City of Port St. Lucie, FL
Port St. Lucie is a city in St. Lucie County, Florida. The city is home to New York Mets spring training and the St. Lucie Mets Florida State League team. Florida Atlantic University has its Treasure Coast campus in the city.
Port St. Lucie has had the problem of being hit by three major hurricanes within 2 years: Hurricane Frances, Hurricane Jeanne (which both hit the city by the eye), and Hurricane Wilma.
As of 2005, Port St. Lucie-Fort Pierce Metropolitan Area Population was 381,033. The metropolitan area also includes the cities of Fort Pierce and Stuart. The mayor of the city is Patricia Christensen. She is the city's first woman mayor.
Port Saint Lucie Zip Code (click here for Florida Zip Codes)
Port Saint Lucie Area Code
Frequently Asked Questions About Port Saint Lucie
1. What is the current population of Port St. Lucie ?
The population is currently 157,000 plus covering 114 square miles
2. What is the closest Airport to Port St. Lucie ?
Palm Beach International (PBI) approx. 55 miles south of Port St. Lucie
3. My Family and I are relocating to Port St Lucie, do you have any relocation information ?
Click Here for our Welcome packet and click here to go to St Lucie County Chamber of Commerce's web site.
4. Who handles tax assessments, voters registration, car registration, & speeding tickets?
St. Lucie County, http://www.co.st-lucie.fl.us/ OR call
(772) 462-1100 (772) 462-1428 TDD
5. Who do I call for garbage pickup and recycle bins?
Waste Pro 772-595-9390
6. I live in St. Lucie West, who do I call regarding my water bill, or water service?
The St. Lucie West Water Service District (772) 340-0220
7. I have City water, who do I call regarding, billing service, etc?
Utility Department of Port St. Lucie 772-871-5330.
8. What are the current WATER rates ? updated 10-01-06
Base charge for 5/8" x 3/4" residential meter = $7.05/month + Usage + 6% Surcharge Usage rates: 0-5,000 gallons = $3.22/1,000 gallons 5,001-12,000 gallons = $3.84/1,000 gallons 12,001 gallons and above = $4.46/1,000 gallons
Please contact Customer Service @ 772/871-5330 for additional information.
9. Who do I call for drainage and swale problems ?
Public Works Dept (772) 871-5100 OR email email@example.com
10. Who is in charge of the CRA Agendas ?
The CRA Agendas are done by the CRA office which resides in the City Manager's Office.
As of the census of 2000, there were 88,769 people, 33,909 households, and 25,736 families living in the city. The population concentration was 453.7/km² (1,175.1/mi²). There were 36,785 housing units at an average density of 188.0/km² (487.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 87.88% White, 7.09% African American, 1.24% Asian, 0.23% Native American, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.77% from other races, and 1.76% from two or more races. Latin of any race was 7.52% of the population.
In the city the population was spread out with 24.3% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 22.8% from 45 to 64, and 18.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 94.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.4 males.
There were 33,909 households out of which 31.6% had kids under the age of 18 living with them, 61.8% were wedded couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder divorced or separated, and 24.1% were non-families. 18.2% of all households were made up of persons and 8.9% had someone living unaccompanied who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 2.94.
The median income for a household in the city was $40,509, and the median income for a family was $44,162. Males had a median income of $31,730 versus $23,702 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,059. About 5.7% of families and 7.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.1% of those under age 18 and 5.8% of those age 65 or over.
Florida's Turnpike-This turnpike is the only tolled road in St. Lucie County, and the northernmost point of the Florida's Turnpike that is by Interstate 95. However, there is only one exit inside it's city limits, and that is SR 716. Another exit will be opened within the next few months near the southern border of the city with Martin County. In both St. Lucie and Martin counties, the turnpike is east of I-95 and provides access to Orlando to the north, and Miami to the south.
Interstate 95 is in the western portion of the city. It is 6 lanes wide in each direction, and provides access to Miami and Jacksonville. Exit's include exit 126 (Midway Road), exit 121 (St. Lucie West Blvd.), exit 118 SR 716 (Gatlin Blvd.).
Welcome to Port St. Lucie Parks Division
PARK RESERVATION INFORMATION
All of our parks are available for reservation on a first come first serve basis. For information on availability and fees please call 878-2277. Our beautiful and well maintained parks are an excellent place to have a birthday party, family picnic, corporate annual gatherings, family reunions, or any celebration. Most of our parks have pavilions with tables and grills as well as playgrounds and ball fields. The parks are a perfect place to play!
The Parks and Recreation Department will now take park Reservations 7 days a week the PSL Community Center from 8a.m.-8p.m. This should assist our patrons who are not able to get to the Center during regular business hours. This is another example of how we work to be there for you.
MOBILE SOUND STAGE RENTAL
The City of Port St. Lucie now offers rental of our new state of the art sound stage! You may rent our sound stage by the day within the city limits for $525.00 (price for 2007) for private groups or $262.50 a day for non-profit groups (price for 2007). A deposit is required. Additional equipment is also available for rent, call Larry Lankow at 772-871-7362 or e-mail any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
The City Of Port St. Lucie now offers rental of our mobile bleachers. There is seating for 180 and can be rented for private as well as non-profit groups.
For more information Larry Lankow at 772-871-7362 or e-mail any questions to email@example.com The Parks and Recreation Department will now take park Reservations for various functions at the PSL Community Center from 8a.m.-8p.m. This should assist our patrons who are not able to get to the Center during regular business hours. This is another example of how we work to be there for you. And don’t forget we now accept most major credit cards!Park Reservation Information and Rates
NAME AND LOCATIONS OF PARKS
Sportsmans Park – 201 NW Prima Vista Blvd.
Sportsmans Park West – 330 NW Irving St.
Lyngate Park – 1301 SE Lyngate Dr.
Sandhill Crane Park – 2355 SE Scenic Park Dr.
Whispering Pines Park – 800 SW Darwin Blvd –Expanded Tennis Center Now Open
Swan Park – 700 SW Carmelite St.
McChesney Park – 1585 SW Cashmere Blvd.
Veteran’s Memorial – 2100 SE Midport Rd.
Veteran’s Memorial Park at Rivergate – 2200 SE Midport Rd.
Rotary Park – 2102 SE Tiffany Ave.
Jaycee Park – 1301 SW Bayshore Blvd.
Kiwanis Park - 1320 SE Floresta Dr.
Girl Scout Friendship Park – 315 Heather St.
Turtle Run Park – 1945 SW Cameo Blvd.
Windmill Park – 900 SW Darwin Blvd.
Doat Street Park – 425 SE Doat St.
Gulfstream Park – 210 NE Ardsley Dr.
Harborview Park – 624 SE Harborview Dr.
Fred Cook Park – 429 SE Glenwood Ave.
Oak Hammock Park – 1982 SW Villanova Rd.
Riverplace Park – 690 NE Bayou Country Road
Charles E. Ray Park- 5626 NW Manville Dr.
Ian T. Zook Park- 5600 NW Manville Dr.
Jessica Clinton Park- 3200 SE Southbend Blvd.
Elks Neighborhood Park - 2264 SE W. Blackwell Dr.
Future Park & Facility Sites:
Torino Park – West Blanton Blvd. – Completed 2009
Civic Center – Located within City Center on US1 – Opening mid to late 2008If you are interested in reserving one of our parks, please call 878-2277 and check to see if it available and then you can come in to the Community Center to reserve your park. PLEASE NOTE: All reservations must be made no later than the Wednesday before your event.
Use of Undeveloped Park Sites
The City of Port St. Lucie has a number of small-undeveloped park sites scattered throughout the City. In excess of 100 parcels, most of which are less than 5 acres in size, exist within the city limits. As undeveloped park sites they are not open for use by the public. Please be advised that any entry on these properties is at the individual’s own risk.