Port Saint Lucie, Florida

Port Saint Lucie: The second most populous city in St. Lucie County, Florida. It is located on the Atlantic Coast of Florida. Port Saint Lucie is known for its many beaches, its many parks and green spaces, and its many attractions, such as the History Museum of Port Saint Lucie and the Savanna Recreation Area.

About

Port Saint Lucie is a city located in the county of Saint Lucie in the U.S. state of Florida. Its population at the 2010 census was 164,603 and a population density of 527 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 209,715 inhabitants.

The city was created 63 years ago in 1960.

Port St. Lucie is a city located on the southeast Atlantic coast of Florida in St. Lucie County. With around 210,000 residents, it is one of the largest cities on the Treasure Coast.

History and Development

Port St. Lucie originated as a planned residential community called River Park founded in 1958. It incorporated as a city in 1961.

Key historical facts:

  • Founded in 1958 by the General Development Corporation
  • Rapid growth fueled by migration and development
  • Officially incorporated as a city in 1961
  • Population boom as retirement destination starting in 1990s

Economy and Major Industries

The city relies on healthcare, retail, construction, and professional services. Top employers include:

  • Cleveland Clinic Tradition Hospital
  • St. Lucie Medical Center
  • Walmart distribution center
  • Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies

Attractions and Things to Do

Popular attractions include:

  • PGA Village for golfing and training
  • Botanical gardens and preserves like the Heathcote Botanical Gardens
  • Major League Baseball spring training
  • Fishing and boating along the St. Lucie River
  • Shopping malls like the Treasure Coast Square

Port St. Lucie provides natural amenities, recreation, and planned residential communities.

Port Saint Lucie locator map
Location of Port Saint Lucie on Florida map.

Quick Facts about Port Saint Lucie

Population : 209,715 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Florida (United States)
County : Saint Lucie County
Area : 312.11 km2
Altitude : 16 feet / 5 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1961 (63 years ago)
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 04:39:53 (25th February 2024)
Postal code : 34952
Density : 672 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 21.51% (2010-2020)
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Psl golf course
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Geography

Port Saint Lucie is located at 27°17'38"N 80°21'1"W (27.2939300, -80.3503300).

Port Saint Lucie map

Demographics

The population of Port Saint Lucie increased by 21.51% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 164,603 - census
2011 166,283 1.01% estimation process
2012 167,888 0.96% estimation process
2013 169,405 0.9% estimation process
2014 172,669 1.89% estimation process
2015 177,695 2.83% estimation process
2016 183,521 3.17% estimation process
2017 189,119 2.96% estimation process
2018 194,808 2.92% estimation process
2019 201,846 3.49% estimation process
2020 209,715 3.75% estimation process

Port Saint Lucie zip code is 34952. County name: St. Lucie, County fips: 12111

Port St. Lucie

Schools in Port Saint Lucie

College & universities near Port Saint Lucie, FL

Code Name City ZIP
445744 Fortis Institute-Port Saint Lucie Port Saint Lucie (FL) 34952
134228 Fort Pierce Beauty Academy Fort Pierce (FL) 34982-6333
134608 Indian River State College Fort Pierce (FL) 34981-5596
447847 Aviator College of Aeronautical Science and Technology Fort Pierce (FL) 34946
134510 Hobe Sound Bible College Hobe Sound (FL) 33455-1065

Stations (5)

Amtrak & bus stations near Port Saint Lucie, FL

Code Name Address Type
OKE Okeechobee 801 North Parrott Avenue RAIL
WPB West Palm Beach 201 South Tamarind Ave RAIL
DLB Delray Beach 345 South Congress Ave RAIL
SBG Sebring 601 East Center St RAIL
DFB Deerfield Beach 1300 W. Hillsboro Blvd RAIL

Post offices near Port Saint Lucie

Post Office Name City ZIP
Port Saint Lucie Midpor Post Office Port Saint Lucie (FL) 34952
Port Saint Lu Post Office Port Saint Lucie (FL) 34986
Fort Pier Post Office Fort Pierce (FL) 34981
Jensen Beach Post Office Jensen Beach (FL) 34957
Stuar Post Office Stuart (FL) 34994

Other cities in Saint Lucie County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Saint Lucie County , FL.

City Name Population Title
Fort Pierce 46,343 The most populous city in St.
Indian River Estates 6,220 Census-designated place in St.

Distance to Other Cities

Port Saint Lucie distances to largest Florida cities