Facts About Port St. Lucie
The name “St. Lucie” is originally derived from the name of a settlement near Jupiter Inlet which was founded on St. Lucia’s day in 1566.
Port St. Lucie has a total area of 76.7 sq mi, of which 75.5 sq mi is land and 1.2 sq mi is water.
Parts of the James Bond film Moonraker were shot in Port St. Lucie on the St. Lucie River.
Port St. Lucie is located in the broad transition zone between a humid subtropical climate, which dominates Central Florida, and within the northern extent of the tropical climate typical of South Florida.
Port St. Lucie was Incorporated as a city in 1961.
The estimated population of Port St. Lucie is 204,851, as of 2021, making it the 7th largest city in Florida and surpassing Fort Lauderdale as the 3rd largest city in South Florida.
Port St. Lucie was originally planned as a retirement community but now includes people of all ages.
Actress Megan Fox and hip-hop artist Vanilla Ice are some of the city’s notable residents.
Port St. Lucie contains a handful of misspelt street names, like Southwest Calender Street, Southwest Amethist Terrace, and Southeast Chello Lane.
Between 2000 and 2010, St. Lucie was one of the fastest-growing counties in the U.S.