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Sebastian, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Sebastian had a population of 25,434 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Sebastian is located at latitude 27.8164 and longitude -80.4706 in Indian River County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sebastian encompass a land area of 13.68 sq. miles and a water area of 0.88 sq. miles. Indian River County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 20 feet.

The City of Sebastian (GNIS ID: 2405438) 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 Sebastian is located within Vero Beach CCD of Indian River County.


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Sebastian, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 25,434 (100%)
Population in Households 25,392 (99.8%)
Population in Families 20,408 (80.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 42 ( 0.2%)
Population Density 1,817
Diversity Index2 34
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $56,378
Average Household Income $68,107
% of Income for Mortgage4 15%
Per Capita Income $29,151
Wealth Index5 76
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 12,367 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,622 (77.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,354 (10.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,391 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $202,899
Average Home Value $236,437
Housing Affordability Index3 165
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 10,976
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 7,388
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 1.47% 1.43%
Households 1.42% 1.4%
Families 1.33% 1.31%
Median Household Income   0.94%
Per Capita Income   1.43%
Owner Occupied HU   1.44%

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Sebastian, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sebastian to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 157 83rd
Population Density # 432 53rd
Median Household Income # 396 57th
Housing Affordability Index # 519 56th
Per Capita Income # 446 52nd
Diversity Index # 631 32nd

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