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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 143,712, 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
2014*
COUNTY
59,896
90,208
100,261
112,947
130,043
144,955
UNINCORPORATED COUNTY
38,455
58,143
64,114
71,660
83,822
 95,860
MUNICIPALITIES
Fellsmere
1,161
2,179
2,354
3,813
4,322
5,500
Indian River Shores
1,254
2,278
2,599
3,448
3,654
4,104
Orchid
19
10
25
140
302
   436
Sebastian
2,831
10,248
13,488
16,181
20,048
23,066
Vero Beach
16,176
17,350
17,681
17,705
17,895
15,989
Sources: University of Florida Bureau of Business and Economic Research, Statistical Abstract 2011; 
            * Applied Geographic Solutions, 12/2014

Population
Total Population ................................ 144,955
Households ........................................  63,155
Person per Household ............................ 2.35

Population By Age

Age             2009            2010           2014

0-19             25,990        25,952        29,503
20-39           22,083        21,547        26,460
40-59           34,031        33,192        35,798
60-64           20,615        19,833        10,678
65+             38,915         37,504        42,516

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 ......................... $36,280
Unemployment Rate (2013) ..................... 9.1%

Gender
Male .................................................... 70,018
Female ................................................ 74,937

Racial Mix
Total Population ..................................  144,955
Non-Hispanic White ............................. 122,326
Non-Hispanic Black ...............................  12,904
Hispanic Origin ......................................  17,404