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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 166,994, 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 healthcare and professional/scientific industries along with a steady stream of light manufacturing jobs. 

POPULATION

 

1990

1995

2000

2005

2021

2026*

COUNTY

90,208

100,261

112,947

130,043

161,001

175,226

MUNICIPALITIES

Fellsmere

2,179

2,354

3,813

4,322

5,768

6,432

Indian River Shores

2,278

2,599

3,448

3,645

4,316

4,555

Orchid

10

25

140

302

451

477

Sebastian

10,248

13,488

16,181

20,048

26,390

29,203

Vero Beach

17,350

17,681

17,705

17,895

17,576

18,498

Source:  GIS-Planning, 12/2021
* Projected

 

Population
Total Population 161,001
Households 72,598
Person per Household

2.22

 

Population by Age  
Age 2009 2010 2021 2026
0-19 25,990 25,952 28,083 31,533
20-39 22,083 21,547 29,725 33,618
40-59 34,031 33,192 35,041 35,393
60-64 20,615 19,833 12,916 12,045
65+  38,915 37,504 55,236 62,637

 

Median Age
Indian River County 53.4
Florida 42
United States 38

 

Income and Wages - Indian River County
Per Capita Personal Income (2019) $36,516
Median Household Income (2019) $54,740
Average Annual Wage (2020) $47,113
Unemployment Rate Year End  (2020) 3.6%
Unemployment Rate (12/2021) 4.4%

 

Gender    
    2021  2026  
Male 77,211 83,656  
Female 83,790 91,570  

 

Racial Mix  
    2021   2026
Total Population 161,001 175,226
Non-Hispanic White 119,392 126,421
Non-Hispanic Black   15,249 17,713
Hispanic Origin   20,955 24,264

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