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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 138,028, has grown steadily by approximately two percent per year.  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 information technology industries along with a steady stream of light manufacturing jobs. 

POPULATION
 
1980
1990
1995
2000
2005
2011
COUNTY
59,896
90,208
100,261
112,947
130,043
138,028
UNINCORPORATED COUNTY
38,455
58,143
64,114
71,660
83,822
 91,366
MUNICIPALITIES
Fellsmere
1,161
2,179
2,354
3,813
4,322
5,197
Indian River Shores
1,254
2,278
2,599
3,448
3,654
3,901
Orchid
19
10
25
140
302
415
Sebastian
2,831
10,248
13,488
16,181
20,048
21,929
Vero Beach
16,176
17,350
17,681
17,705
17,895
15,220
Sources: U.S. Census, 2010; University of Florida Bureau of Business and Economic Research, Statistical Abstract 2011

Population
Total Population ................................ 138,028
Households ........................................ 57,467
Person per Household ............................. 2.35

Population By Age

Age             2009           2010

0-17             25,990        25,952
18-34           22,083        21,547
35-54           34,031        33,192
55-64           20,615        19,833
65+             38,915         37,504

Median Age
Indian River County.................  .................49.1
Florida..................................................... 40.7
United States ...........................................37.1

Income and Wages
Per Capita Personal Income ................ $50,977
Median Household Income .................. $46,363
Average Annual Wage ........................ $34,119
Unemployment Rage (2011) ....................12.6%

Gender
Male .................................................... 66,805
Female ................................................ 71,222

Racial Mix
Total Population .................................. 138,028
Non-Hispanic White ............................. 106,144
Non-Hispanic Black ............................... 12,836
Hispanic Origin ...................................... 16,012
Asian Origin ............................................ 1,795
Persons reporting 2 or more races ............. 1,795