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Hobe Sound, Florida - Basic Facts

Hobe Sound is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Hobe Sound Census Designated Place.

It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Martin County at latitude 27.0595 and longitude -80.1364. Martin County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 20 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Hobe Sound Census Designated Place (see map) encompass a land area of 7.05 sq. miles and a water area of 0.68 sq. miles.

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Hobe Sound, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 11,474
Population in Households 11,240
Population in Familes 8,434
Population in Group Qrtrs 234
Population Density1 2,179
Diversity Index2 31


Total Households 5,397
Average Household Size 2.08
Family Households 3,177
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,625 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,042 (61.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,355 (20.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,228 (18.5%)
Median Home Value $179,528
Average Home Value $273,552


Median Household Income $41,103
Average Household Income $63,797
Per Capita Income $30,431
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.1% 0.62%
Households 0.07% 0.73%
Families -0.21% 0.51%
Median Household Income   3.64%
Per Capita Income   3.03%
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.


Hobe Sound, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hobe Sound to the other 920 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 289 69th
Population Density1 # 344 63rd
Diversity Index2 # 626 32nd
Median Household Income # 515 44th
Per Capita Income # 249 73rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Florida Census Data Comparison Tool.