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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
2013*
COUNTY
59,896
90,208
100,261
112,947
130,043
143,712
UNINCORPORATED COUNTY
38,455
58,143
64,114
71,660
83,822
 100,129
MUNICIPALITIES
Fellsmere
1,161
2,179
2,354
3,813
4,322
5,745
Indian River Shores
1,254
2,278
2,599
3,448
3,654
4,289
Orchid
19
10
25
140
302
456
Sebastian
2,831
10,248
13,488
16,181
20,048
24,105
Vero Beach
16,176
17,350
17,681
17,705
17,895
16,704
Sources: University of Florida Bureau of Business and Economic Research, Statistical Abstract 2011; 
            * Applied Geographic Solutions, 6/2014

Population
Total Population ................................ 143,712
Households ........................................  57,467
Person per Household ............................ 2.35

Population By Age

Age             2009            2010           2013

0-17             25,990        25,952        22,223 (age 0-19)
18-34           22,083        21,547        26,056 (20-39)
35-54           34,031        33,192        35,922 (40-59)
55-64           20,615        19,833        10,685 (60-64)
65+             38,915         37,504        41,767

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 Rage (2013) ..................... 8.2%

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

Racial Mix
Total Population ..................................  143,712
Non-Hispanic White ............................. 121,274
Non-Hispanic Black ...............................  12,796
Hispanic Origin ......................................  17,097