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(updated 2010)



Household Type By Tenure
(St. Lucie County, Florida)

Family households:

Married-couple family:

Owner-occupied housing units : 43,043

Renter-occupied housing units : 10,304

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 2,917

Renter-occupied housing units : 1,900

Female householder, no husband present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 5,953

Renter-occupied housing units : 7,623

Nonfamily households:

Owner-occupied housing units : 24,798

Renter-occupied housing units : 10,036


(updated 2013)



Mortgage Status By Age of Householder
(St. Lucie County, Florida)

Housing units with a mortgage:

Householder 15 to 34 years : 4,278

Householder 35 to 44 years : 8,385

Householder 45 to 54 years : 10,618

Householder 55 to 59 years : 5,452

Householder 60 to 64 years : 4,815

Householder 65 to 74 years : 7,557

Householder 75 years and over : 3,853

Housing units without a mortgage:

Householder 15 to 34 years : 497

Householder 35 to 44 years : 1,315

Householder 45 to 54 years : 3,272

Householder 55 to 59 years : 2,876

Householder 60 to 64 years : 3,377

Householder 65 to 74 years : 9,301

Householder 75 years and over : 11,115


(updated 2013)



Gross Rent As A Percentage Of Household Income
(St. Lucie County, Florida)

Less than 10.0 percent : 466

10.0 to 14.9 percent : 1,320

15.0 to 19.9 percent : 2,315

20.0 to 24.9 percent : 2,240

25.0 to 29.9 percent : 2,833

30.0 to 34.9 percent : 2,248

35.0 to 39.9 percent : 2,146

40.0 to 49.9 percent : 3,524

50.0 percent or more : 9,397

Not computed : 3,374


(updated 2013)



Median Value By Year Structure Built
(St. Lucie County, Florida)

Built 2010 or later : $174,100

Built 2000 to 2009 : $149,000

Built 1990 to 1999 : $126,400

Built 1980 to 1989 : $94,400

Built 1970 to 1979 : $77,100

Built 1960 to 1969 : $75,800

Built 1950 to 1959 : $66,300

Built 1940 to 1949 : $73,500

Built 1939 or earlier : $126,400


(updated 2013)







Percentage of Family Households in St. Lucie County, Florida: 69.1%

Percentage of Family Households in Florida: 65.2%


(updated 2010)



Building Permits in St. Lucie County, Florida

* Units are useful in showing how many separate living spaces
were built. e.g. apartments, townhomes, condos, etc.

    Buildings Units Cost
1999        
  Single Family 1,644 1,644 $174,880,179
  Two Family 9 18 $1,105,420
  Three and Four Family 1 3 $140,000
  Five or More Family 34 568 $40,911,677
  Total

1,688 2,233 $217,037,276
2000        
  Single Family 1,719 1,719 $176,700,613
  Two Family 8 16 $779,180
  Three and Four Family 3 12 $1,372,044
  Five or More Family 22 346 $15,145,098
  Total

1,752 2,093 $193,996,935
2001        
  Single Family 2,138 2,138 $230,742,554
  Two Family 14 28 $2,993,959
  Three and Four Family 8 25 $1,880,702
  Five or More Family 30 565 $34,501,227
  Total

2,190 2,756 $270,118,442
2002        
  Single Family 3,149 3,149 $341,575,005
  Two Family 6 12 $1,252,864
  Three and Four Family 17 68 $5,883,688
  Five or More Family 63 1,140 $71,892,233
  Total

3,235 4,369 $420,603,790
2003        
  Single Family 6,805 6,805 $725,982,818
  Two Family 18 36 $3,721,884
  Three and Four Family 27 105 $11,882,840
  Five or More Family 52 738 $40,744,206
  Total

6,902 7,684 $782,331,748
2004        
  Single Family 7,602 7,602 $910,199,741
  Two Family 1 2 $199,260
  Three and Four Family 36 138 $13,386,694
  Five or More Family 80 1,222 $78,867,584
  Total

7,719 8,964 $1,002,653,279
2005        
  Single Family 7,961 7,961 $1,102,751,344
  Two Family 4 8 $932,198
  Three and Four Family 40 130 $18,521,137
  Five or More Family 25 250 $21,831,705
  Total

8,030 8,349 $1,144,036,384
2006        
  Single Family 4,594 4,594 $602,717,806
  Two Family 11 22 $1,079,122
  Three and Four Family 15 49 $9,268,026
  Five or More Family 36 498 $39,729,366
  Total

4,656 5,163 $652,794,320


(updated 2007)



Median Household Income In 2000 (St. Lucie County, FL): $36,363
Median Household Income In 2000 (Florida): $38,819


(updated 2010)



Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (St. Lucie County): $81,500
Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Florida): $93,200


(updated 2010)



Most Commonly Used Heating Fuel in St. Lucie County, Florida

Utility Gas: 4.0%
Bottled, Tank, Or Lp Gas: 1.9%
Electricity: 92.3%
Fuel Oil, Kerosene, Etc.: 0.4%
Coal Or Coke: 0.0%
Wood: 0.1%
Solar Energy: 0.0%
Other Fuel: 0.1%
No Fuel Used: 1.1%


(updated 2010)





(updated 2010)





Population in Group Quarters in St. Lucie County, Florida

Institutionalized population


  • Correctional facilities for adults : 52.11%
  • Juvenile facilities : 0.66%
  • Nursing facilities/Skilled-nursing facilities : 25.02%
  • Other institutional facilities : 0.07%

Noninstitutionalized population


  • College/University student housing : 0.26%
  • Other noninstitutional facilities : 21.88%


(updated 2010)







Median Gross Rent in 2000 (St. Lucie County): $621
Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Florida): $641
Fair Market Rent in 2007 (St. Lucie County): $772


(updated 2010)



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