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Orchid, Florida - Basic Facts

The Town of Orchid had a population of 436 as of July 1, 2016. Orchid ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Florida. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Orchid is located at latitude 27.7719 and longitude -80.4245 in Indian River County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Orchid (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.23 sq. miles and a water area of 0.62 sq. miles. Indian River County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 0 feet.

The Town of Orchid (GNIS ID: 2407052) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Orchid is located within of Indian River County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Orchid population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Orchid, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 436
Population in Households 436
Population in Familes 369
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 354
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 224
Average Household Size 1.95
Family Households 168
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 339 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 209 (61.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 15 ( 4.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 115 (33.9%)
Median Home Value $768,750
Average Home Value $816,746


Median Household Income $117,975
Average Household Income $193,564
Per Capita Income $96,249
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.79% 1.08%
Households 0.66% 0.96%
Families -1.62% 0.93%
Median Household Income   3.12%
Per Capita Income   1.86%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Orchid, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Orchid to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 834 9th
Population Density1 # 761 17th
Diversity Index2 # 911 1st
Median Household Income # 12 99th
Per Capita Income # 2 100th

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