Port Salerno, Florida

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Port Salerno, Florida
CDP
Location in Martin County and the state of Florida
Location in Martin County and the state of Florida
Coordinates: 27°8′39″N 80°11′30″W / 27.14417°N 80.19167°W / 27.14417; -80.19167Coordinates: 27°8′39″N 80°11′30″W / 27.14417°N 80.19167°W / 27.14417; -80.19167
Country  United States
State  Florida
County  Martin
Area
 • Total 4 sq mi (10.4 km2)
 • Land 3.6 sq mi (9.4 km2)
 • Water 0.4 sq mi (1 km2)
Elevation 13 ft (4 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 10,091
 • Density 2,535.3/sq mi (975.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 34992
Area code(s) 772
FIPS code 12-58727[1]
GNIS feature ID 0289239[2]

Port Salerno is a census-designated place (CDP) in Martin County, Florida, United States. The population was 10,091 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Port St. Lucie Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

Port Salerno is located at 27°8′39″N 80°11′30″W / 27.14417°N 80.19167°W / 27.14417; -80.19167 (27.144090, -80.191765).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.0 square miles (10 km2), of which 3.6 square miles (9.3 km2) is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2) (9.95%) is water.

History[edit]

In the 1920s, a small settlement was created in the southern shores of St. Lucie river inlet. It was named "Salerno" because the main settlers were emigrants from the Italian city of Salerno.

The area increased in population and importance after World War II, with many people from the northeastern United States moving to Florida. In 1960, the name was changed to Port Salerno, in order to differentiate it from that of the Italian city.

In the 1980s, the "Chastain Campus" of the Indian River State College was created. Port Salerno is known for the "World Fishing Tournaments", based on the yacht port.[4]

Government[edit]

Port Salerno is an unincorporated town located in Martin County, governed by County Commissioners. Martin County is divided into five districts. Port Salerno is represented by Sarah Heard as part of District 4.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 10,141 people, 4,466 households, and 2,862 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,803.2 people per square mile (1,081.6/km²). There were 5,126 housing units at an average density of 1,416.9/sq mi (546.7/km²).

The racial makeup of the CDP was 88.50% White, 6.95% African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.68% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 2.27% from other races, and 1.34% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.16% of the population.

There were 4,466 households out of which 23.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.9% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.9% were non-families. 28.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.73.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 19.9% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 24.7% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, and 24.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 92.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.7 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $39,839, and the median income for a family was $45,016. Males had a median income of $32,420 versus $25,371 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $24,948. About 7.0% of families and 9.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.9% of those under age 18 and 6.8% of those age 65 or over.

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External links[edit]

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