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Vero Beach, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Vero Beach had a population of 15,379 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Vero Beach is located at latitude 27.6472 and longitude -80.3931 in Indian River County. The formal boundaries for the City of Vero Beach (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.44 sq. miles and a water area of 1.93 sq. miles. Indian River County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 13 feet.

The City of Vero Beach (GNIS ID: 2405643) 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 City of Vero Beach is located within Vero Beach CCD of Indian River County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Vero Beach 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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Vero Beach, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 15,379
Population in Households 15,243
Population in Familes 10,584
Population in Group Qrtrs 136
Population Density1 1,345
Diversity Index2 40


Total Households 7,528
Average Household Size 2.02
Family Households 3,964
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 10,490 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,321 (41.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,206 (30.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,962 (28.2%)
Median Home Value $299,369
Average Home Value $391,111


Median Household Income $41,485
Average Household Income $74,380
Per Capita Income $36,573
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.17% 0.63%
Households 0.05% 0.52%
Families 0.07% 0.36%
Median Household Income   2.17%
Per Capita Income   1.81%
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.

Vero Beach, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Vero Beach 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 # 230 75th
Population Density1 # 501 46th
Diversity Index2 # 528 43rd
Median Household Income # 566 39th
Per Capita Income # 185 80th

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