Income

St. Lucie County is one of 67 counties in Florida and is ranked the 20th largest county in the state, with a population of 277,789 as of the 2010 Census.

Per Capita Income

St. Lucie County

Florida

Per capita* money income in past 12 months (2010 dollars) 2006-2010

$23,296

$26,551

Median household income 2006-2010

$45,196

$47,661

Persons below poverty level, percent, 2006-2010

13.70%

13.80%

Source: U. S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 5-Year Estimates. Updated every year, last revised: January 31, 2012. http://factfinder2.census.gov

Definitions: Per capita income is the mean money income received in the past 12 months computed for every man, woman, and child in a geographic area. It is derived by dividing the total income of all people 15 years old and over in a geographic area by the total population in that area. Note — income is not collected for people under 15 years old even though those people are included in the denominator of per capita income. This measure is rounded to the nearest whole dollar.

Money income includes amounts reported separately for wage or salary income; net self-employment income; interest, dividends, or net rental or royalty income or income from estates and trusts; Social Security or Railroad Retirement income; Supplemental Security Income (SSI); public assistance or welfare payments; retirement, survivor, or disability pensions; and all other income.

Receipts from the following sources are not included as income: capital gains, money received from the sale of property (unless the recipient was engaged in the business of selling such property); the value of income “in kind” from food stamps, public housing subsidies, medical care, employer contributions for individuals, etc.; withdrawal of bank deposits; money borrowed; tax refunds; exchange of money between relatives living in the same household; gifts and lump-sum inheritances, insurance payments, and other types of lump-sum receipts.

Scope and Methodology:

These data are collected in the American Community Survey (ACS). The data are estimates and are subject to sampling variability. The data for each geographic area are presented together with margins of error at factfinder2.census.gov. The data are period estimates, that is, they represent the characteristics of the population over a specific 60-month data collection period.

Since answers to income questions are frequently based on memory and not on records, many people tended to forget minor or sporadic sources of income and, therefore, underreport their income. Underreporting tends to be more pronounced for income sources that are not derived from earnings, such as public assistance, interest, dividends, and net rental income.

 2011 Jobs / Earnings

Sector

Jobs

Earnings(K)

Jobs %

Earnings %

EPW(K)*

Residents` Outside Income

27,080

$859,383

29%

26%

$32

Services

16,557

$495,931

18%

15%

$30

Government

14,674

$701,373

16%

21%

$48

Visitors

8,275

$258,802

9%

8%

$31

All Other

7,466

$345,457

8%

10%

$46

Finance

7,090

$216,664

8%

7%

$31

Manufacturing

3,535

$149,806

4%

5%

$42

Agriculture

3,092

$97,842

3%

3%

$32

Exogenous Investment

2,222

$75,948

2%

2%

$34

Construction

2,118

$69,513

2%

2%

$33

Communications

529

$19,026

1%

1%

$36

Mining

91

$3,173

0%

0%

$35

*EPW=Earnings per worker
Source: EMSI Complete Employment – 2011.4