Between 2000 and 2010, St. Lucie was one of the fastest growing counties in the U.S. With a total population increase of more than 80,000 during that time frame, the demographics and labor force are diversifying into a more knowledge based economy.
As of the 2013 Census Estimate, St. Lucie County is at a population of 286,832.
Incorporated in 1905, St. Lucie County is included in the Port St. Lucie, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Port St. Lucie, FL Combined Statistical Area. It is comprised of the City of Fort Pierce (county seat), City of Port St. Lucie and St. Lucie Village.
St. Lucie County Quick Facts
Square Miles: 572
Population (2009): 272,864
Labor Force (2009): 125,281
Average Wage Rate: $15.78/hour