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Port St. Lucie

The State of Florida is a state in the southeastern United States. Florida is situated mostly on a large peninsula between the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic Ocean and the Straits of Florida. It extends to the northwest into a panhandle extending along the northern Gulf of Mexico. Florida's nickname is the Sunshine State but severe weather is a common occurrence in the state. It is bordered on the north by the states of Georgia and Alabama and on the west at the end of the panhandle by Alabama.
Port St. Lucie is a city in St. Lucie County, Florida, United States. The population of Port St. Lucie was 88,769 at the United States 2000 Census and according to the 2005 Census the city had an estimated population of 131,692. The Census Bureau had announced in June 2005 that it was the fastest growing large city in the United States. The Palm Beach Post reported that the city had passed a population of 150,000 in early 2006. This city is the 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.
According to the United States census bureau, the city has a total area of 198.6 square kilometers of which 195.6 square kilometers is land and 3.0 square kilometers that is 1.50 percent is water. In the city the population was spread out with 24.3 percent under the age of 18, 5.9 percent from 18 to 24 years of age, 28.1 percent from 25 to 44, 22.8 percent from 45 to 64 and 18.8 percent who were 65 years of age or older.
The very rapid population growth started after 1980 with a population around 15,000 in 1980 and around 55,000 in 1990. There were only about 300 inhabitants in 1970. Recently the city has undergone some major improvements such as it started as a development of the general development corporation and became a city on April 27, 1961. The city is often regarded as among the most beautiful parts of Florida and is one of the most visited places amongst the most die hard travelers the world over.

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