There are 19 hospice facilities serving Fort Pierce, Florida. This includes 7 facilities in Fort Pierce and 12 nearby. The costs per day for hospice in Florida range from $111 to $200, with an average expense running approximately $153. The per month expense averages roughly $4,590 and ranges between $3,330 and $6,000. Annually, the average cost is about $55,080, which is on par with the nationwide average of $55,080.
Located within Saint Lucie County, Fort Pierce is a mid-size city in Florida. It is included in the Port St. Lucie metropolitan area. Though the city itself has 89,162 inhabitants, the encompassing metro area contains a population of 324,902. The senior community constitutes around 33% of the overall population.
The SeniorScore™ for Fort Pierce is 75. The city's median household income is $37,000 ($20,000 per capita), vs the average of $40,000 for the whole of Florida. The median home price in Fort Pierce is $124,500, which is significantly less than the Florida average of $208,500. Fort Pierce has a high unemployment rate of roughly 14.74%.
Fort Pierce has ideal mean temperatures, with very mild winters and very temperate summers. The area gets very large amounts of rainfall annually. Compared to other cities, Fort Pierce has a very high rate of crime and excellent air quality.