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Encyclopedia > Fort Pierce, Florida

Fort Pierce is a city in St. Lucie County, Florida, USA. It is also known as the Sunrise City, sister to San Francisco, California, the Sunset City. The population was 37,516 at the 2000 census. As of 2004, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau is 37,959.[1] It is the county seat of St. Lucie County.GR6 St. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami metropolitan area Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ... “San Francisco” redirects here. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... St. ...

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Geography

Location of Fort Pierce, Florida

Fort Pierce is located at 27°26′20″N, 80°20′8″W (27.438817, -80.335471).GR1 Image File history File links FLMap-doton-FortPierce. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 53.8 km² (20.8 mi²). 38.2 km² (14.7 mi²) of it is land and 15.6 km² (6.0 mi²) of it (35.00%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...



Fort Pierce was the destruction site of three major hurricanes within 2 years: Hurricane Frances, Hurricane Jeanne (which both hit the city by the eye), and Hurricane Wilma.


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 37,516 people, 14,407 households, and 8,817 families residing in the city. The population density was 982.7/km² (2,544.9/mi²). There were 17,170 housing units at an average density of 449.8/km² (1,164.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 49.54% White, 40.85% African American, 0.33% Native American, 0.79% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 5.36% from other races, and 3.05% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 15.00% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 14,407 households out of which 28.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.1% were married couples living together, 19.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.8% were non-families. 31.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.19. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 27.2% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 26.1% from 25 to 44, 19.5% from 45 to 64, and 17.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 97.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.9 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $25,121, and the median income for a family was $29,458. Males had a median income of $21,274 versus $20,012 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,345. About 25.4% of families and 30.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 45.1% of those under age 18 and 17.5% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Points of interest

The Heathcote Botanical Gardens (3. ... The Saint Lucie County International Airport is a public airport in the United States. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... SEALs in from the water. ...

Notable Residents

This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Albert Ernest Beanie Backus (January 3rd, 1909 - June 6th 1990) was an American Artist famous for his vivid Florida landscapes. ... Daniel Thomas McCarty (January 18, 1912 - September 28, 1953) was the thirty-first governor of Florida. ... Zora Neale Hurston (January 7, 1891 – January 28, 1960) was an American folklorist and author during the time of the Harlem Renaissance, best known for the 1937 novel Their Eyes Were Watching God. ... Charles Edward Johnson, Jr. ... Richard Alexander Rick Ankiel (born July 19, 1979, in Fort Pierce, Florida) is a Major League Baseball outfielder for the St. ... Michael Brantley is a minor league outfielder in the Milwaukee Brewers farm system. ... Yamon Figurs (born January 10, 1983 in Fort Pierce, Florida) is an American football wide receiver for the Baltimore Ravens of the NFL. He attended Kansas State University. ... Mark Adam Foley (born September 8, 1954) is an American politician who served as a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from 1995 until 2006, representing the 16th District of Florida. ... Born in Westchester County, New York, Edwin Binney (1866-1934) is best known for his invention (along with cousin C. Harold Smith) of the Crayola crayon. ... Crayola logo 2002-present Crayola past logo, 1997-2002 Crayola is a brand of crayons and other writing and drawing utensils, such as markers, chalk, and colored pencils manufactured by Binney & Smith, Inc. ... Gary Stewart (May 28, 1945 - December 16, 2003). ...

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