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Demographics

Below is a snapshot of Indian River County's demographics.  Please click here for more detailed demographic analysis and site-specific reports.

Indian River County's population, currently 149,790, has grown steadily by approximately 2% per year over the past 10 years.  Historically, agriculture and tourism were the county’s largest industries.  These are now complimented by an increasing number of firms in the health care and professional/scientific industries along with a steady stream of light manufacturing jobs. 

POPULATION

 

1980

1990

1995

2000

2005

2017*

COUNTY

59,896

90,208

100,261

112,947

130,043

149,790

MUNICIPALITIES

Fellsmere

1,161

2,179

2,354

3,813

4,322

5,550

Indian River Shores

1,254

2,278

2,599

3,448

3,654

4,201

Orchid

19

10

25

140

302

445

Sebastian

2,831

10,248

13,488

16,181

20,048

24,256

Vero Beach

16,176

17,350

17,681

17,705

17,895

16,539

Sources: University of Florida Bureau of Business and Economic Research, Statistical Abstract 2011; 
             * Applied Geographic Solutions, 3/2017

 

Population
Total Population 149,790
Households 67,324
Person per Household

2.35

 

Population by Age
Age 2009 2010 2017
0-19 25,990 25,952 28,613
20-39 22,083 21,547 27,574
40-59 34,031 33,192 35,455
60-64 20,615 19,833 11,223
65+  38,915 37,504 46,925

 

Median Age
Indian River County 50.8
Florida 40.7
United States 37.1

 

Income and Wages
Per Capita Personal Income $50,977
Median Household Income $46,749
Average Annual Wage $39,624
Unemployment Rate (2016) 6.2%
Unemployment Rate (3/2017) 4.9%

 

Gender
Male 71,783
Female 78,007 

 

Racial Mix
Total Population 149,790
Non-Hispanic White 113,313
Non-Hispanic Black 13,707
Hispanic Origin 18,130

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