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Fort Pierce, Florida
Fort Pierce is located at 27°26'20" North, 80°20'8" West (27.438817, -80.335471)1.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 53.8 km² (20.8 mi²). 38.2 km² (14.7 mi²) of it is land and 15.6 km² (6.0 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 35.00% water.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 37,516 people, 14,407 households, and 8,817 families residing in the city. The population density is 982.7/km² (2,544.9/mi²). There are 17,170 housing units at an average density of 449.8/km² (1,164.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 49.54% White, 40.85% African American, 0.33% Native American, 0.79% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 5.36% from other races, and 3.05% from two or more races. 15.00% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 14,407 households out of which 28.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.1% are married couples living together, 19.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 38.8% are non-families. 31.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.9% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.56 and the average family size is 3.19.
In the city the population is spread out with 27.2% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 26.1% from 25 to 44, 19.5% from 45 to 64, and 17.5% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 97.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 94.9 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $25,121, and the median income for a family is $29,458. Males have a median income of $21,274 versus $20,012 for females. The per capita income for the city is $14,345. 30.9% of the population and 25.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 45.1% of those under the age of 18 and 17.5% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
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