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Port St. John

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Port St. John isn't really a "port" per se - in fact the closest the community came to being a port is a small boat ramp located off Highway U.S. 1 - but it's proximity to the Indian River and its central location make this growing community a perfect match for any family. Currently a part of Cocoa, the residents rejected a bid for incorporation in the 2002 elections.

More than 13,000 people reside in this community, which is located between Titusville and Cocoa between Highway U.S. 1 and Interstate 95. A community center off of Grissom Parkway offering meeting rooms, a game room and playground, provides a gathering place for locals of all ages.

Port St. John's parks are also popular with area residents. Fay Lake Wilderness Park is a 192-acre site with walking access to a 27-acre fishing lake. Fay Park, an 11-acre site, features picnic shelters, a playground, basketball court, two lighted tennis courts and two lighted 4-wall racquetball courts. The park serves young ballplayers with four little league fields, including a senior and T-ball field.

With existing homes marketed at reasonable prices and new developments being built and planned, Port St. John is an up and coming community tailor-made for those wanting the convenience, coziness, and quiet Florida's best has to offer.


The residents of Port St. John generally have more children in grade school than the national average. They are young couples who live in two income households. Most are homeowners and live in newer housing developments in suburban neighborhoods.

Population in July 2007: 13,565.
Males: 6,747 (49.7%)
Females: 6,818 (50.3%)

Median resident age: 37.1 years
Florida median age: 38.7 years

Estimated median household income in 2008: $54,255 (it was $44,030 in 2000)

Port St. John: $54,255
Florida: $47,778

Estimated per capita income in 2008: $22,259

Estimated median house or condo value in 2008: $172,208 (it was $77,800 in 2000)
Port St. John: $172,208
Florida: $218,700

Mean prices in 2008: All housing units: $170,449; Detached houses: $171,293; Townhouses or other attached units: $162,033; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $205,950; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $135,282; Mobile homes: $37,994

White Non-Hispanic (88.4%)
Black (5.0%)
Hispanic (3.3%)
Two or more races (1.9%)
American Indian (1.2%)
Other race (0.8%)

Dec. 2009 cost of living index in Port St. John: 83.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Ancestries: German (17.4%), Irish (16.1%), English (13.4%), United States (10.0%), Italian (7.1%), French (4.7%).

Land area: 3.82 square miles. Population density: 3553 people per square mile (average).

Houses: 4,551 (4,324 occupied: 3,714 owner occupied, 610 renter occupied)

% of renters in Port St. John: 14%
State: 30%

Housing density: 1192 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2008 in this state: $303,747.

Median contract rent in 2008: $919 (lower quartile is $802, upper quartile is $1,037)

Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2008: $960

Median gross rent in Port St. John, FL in 2008: $1,061

Housing units in Port St. John with a mortgage: 2,879 (423 second mortgage, 258 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 462

Estimated median house or condo value in 2008: $172,208 (it was $77,800 in 2000)
Port St. John: $172,208
Florida: $218,700

Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $120,069 - $180,648

Mean price in 2008:
Detached houses: $171,293
Here: $171,293
State: $320,221

Townhouses or other attached units: $162,033
Here: $162,033
State: $238,220

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $205,950
Here: $205,950
State: $213,359

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $135,282
Here: $135,282
State: $260,965

Mobile homes: $37,994
Here: $37,994
State: $43,568

Household type by relationship

Households: 11,639
In family households: 10,248 (2,480 male householders, 808 female householders)
2,553 spouses, 3,710 children (3,356 natural, 107 adopted, 247 stepchildren), 212 grandchildren, 48 brothers or sisters, 134 parents, 110 other relatives, 193 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 1,391 (585 male householders (403 living alone)), 485 female householders (404 living alone)), 321 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 328 (0 institutionalized population)
Size of family households: 1,254 2-persons, 863 3-persons, 725 4-persons, 316 5-persons, 98 6-persons, 32 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 807 1-person, 221 2-persons, 19 3-persons, 19 4-persons, 4 5-persons.

2,381 married couples with children.
757 single-parent households (173 men, 584 women).

95.0% of residents of Port St. John speak English at home.
2.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (71% speak English very well, 5% speak English well, 24% speak English not well).
2.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (79% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).
0.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (26% speak English very well, 53% speak English well, 21% speak English not well).

Foreign born population: 338 (2.8%)
(55.3% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here: 5.8
State: 5.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here: 5.1
State: 3.8

Space Coast Junior/Senior High School
6150 Banyan Street, Port St. John
(321) 638-0750
Grades: 9-12

Space Coast Junior/Senior High School
6150 Banyan St., Port St. John
(321) 638-0750
Grades: 6-8

Atlantis Elementary
7300 Briggs Ave., Cocoa
(321) 633-6143
Grades: K-5

Challenger 7 Elementary
6135 Rena Drive, Cocoa
(321) 636-5801
Grades: K-5
Enterprise Elementary
7000 Enterprise Road, Cocoa
(321) 633-3434
Grades: K-5

Fairglen Elementary
201 Indian Trail, Cocoa
(321) 631-1993
Grades: K-5