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Fort Pierce is a city in Saint Lucie County, in the Port Saint Lucie metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after Lt. Col. Benjamin K. Pierce, who established a fort here
The latitude of Fort Pierce is 27.446N. The longitude is -80.325W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 16 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 37,841.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Fort Pierce demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Saint Lucie County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Fort Pierce-Port St. Lucie area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 34950 ZIP code.
8% of Fort Pierce residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Fort Pierce ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Fort Pierce was $14,345, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% of Fort Pierce residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Fort Pierce, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $413. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $754.
Libraries in Fort Pierce include Lakewood Park Branch Library, Saint Lucie County Library System, Zora Neale Hurston Branch Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Fort Pierce include Fort Pierce Tribune
TV stations in Fort Pierce include WTCE, WTVX.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WQCS.
Saint Lucie County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Fort Pierce political report.
The average commute time for Fort Pierce workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 22 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Fort Pierce between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 5.9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was higher than the national norm.
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