St. Lucie County, Florida

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St. Lucie County is a county located in the state of Florida. The county seat is the city of Fort Pierce. As of 2000, the population was 192,695. The U.S. Census Bureau 2005 estimate for the county was 241,305.[1]

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History

The current St. Lucie County was created in 1905 from the southern part of Brevard County. Brevard County had been named St. Lucie County from 1844 until 1855 when it was renamed Brevard County. In 1925, Indian River County was created out of the northern part of St Lucie County, while northern Martin County was created from a small part of southeastern St. Lucie County and the northern part of Palm Beach County. Much of western St Lucie County had gone in 1917 to form Okeechobee County.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 688 square miles (1,782 km²), of which, 572 square miles (1,483 km²) of it is land and 116 square miles (299 km²) of it is water, much of it in the Atlantic Ocean. The total area is 16.80% water.

St. Lucie County is part of the Port St. Lucie Metropolitan Statistical Area.


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