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Encyclopedia > Port St. Lucie, Florida
City of Port St. Lucie

Seal
Nickname: PSL
Motto: A City for All Ages
Location in St. Lucie County and the state of Florida
Coordinates: 39°38′34″N 77°43′12″W / 39.64278, -77.72
Country United States
State Florida
County St. Lucie
Incorporated April 27, 1961
Government
 - Mayor Patricia Christensen
Area
 - Total 198.6 km² (76.7 sq mi)
 - Land 195.6 km² (75.5 sq mi)
 - Water 3.0 km² (1.1 sq mi)
Elevation 164 m (538 ft)
Population (2007)
 - City 144,159
 - Density 453.7/km² (1,175.1/sq mi)
 - Urban 157,000
 - Metro 381,033
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 12-58715GR2
GNIS feature ID 0308089GR3
Website: [1]

Port St. Lucie is a city in St. Lucie County, Florida, United States. The population of Port St. Lucie was 88,769 at the 2000 census. According to the 2006 Census estimates, the city proper had an estimated population of 144,159. [2] Recent estimates from the St. Lucie County of Commerce has the population of the city over 150,000. [3]. As of 2005, Port St. Lucie Metropolitan Area Population was 381,033. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 709 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1151 × 974 pixel, file size: 165 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) This is the official seal of the City of Port St. ... EXAMPLE:Laughbox,Blondie,BamBam,Pinkie,etc. ... For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links St. ... 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. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states... Image File history File links Flag_of_Florida. ... 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. ... Following is a list of counties in Florida. ... Image File history File links Blank. ... St. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... 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. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... For other uses, see City (disambiguation). ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Cities with at least a million inhabitants in 2006 An urban area is an area with an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Although DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the U.S. Federal government for use by all (non-military) government agencies and by government contractors. ... GNIS (The Geographic Names Information System) contains name and locative information about almost two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its Territories. ... 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. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Port St. ...

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Geography and climate

Port St. Lucie is located at 27°16′33″N, 80°21′18″W (27.275772, -80.355029)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 198.6 km² (76.7 mi²). 195.6 km² (75.5 mi²) of it is land and 3.0 km² (1.1 mi²) of it (1.50%) 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. ...



Port St. Lucie was hit directly in 2004 by Hurricane Frances and Hurricane Jeanne, while also being hit by Hurricane Wilma in 2005. B C D E F G H I 10 J K L M N O Categories: | | | | | ... Hurricane Jeanne was the tenth named storm, the seventh hurricane, and the fifth major hurricane of the 2004 Atlantic hurricane season. ... Lowest pressure 882 mbar (hPa; 26. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 88,769 people, 33,909 households, and 25,736 families residing in the city. The population density was 453.7/km² (1,175.1/mi²). There were 36,785 housing units at an average density of 188.0/km² (487.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 87.88% White, 7.09% African American, 1.24% Asian, 0.23% Native American, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.77% from other races, and 1.76% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.52% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... 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 33,909 households out of which 31.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.8% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.1% were non-families. 18.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 2.94. 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 24.3% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 22.8% from 45 to 64, and 18.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 94.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.4 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $40,509, and the median income for a family was $44,162. Males had a median income of $18,730 versus $16,702 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,059. About 15.7% of families and 17.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.1% of those under age 18 and 9.8% 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. ...


History

Port Saint Lucie started as a development of the General Development Corporation and became a city on April 27, 1961. The very rapid population growth started after 1980, with a population around 15,000 in 1980, and around 55,000 in 1990. There were only about 300 inhabitants in 1970, [4]. General Development Corporation, also known as GDC, was one of the largest land development companies in Florida. ...


The mayor of the city is Patricia Christensen. She is the city's first female mayor.


Major Highways

Florida's Turnpike is the only toll road in St. Lucie County, which is the northernmost place where the Turnpike and Interstate 95 run close to each other. The Turnpike has 2 exits within Port St. Lucie's city limits: Port St. Lucie Boulevard (SR 716) and Becker Road. For most of its route through St. Lucie County, the Turnpike is east of I-95. The Turnpike provides access to Orlando to the north, and Miami to the south. Image File history File links Florida's_Turnpike_shield. ... Floridas Turnpike, which has carried the Ronald Reagan Turnpike legislative designation since 1998, is a toll road that runs 312 miles (497 km) down the Florida peninsula through 11 counties, from US 1 in Florida City to Interstate 75 at Wildwood. ... St. ... Interstate 95 (officially the William B. Singer Expressway in Florida)[2] , the main Interstate Highway on the east coast of the United States, serves the Atlantic coast of Florida. ... State Road 716 is a 4. ... St. ... Interstate 95 (officially the William B. Singer Expressway in Florida)[2] , the main Interstate Highway on the east coast of the United States, serves the Atlantic coast of Florida. ... Nickname: Location in Orange County and the state of Florida Coordinates: , Country State Counties Orange Government  - Mayor Buddy Dyer (D) Area  - City 101 sq mi (261. ... Miami redirects here. ...


Interstate 95 is in the western portion of the city. It is 6 lanes wide (3 in each direction), and provides access to Miami and Jacksonville. Exits include exit 126 (Midway Road), exit 121 (St. Lucie West Blvd.), and exit 118 (Gatlin Blvd./Tradition Pkwy.). In the future, Becker Road will have an interchange with I-95 (as part of the expansion of Tradition east of I-95), as well as the Crosstown Parkway, a new high-capacity east-west road built over the old West Virginia Drive corridor (east of the Turnpike) and Juliet Drive (between the Turnpike and I-95). Image File history File links I-95. ... Interstate 95 (officially the William B. Singer Expressway in Florida)[2] , the main Interstate Highway on the east coast of the United States, serves the Atlantic coast of Florida. ... Miami redirects here. ... “Jacksonville” redirects here. ... Interstate 95 (officially the William B. Singer Expressway in Florida)[2] , the main Interstate Highway on the east coast of the United States, serves the Atlantic coast of Florida. ... Interstate 95 (officially the William B. Singer Expressway in Florida)[2] , the main Interstate Highway on the east coast of the United States, serves the Atlantic coast of Florida. ... Floridas Turnpike, which has carried the Ronald Reagan Turnpike legislative designation since 1998, is a toll road that runs 312 miles (497 km) down the Florida peninsula through 11 counties, from US 1 in Florida City to Interstate 75 at Wildwood. ... Floridas Turnpike, which has carried the Ronald Reagan Turnpike legislative designation since 1998, is a toll road that runs 312 miles (497 km) down the Florida peninsula through 11 counties, from US 1 in Florida City to Interstate 75 at Wildwood. ... Interstate 95 (officially the William B. Singer Expressway in Florida)[2] , the main Interstate Highway on the east coast of the United States, serves the Atlantic coast of Florida. ...


Sports

The city is home to New York Mets spring training and the St. Lucie Mets Florida State League team. Florida Atlantic University has its Treasure Coast campus in the city. Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42 Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Metropolitans, The Kings of Queens Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964–present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league... A Grapefruit League game at the LA Dodgers camp in Vero Beach, Florida In Major League Baseball, spring training is a series of exhibition games which precedes the regular season. ... The St. ... The Florida State League is a minor league baseball league which operates in the state of Florida. ... “FAU” redirects here. ... Map of the Treasure Coast in Florida. ...


External links

Coordinates: 27.275772° N 80.355029° W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

References


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