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Stuart, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Stuart had a population of 16,693 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Stuart is located at latitude 27.1961 and longitude -80.2432 in Martin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Stuart (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.65 sq. miles and a water area of 2.35 sq. miles. Martin County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 10 feet.

The City of Stuart (GNIS ID: 2405535) 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 Stuart is located within Stuart CCD of Martin County.

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


Total Population 16,693
Population in Households 15,798
Population in Familes 10,531
Population in Group Qrtrs 895
Population Density1 2,511
Diversity Index2 54


Total Households 8,175
Average Household Size 1.93
Family Households 3,917
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 10,555 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,360 (41.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,815 (36.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,380 (22.5%)
Median Home Value $119,556
Average Home Value $204,484


Median Household Income $37,012
Average Household Income $56,314
Per Capita Income $28,448
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.1% 1.09%
Households 0.96% 1.02%
Families 1.18% 0.9%
Median Household Income   1.06%
Per Capita Income   1.61%
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.

Stuart, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Stuart 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 # 215 77th
Population Density1 # 304 67th
Diversity Index2 # 358 61st
Median Household Income # 698 24th
Per Capita Income # 342 63rd

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