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Stuart, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Stuart had a population of 16,920 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Stuart is located at latitude 27.1975 and longitude -80.2528 in Martin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Stuart 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 13 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.


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

POPULATION

Total Population 16,920 (100%)
Population in Households 16,024 (94.7%)
Population in Families 10,673 (63.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 896 ( 5.3%)
Population Density 2,505
Diversity Index2 57
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $45,956
Average Household Income $71,498
% of Income for Mortgage4 18%
Per Capita Income $33,675
Wealth Index5 88
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 10,284 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,794 (46.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,432 (33.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,059 (20.0%)
Median Home Value $199,093
Average Home Value $300,866
Housing Affordability Index3 142
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 8,225
Average Household Size 1.95
Family Households 3,943
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 0.77% 0.84%
Households 0.69% 0.83%
Families 0.67% 0.72%
Median Household Income   1.5%
Per Capita Income   1.72%
Owner Occupied HU   0.68%

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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, 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 # 222 76th
Population Density # 334 64th
Median Household Income # 616 33rd
Housing Affordability Index # 364 40th
Per Capita Income # 332 64th
Diversity Index # 354 61st

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