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Population in 2010: 18,164. Population change since 2000: +19.4%
Males: 8,965  (49.4%)
Females: 9,199  (50.6%)

Median resident age:  42.4 years
Florida median age:  40.3 years

Zip codes: 32962, 32968.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $36,643 (it was $37,608 in 2000)
Florida Ridge:

$36,643
FL:

$45,040
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,887

Florida Ridge CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $96,765 (it was $73,200 in 2000)
Florida Ridge:

$96,765
FL:

$148,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $176,626; Detached houses: $203,053; Townhouses or other attached units: $215,705; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $181,115; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $126,976; Mobile homes: $21,887

Median gross rent in 2012: $905.

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  • White alone - 11,710 (67.0%)
  • Black alone - 3,124 (17.9%)
  • Hispanic - 2,060 (11.8%)
  • Asian alone - 442 (2.5%)
  • Two or more races - 132 (0.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 9 (0.05%)
  • Other race alone - 9 (0.05%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Florida Ridge: 90.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Recent posts about Florida Ridge, Florida on our local forum with over 1,500,000 registered users. Florida Ridge is mentioned 12 times on our forum:
Florida Ridge and Vero Beach  (1 reply)
Vero Beach v. Vero Beach South - What's the difference?  (30 replies)
Living in Sebastian vs Vero  (17 replies)
Moving to Vero Beach Area? Pros vs Cons?  (12 replies)
Where do homes in Vero Beach sell quickly?  (15 replies)
Opinions on area: 38th Ct. and 45th St.  (2 replies)

Ancestries: German (13.7%), Irish (13.5%), English (10.4%), Italian (5.4%), United States (4.8%), French (3.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 10.8 square miles.

Population density: 1,682 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Florida Ridge:

  • High school or higher: 81.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.6%
  • Unemployed: 14.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Florida Ridge CDP:

  • Never married: 23.6%
  • Now married: 53.8%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 8.9%
  • Divorced: 12.6%

2,103 residents are foreign born (2.1% Latin America, 2.0% Europe).

This place:  12.0%
Florida:  19.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,190 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $855 (0.9%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Port St. Lucie, FL (20.8 miles , pop. 88,769).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Hialeah, FL (118.7 miles , pop. 226,419).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (910.2 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Lakewood Park, FL (1.5 miles ), Vero Beach South, FL (1.8 miles ), South Beach, FL (1.9 miles ), Vero Beach, FL (2.2 miles ), St. Lucie, FL (2.5 miles ), Gifford, FL (2.6 miles ), Fort Pierce North, FL (2.8 miles ), West Vero Corridor, FL (2.8 miles ).

Latitude: 27.57 N, Longitude: 80.39 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -4,588 (-26.2%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 722 (10.0%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 772

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.7%
Florida:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Construction (18%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (15%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Florida Ridge-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Florida state average. It is 3% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/15/1958, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 9.4 miles away from the Florida Ridge place center injured 20 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 9/18/1954, a category F3 tornado 11.3 miles away from the place center killed 2 people and injured 2 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Indian River County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 9, Fires: 5, Tropical Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Florida Ridge:

  • RENAL CARE CENTER - VERO BEACH (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; VERO BEACH, FL)
  • VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION OF INDIAN RIVER COUNTY (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; VERO BEACH, FL)
  • VNA HOSPICE OF INDIAN RIVER CO (Hospital, about 4 miles away; VERO BEACH, FL)

Operable nuclear power plants near Florida Ridge:

  • 17 miles: St. Lucie 1 and 2 in Hutchinson Island, FL.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Florida Ridge:

  • Indian River State College (about 11 miles; Fort Pierce, FL; Full-time enrollment: 5,966)
  • Florida Institute of Technology (about 37 miles; Melbourne, FL; FT enrollment: 4,723)
  • Lincoln College of Technology (about 60 miles; West Palm Beach, FL; FT enrollment: 2,419)
  • Brevard Community College (about 61 miles; Cocoa, FL; FT enrollment: 7,147)
  • Palm Beach Atlantic University-West Palm Beach (about 63 miles; West Palm Beach, FL; FT enrollment: 2,810)
  • Palm Beach State College (about 69 miles; Lake Worth, FL; FT enrollment: 10,525)
  • Universal Technical Institute-Automotive Motorcycle & Marine Mechanics (about 86 miles; Orlando, FL; FT enrollment: 4,327)

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Notable locations in Florida Ridge: Wedgewood Golf and Country Club (A), Vista Royale Golf and Country Club (B), Oslo Square (C), Indian River County Fire Rescue Station 4 (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Florida Ridge include: Pioneer Baptist Church (A), New Prospect Missionary Baptist Church of Oslo (B), House of God Church (C), Bethelhem Temple (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Indian River County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
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AQI  PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 24.6. This is better than average.
City:

24.6
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 7.53. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 8.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

7.53
U.S.:

9.59


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 16.4%
(10.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.2% for Black residents, 27.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 83.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 10.3% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
Florida:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  65.9%
Whole state:  65.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  8.1%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Florida Ridge, FL

2 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

Florida Ridge compared to Florida state average:

  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Florida Ridge travel time to work - commute


Florida Ridge mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (98%)
  • Utility gas (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Florida Ridge CDP (based on Indian River County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 50.80%
Here50.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchUnited Church of ChristEpiscopal Church
Adherents52.5%11.8%7.3%4.7%4.7%
Congregations4.9%18.5%7.4%2.5%3.7%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Church of God (Anderson, Indiana)Evangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents2.5%2.5%2.3%2.2%9.4%
Congregations3.7%2.5%3.7%3.7%49.4%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 24
Indian River County:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Here:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 20
This county:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 28
Indian River County:

2.13 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 100
This county:

7.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Indian River County:

9.8%
Florida:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Indian River County:

21.2%
State:

23.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.5%
State:

14.0%

9.40% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($79,017 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.40%
Florida average:

8.71%

0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($378 average AGI)
Indian River County:

0.07%
Florida average:

0.22%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from St. Lucie County, FL  1.18% ($46,340 average AGI)
from Brevard County, FL  0.73% ($47,103)
from Palm Beach County, FL  0.61% ($58,591)


7.07% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($46,494 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.07%
Florida average:

7.73%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($255 average AGI)
Indian River County:

0.08%
Florida average:

0.12%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to St. Lucie County, FL  0.72% ($31,616 average AGI)
to Brevard County, FL  0.61% ($41,116)
to Orange County, FL  0.24% ($31,825)

Strongest AM radio stations in Florida Ridge:

  • WAXE (1370 AM; 1 kW; VERO BEACH, FL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTTB (1490 AM; 1 kW; VERO BEACH, FL; Owner: VERO BEACH BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • WJNX (1330 AM; 5 kW; FORT PIERCE, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFTL (850 AM; 50 kW; WEST PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL ENTERPRISES II, L.L.C.)
  • WJNA (640 AM; 38 kW; ROYAL PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: SOUTH FLORIDA RADIO, INC.)
  • WPSL (1590 AM; 5 kW; PORT ST. LUCIE, FL; Owner: PORT ST LUCIE BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WFLF (540 AM; 50 kW; PINE HILLS, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WIRA (1400 AM; 1 kW; FORT PIERCE, FL; Owner: PORT ST. LUCIE BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WIXC (1060 AM; 50 kW; TITUSVILLE, FL; Owner: GENESIS COMMUNICATIONS I, INC.)
  • WQTM (740 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDYZ (990 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WAQI (710 AM; 50 kW; MIAMI, FL; Owner: LICENSE CORPORATION #1)
  • WONQ (1030 AM; 45 kW; OVIEDO, FL; Owner: FLORIDA BROADCASTERS)

Strongest FM radio stations in Florida Ridge:

  • WGYL (93.7 FM; VERO BEACH, FL; Owner: VERO BEACH BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • WCZR (101.7 FM; VERO BEACH, FL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSYR-FM (94.7 FM; GIFFORD, FL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W202AY (88.3 FM; VERO BEACH, FL; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WQOL (103.7 FM; VERO BEACH, FL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSCF-FM (91.9 FM; VERO BEACH, FL; Owner: CENTRAL EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFLM (104.7 FM; WHITE CITY, FL; Owner: MIDWAY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQCS (88.9 FM; FORT PIERCE, FL; Owner: INDIAN RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • W213AX (90.5 FM; FORT PIERCE, FL; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WWFR (91.7 FM; STUART, FL; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WOSN (97.1 FM; INDIAN RIVER SHORES, FL; Owner: VERO BEACH BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • WGNX (99.7 FM; VERO BEACH, FL; Owner: VERO BEACH FM RADIO PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKGR (98.7 FM; FORT PIERCE, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLDI (95.5 FM; FORT PIERCE, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W242AC (96.3 FM; PORT ST. LUCIE, FL; Owner: FRIENDS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJFP (91.1 FM; FORT PIERCE, FL; Owner: BLACK MEDIA WORKS, INC.)
  • WAVW (92.7 FM; STUART, FL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSJZ-FM (95.9 FM; SEBASTIAN, FL; Owner: SEBASTIAN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRMF (97.9 FM; PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: PBB LICENSES, LLC)
  • WMBX (102.3 FM; JENSEN BEACH, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Florida Ridge:

  • WWCI-CA (Channel 10; VERO BEACH, FL; Owner: V-1 PRODUCTIONS, INC.)
  • W57DM (Channel 57; VERO BEACH, FL; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF THE TREASURE COAST, L.L.C.)
  • W44AY (Channel 44; FORT PIERCE, FL; Owner: BARRY TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTCE (Channel 21; FORT PIERCE, FL; Owner: JACKSONVILLE EDUCATORS B/CNG, INC.)
  • W60CE (Channel 60; SEBRING, FL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WOCX-CA (Channel 5; SEBRING, ETC., FL; Owner: SEBRING TELEVISION CORPORATION)
  • WPBF (Channel 25; TEQUESTA, FL; Owner: WPBF-TV COMPANY)
  • WTVX (Channel 34; FORT PIERCE, FL; Owner: C-34 FCC LICENSEE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • WFPI-LP (Channel 8; FORT PIERCE, ETC, FL; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTCN-CA (Channel 43; PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: WILLIAM H. BROTHERS)

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 4
Total length: 34 meters (112ft)
Total average daily traffic: 36,800
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,892


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 full and 1 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED85$110,730112$102,95888$147,8934$35,8651$38,00047$148,6460$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$201,54015$106,83423$141,6032$39,0000$010$205,3091$89,450
APPLICATIONS DENIED15$147,89649$159,49895$140,88512$38,2290$033$182,8521$46,210
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN9$111,7148$120,92450$148,6743$80,9070$011$150,3310$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$193,4031$190,82013$119,0141$170,0000$02$183,4100$0
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Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0506.03 , 0506.04, 0506.05, 0506.06

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full and 1 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED6$170,7730$00$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED7$254,7542$217,6852$301,140
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$61,8700$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$85,8504$114,6050$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$339,9000$01$339,900
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0506.03 , 0506.04, 0506.05, 0506.06

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

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  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Florists (population 5,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (population 5,000+)"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 cities with low-earning residents located near cities with high-earning residents (pop 5,000+)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Entertainers and performers, sports, and related workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Media and communication equipment workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Fuel dealers (population 5,000+)"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (population 5,000+)"
  • #54 (32962) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Bahamian first ancestries"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
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