Fort Pierce has the 677th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 6.1% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Fort Pierce is part of the Port St. Lucie metro area. Unemployment in the Port St. Lucie area is 4%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Port St. Lucie has the 176th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Fort Pierce is below average at $40,190, and the median cost of a home in Fort Pierce is $85,400, which is below the national average. 13% of workers in Fort Pierce hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 75% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Fort Pierce. 81% of Fort Pierce workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 10% carpool, and 8% walk. People in Fort Pierce spend an average of 23 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.