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Vero Beach South, Florida - Basic Facts

The Vero Beach South CDP(1) had a population of 25,408 as of July 1, 2021.

The primary coordinate point for Vero Beach South is located at latitude 27.6132 and longitude -80.4163 in Indian River County. The formal boundaries for the Vero Beach South Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 10.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0.62 sq. miles.

The Vero Beach South Census Designated Place has a U2 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place without an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Vero Beach South Census Designated Place is located within Vero Beach CCD of Indian River County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Vero Beach South: Vero Beach South CDP.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Vero Beach South, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 25,408 (100%)
Population in Households 25,181 (99.1%)
Population in Families 19,477 (76.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 227 ( 0.9%)
Population Density 2,480
Diversity Index2 40


Median Household Income $56,496
Average Household Income $76,347
% of Income for Mortgage4 18%
Per Capita Income $32,998
Wealth Index5 90


Total HU (Housing Units) 12,725 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,250 (64.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,713 (21.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,762 (13.8%)
Median Home Value $238,812
Average Home Value $263,573
Housing Affordability Index3 140


Total Households 10,963
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 6,857
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.85% 0.92%
Households 0.86% 0.93%
Families 0.64% 0.81%
Median Household Income   1.99%
Per Capita Income   2.69%
Owner Occupied HU   1.15%

Vero Beach South, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Vero Beach South to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 162 82nd
Population Density # 335 64th
Median Household Income # 419 55th
Housing Affordability Index # 468 51st
Per Capita Income # 370 60th
Diversity Index # 565 39th

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