,876 men were awarded degrees from institutions in St. Lucie County, FL, which is 0.627 times less than the 2,991 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 2,486 degrees mean that there were 2.09 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,191 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Private for-profit, 2-year ($13,081) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Private for-profit, 2-year ($11,330) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 1.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.09% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (4.93M), Some college (3.6M), and Bachelors Degree (3.09M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in St. Lucie County, FL was $209,700 in 2020, which is 0.913 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $186,900 to $209,700, a 12.2% increase. The homeownership rate in St. Lucie County, FL is 75.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in St. Lucie County, FL have an average commute time of 27.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in St. Lucie County, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in St. Lucie County, FL is $55,237. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in St. Lucie County, FL was Census Tract 3813 with a value of $77,122, followed by Census Tract 3819 and Census Tract 3817.01, with respective values of $74,336 and $70,438.

In 2021, 18.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in St. Lucie County, FL. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 4.02%.

Property

$209,700
Median Property Value 2020
±$4,629
$89,045
Median Property Taxes
±$3,096

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, 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, FL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

75.1%
Homeownership
2020
65.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 75.1% of the housing units in St. Lucie County, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 73.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 3813
  2. Census Tract 3819
  3. Census Tract 3817.01

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in St. Lucie County, FL was Census Tract 3813 with a value of $77,122, followed by Census Tract 3819 and Census Tract 3817.01, with respective values of $74,336 and $70,438.

The following map shows all of the tracts in St. Lucie County, 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.
$55,237
Median Household Income
± $1,568
119k
Number of Households
± 3,690

In 2020, the median household income of the 119k households in St. Lucie County, FL grew to $55,237 from the previous year's value of $52,322.

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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for St. Lucie County, FL is from Florida.
0.472
2020 Wage GINI in Florida
0.473
2019 Wage GINI in Florida

In 2020, the income inequality in Florida was 0.472 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.289% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Florida was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Florida in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (78.9%)
  2. Carpooled (11.8%)
  3. Worked At Home (5%)

In 2018, 78.9% of workers in St. Lucie County, FL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.8%) and those who worked at home (5%).

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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Commute Time

27.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in St. Lucie County, FL have a longer commute time (27.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 3.21% of the workforce in St. Lucie County, 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, 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.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 18.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in St. Lucie County, FL. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 4.02%.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in St. Lucie County, FL (41.6k out of 318k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 45 - 54, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 25 - 34.

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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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 15.7% of the children was living in poverty in St. Lucie County, FL. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 12.9%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 299 in St. Lucie County, FL. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 120 per 100,000 population.

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86.3% of the population of St. Lucie County, FL has health coverage, with 34.1% on employee plans, 16.6% on Medicaid, 17.5% on Medicare, 16.2% on non-group plans, and 1.92% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Florida 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 2699 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.29% increase from the previous year (2613 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2506 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 625 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.4% were men and 51.6% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Florida, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,699 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in St. Lucie County, FL

Primary care physicians in St. Lucie County, FL see an average of 2,699 patients per year. This represents a 3.29% increase from the previous year (2,613 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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Community Mobility

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.8% under 18 years, 17.7% between 18 and 34 years, 37.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 24.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.4% were men and 51.6% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

13.7%
Uninsured
34.1%
Employer Coverage
16.6%
Medicaid
17.5%
Medicare
16.2%
Non-Group
1.92%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in St. Lucie County, FL declined by 0.344% from 13.7% to 13.7%.

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 Outcomes

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In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 46.8 in St. Lucie County, FL.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 31.2% in St. Lucie County, FL.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 17.9% in St. Lucie County, FL.

The graphic shows the trend of the indicator in St. Lucie County, FL.

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