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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B-
Port St. Lucie is a city in Florida with a population of 183,762. Port St. Lucie is in St. Lucie County. Living in Port St. Lucie offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Port St. Lucie there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Port St. Lucie and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Port St. Lucie are above average.
About Port St. Lucie...
Population
183,762

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$180,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,334
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    23%
  • Own
    77%
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Port St. Lucie Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    82.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    1
    6.1
  • Rape
    13.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    16.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    132.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    788.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    37.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Working in Port St. Lucie

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$57,113
National
$55,322
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Port St. Lucie Reviews

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What I like about PSL: its close to the beach, its 20 mins to Fort Pierce or 20 mins to Stuart, the parks and outdoor activities, the farmers markets and craft fairs, the outdoor restaurants, the people, most of the grocery stores around, the cost of gas, groceries, the gyms, the college IRSC, job opportunities for someone in their early 20's with little job experience, like myself.
What I dislike: the horrible chain restaurants that surround the town (chillys, olive garden, longhorn steakhouse). The large amount of fast food places that also surround the town. We do not have any local tasty cooking places around here, mostly chain restaurants or fast food joints. It would be nice to see something new be built, instead of another Burger King.. Also, there is absolutely no night life here at all. Most places are closed by 10 pm. Also, why don't we have a whole foods grocery store or trader joe's?!?!? Dying to have one of those around here!
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I absolutely love Publix! The service in every Publix I have been to has been great and the staff are always friendly and helpful. I’ve been to several Publix Supermarkets all over Florida. The Publix at Tradition Square, Port Saint Lucie is my favorite!
I have lived here my whole life and have never had any problems with anyone or anything. Everyone who lives here is kind and accepting! I love the views but my only complaint would be all the construction going on. The construction causes everyone to take these small roads to get to work, school, or home. It gets pretty crowed and this has been happening for about 7 years now.