Fort Pierce North, Florida

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Fort Pierce North is a census-designated place (CDP) in St. Lucie County, Florida, United States. The population was 7,386 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Port St. Lucie Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Fort Pierce North is located at 27°28′7″N 80°21′28″W / 27.46861°N 80.35778°W / 27.46861; -80.35778 (27.468715, -80.357903)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.6 square miles (11.8 km²), of which, 4.5 square miles (11.6 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (1.97%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 7,386 people, 2,552 households, and 1,862 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,652.4 people per square mile (638.0/km²). There were 3,087 housing units at an average density of 690.6/sq mi (266.6/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 23.25% White, 72.35% African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.15% Pacific Islander, 2.04% from other races, and 1.88% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.50% of the population.

There were 2,552 households out of which 31.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.4% were married couples living together, 23.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.0% were non-families. 22.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.89 and the average family size was 3.35.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 29.9% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 23.9% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, and 12.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 92.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.9 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $25,899, and the median income for a family was $29,375. Males had a median income of $24,688 versus $21,117 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $11,344. About 19.0% of families and 22.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.1% of those under age 18 and 12.0% of those age 65 or over.


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