Port St. Lucie 83 Exceptional
Port St. Lucie Livability #118 ranked city in Florida#1,616 ranked city in the USARanks better than 94% of areas

Livability Awards

A+ Port St. Lucie Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
C Port St. Lucie Cost of Living Cost of living is 1% lower than Florida
Port St. Lucie
991% less expensive than the US average
991% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Port St. Lucie cost of living
A+ Port St. Lucie Crime Total crime is 57% lower than Florida
Total crime
93560% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 10760% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-6%Year over year crime is down
Port St. Lucie crime
D Port St. Lucie Employment Household income is 4% higher than Florida
Median household income
$50,8298% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$23,94520% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
6%23% higher than the US average
Port St. Lucie employment
B- Port St. Lucie Housing Home value is 10% lower than Florida
Median home value
$149,40019% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$1,17023% higher than the US average
Home ownership
76%20% higher than the US average
Port St. Lucie real estate or Port St. Lucie rentals
B- Port St. Lucie Schools HS graduation rate is 1% lower than Florida
High school grad. rates
82%1% lower than the US average
School test scores
57%17% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
21:131% higher than the US average
Port St. Lucie K-12 schools
A Port St. Lucie User Ratings There are a total of 36 ratings in Port St. Lucie
Overall user rating
80% 36 total ratings
User reviews rating
55% 2 total reviews
User surveys rating
84% 34 total surveys
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      Living in Port St. Lucie, FL

      Port St. Lucie, Florida is a mid-sized city with a population of 175,652 people. At 74%, the majority of the Port St. Lucie population is White; this is followed by 18% Black and 2% Asian. 76% of the people in Port St. Lucie (over the age of 15) are married and 64% have kids under the age of eighteen. Knowing that, it’s safe to say that this area could be a great place for other families to lay down roots.

      Without the right tools, relocating to any new area can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Port St. Lucie, Florida could be a great experience for anyone who puts in the time to do the research required. The best areas in Port St. Lucie and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from amenities, crime, education, employment, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the Florida and national averages.

      With a livability score of 81/100, Port St. Lucie is ranked #1,396 in the United States and #143 in Florida. Based on this score, Port St. Lucie would be considered a very livable city! The cherry on top is that Port St. Lucie also ranks in the top 10 percent of all cities. If we consider each of the categories on their own, we see that Port St. Lucie ranks well for amenities (A+), crime (A), weather (A) and housing (B-). There is at least one category that does not have great scores in Port St. Lucie. The following was graded with a disappointing score: employment (D).

      Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Port St. Lucie, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Some of the notable things to do include: Tradition Field, PGA Golf Club in PGA Village - Dye Course, and Superplay USA.

      Crime rates can be the deciding factor for anyone looking to relocate to a new area. Port St. Lucie gets top scores for their low violent crime rates of 99 crimes per 100,000 residents, which are significantly lower than the national average.

      Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Port St. Lucie is real estate affordability. The median home price for Port St. Lucie homes is $149,400, which is 10.4% lower than the Florida average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Port St. Lucie, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.9, which is 14.7% lower than the Florida average.

      Port St. Lucie transportation information

      StatisticPort St. LucieFloridaNational
      Average one way commute30min27min26min
      Workers who drive to work79.1%79.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool12.2%9.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.3%2.1%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.5%0.7%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.5%1.5%2.8%
      Working from home5.4%5.4%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Port St. Lucie, FL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).