Income/capita 44%
Household income 52%
Unemployment 42%
IndexFort PierceFloridaNational
Income per capita$16,712$27,598$29,829
Median household income$26,506$48,900$55,322
Median income owner occupied$39,189$59,209$70,586
Median income renter occupied$19,336$34,622$35,192
Median earnings male$22,549$31,444$36,919
Median earnings female$19,440$25,332$26,250
Unemployment rate6.6%4.9%4.7%
Poverty level35.5%16.1%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Fort Pierce is 44% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Fort Pierce is 52% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Fort Pierce is 42% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Fort Pierce is 135% higher than the national average

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      Fort Pierce employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry16.9%3.2%
      Manufacturing sector6.5%6.7%
      Financial & insurance services0.8%3.5%
      Wholesale & retail services13.6%16.6%
      Public administration2.6%4.7%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.2%3.0%
      Education, health & social services7.5%37.8%

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      South Beach, FL3,325$102,94186%
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      White City, FL3,514$54,2212%
      Port St. Lucie, FL175,652$50,8298%
      Fort Pierce, FL43,883$26,50652%

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      Apex, NC43,893$95,28372%
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      Haltom City, TX43,864$45,76717%
      York, PA43,848$30,06846%
      Fort Pierce, FL43,883$26,50652%
      Source: The Fort Pierce, FL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).