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Indian River County, Florida
Seal of Indian River County, Florida
Map of Florida highlighting Indian River County
Location in the state of Florida
Map of the U.S. highlighting Florida
Florida's location in the U.S.
Seat Vero Beach
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

617 sq mi (1,598 km²)
503 sq mi (1,303 km²)
114 sq mi (295 km²), 18.43%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

112,947
225/sq mi (87/km²)
Founded May 30, 1925
Website www.ircgov.com/
Indian River County Courthouse in Vero Beach

Indian River County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. As of 2000, the population was 112,947. The U.S. Census Bureau 2005 estimate for the county is 128,594 [1]. Its county seat is Vero Beach, Florida.[1]

Contents

History

Indian River County was created in 1925. It was named for the Indian River Lagoon, which runs through the eastern portion of the county. Previously this area was considered part of St. Lucie County.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 617 square miles (1,598 km²), of which, 503 square miles (1,303 km²) of it is land and 114 square miles (294 km²) of it is water, much of it in the Atlantic Ocean. The total area is 18.43% water.

Indian River County is the sole county in the Sebastian-Vero Beach Metropolitan Statistical Area. Prior to 1820 this area was known as the Territory of East Florida, In 1821 it became St. Johns County, In 1824 it became Mosquito County, In 1844 it became St Lucia County,(Florida becomes a State in 1845) In 1855 it was listed as Brevard County, In 1905 it became St. Lucie County, until it became Indian River County in 1925.[2]

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Industry

It is home to general aviation manufacturer Piper Aircraft [2],and Velocity Aircraft [3], CVS distribution Center. Indian River County is home to where The World Famous Indian River Citrus, that is sold world wide, is grown.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 112,947 people, 49,137 households, and 32,725 families residing in the county. The population density was 224 people per square mile (87/km²). There were 57,902 housing units at an average density of 115 per square mile (44/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 87.43% White, 8.19% Black or African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.74% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 2.15% from other races, and 1.21% from two or more races. 6.53% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 49,137 households out of which 21.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.50% were married couples living together, 8.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.40% were non-families. 28.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.72.

In the county the population was spread out with 19.20% under the age of 18, 6.00% from 18 to 24, 22.30% from 25 to 44, 23.30% from 45 to 64, and 29.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females there were 93.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $39,635, and the median income for a family was $46,385. Males had a median income of $30,870 versus $23,379 for females. The per capita income for the county was $27,227. About 6.30% of families and 9.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.60% of those under age 18 and 5.70% of those age 65 or over.

Places

Incorporated

  1. City of Fellsmere
  2. Town of Indian River Shores
  3. Town of Orchid
  4. City of Sebastian
  5. City of Vero Beach

Unincorporated

Politics

Presidential elections results
Year Republican Democratic Other
2008 56.7% 42.0% 1.3%
2004 60.2% 39.0% 0.8%
2000 57.7% 39.8% 2.5%

See also

References

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ According to the Historical Records and State Archives Surveys, published by Florida Works Progress Administration, and available in the digital historical maps of Florida section of the UF library. And the Indian River County Historian, Ruth Stanbridge
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

External links

Governmental

Coordinates: 27°42′N 80°35′W / 27.70°N 80.58°W / 27.70; -80.58


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Indian River County, Florida
Seal of Indian River County, Florida
Map
File:Map of Florida highlighting Indian River County.png
Location in the state of Florida
Map of the USA highlighting Florida
Florida's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded May 30 1925
Seat Vero Beach
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 18.43%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

112947
Website: www.ircgov.com/
Indian River County Courthouse in Vero Beach

Indian River County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. As of 2000, the population was 112,947. The U.S. Census Bureau 2005 estimate for the county is 128,594 [1]. Its county seat is Vero Beach6.

Contents

History

Indian River County was created in 1925. It was named for the Indian River Lagoon.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,598 km² (617 sq mi). 1,303 km² (503 sq mi) of it is land and 294 km² (114 sq mi) of it is water, much of it in the Atlantic Ocean. The total area is 18.43% water.

Indian River County is the sole county in the Sebastian-Vero Beach Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Adjacent Counties

Industry

It is home to general aviation manufacturer Piper Aircraft [2],and Velocity Aircraft [3], CVS distribution Center. Indian River County is home to where The World Famous Indian River Citrus, that is sold world wide, is grown.

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 112,947 people, 49,137 households, and 32,725 families residing in the county. The population density was 87/km² (224/sq mi). There were 57,902 housing units at an average density of 44/km² (115/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 87.43% White, 8.19% Black or African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.74% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 2.15% from other races, and 1.21% from two or more races. 6.53% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 49,137 households out of which 21.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.50% were married couples living together, 8.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.40% were non-families. 28.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.72.

In the county the population was spread out with 19.20% under the age of 18, 6.00% from 18 to 24, 22.30% from 25 to 44, 23.30% from 45 to 64, and 29.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females there were 93.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $39,635, and the median income for a family was $46,385. Males had a median income of $30,870 versus $23,379 for females. The per capita income for the county was $27,227. About 6.30% of families and 9.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.60% of those under age 18 and 5.70% of those age 65 or over.

Places

Incorporated

  1. City of Fellsmere
  2. Town of Indian River Shores
  3. Town of Orchid
  4. City of Sebastian
  5. City of Vero Beach

Unincorporated

See also

External links

Governmental

Non-governmental

Coordinates: 27°42′N 80°35′W / 27.70, -80.58

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Indian River County, Florida
Map

Location in the state of Florida

Florida's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded May 30, 1925
Seat Vero Beach
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

617 sq mi (1,598 km²)
503 sq mi (1,303 km²)
114 sq mi (295 km²), 18.43%
PopulationEst.
 - (2000)
 - Density

112,947
225/sq mi (87/km²)
Website: www.ircgov.com/
Named for: Indian River Lagoon

Indian River County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida, and was formed on May 30, 1925. As of 2000, the population is 112,947. Its county seat is Vero Beach.


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