Fort Pierce (Florida)

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Coordinates 27°26′20″N 80°20′8″W
Country United States
State Florida
County St. Lucie
Elevation 16 ft (5 m)
Time zone UTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
ZIP Codes 34945-34951, 34954, 34979, 34981-34982
FIPS code 12-24300
GNIS feature ID 0307964
Government (Mayor) Linda Hudson
Government (Total) 29.84 sq mi (77.29 km2)
Government (Land) 23.79 sq mi (61.62 km2)
Government (Water) 6.05 sq mi (15.67 km2)
Area (Total) 29.84 sq mi (77.29 km2)
Area (Land) 23.79 sq mi (61.62 km2)
Area (Water) 6.05 sq mi (15.67 km2)
Population (2020) (Total) 47,297
Population (2020) (Density) 1,988.02/sq mi (767.59/km2)

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Fort Pierce is a city in and the county seat of St. Lucie County, Florida, United States. The city is part of the Treasure Coast region of Atlantic Coast Florida. It is also known as the Sunrise City, sister to San Francisco, California, the Sunset City. Per the 2020 census, the population was 47,297. It was named after the Fort Pierce Army post which was built nearby in 1838 during the Second Seminole War. The military post had been named for Benjamin Kendrick Pierce, a career United States Army officer and the brother of President Franklin Pierce. It was the largest city on Florida's Atlantic Coast between Daytona Beach and West Palm Beach until 1970 when it was surpassed by Melbourne.

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