South Beach, Florida

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Population in 2010: 3,501. Population change since 2000: +1.3%
Males: 1,493  (42.7%)
Females: 2,008  (57.3%)
Median resident age:  66.4 years
Florida median age:  41.5 years

Zip codes: 32963.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $92,162 (it was $108,702 in 2000)
South Beach:

$92,162
FL:

$46,036

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $67,188 (it was $90,938 in 2000)

South Beach CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $544,210 (it was $343,900 in 2000)
South Beach:

$544,210
FL:

$153,300

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $256,248; Detached houses: $274,034; Townhouses or other attached units: $282,722; In 2-unit structures: $128,269; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $113,284; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $302,241; Mobile homes: $38,005; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $17,737

Median gross rent in 2013: $2,010.

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  • Races in South Beach, FL (2010)

    South Beach races chart
    • 3,37096.3%White alone
    • 822.3%Hispanic
    • 280.8%Asian alone
    • 130.4%Two or more races
    • 50.1%Black alone
    • 20.06%American Indian alone
    • 10.03%Other race alone

Races in South Beach detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in South Beach: 99.9 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (22.9%), German (20.2%), Irish (18.5%), Italian (5.4%), United States (3.0%), Scotch-Irish (2.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 5 feet

Land area: 2.70 square miles.

Population density: 1,296 people per square mile   (low).

South Beach,FL real estate house value index trend

South Beach, Florida map

For population 25 years and over in South Beach:

  • High school or higher: 96.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 61.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 22.6%
  • Unemployed: 1.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in South Beach CDP:

  • Never married: 15.3%
  • Now married: 65.1%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 10.1%
  • Divorced: 9.1%

317 residents are foreign born (5.4% Europe, 2.0% Latin America).

This place:

8.5%
Florida:

19.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $5,706 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $5,576 (1.1%)

South Beach satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Port St. Lucie, FL (22.2 miles , pop. 88,769).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Hialeah, FL (120.1 miles , pop. 226,419).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (907.8 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Florida Ridge, FL (1.9 miles ), Vero Beach, FL (2.1 miles ), Vero Beach South, FL (2.2 miles ), Lakewood Park, FL (2.3 miles ), St. Lucie, FL (2.7 miles ), Gifford, FL (2.7 miles ), Indian River Shores, FL (2.9 miles ), Fort Pierce North, FL (3.0 miles ).

Latitude: 27.60 N, Longitude: 80.34 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 772

South Beach household income distribution South Beach home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.8%
Florida:

6.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (26%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Wholesale trade (11%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (18%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (17%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Other services, except public administration (15%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (24%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (13%)
  • Legal occupations (11%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (7%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (21%)
  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (15%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (12%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (9%)

Work and jobs in South Beach: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in South Beach, Florida

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

South Beach-area historical tornado activity is below Florida state average. It is 33% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/15/1958, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 10.1 miles away from the South Beach place center injured 20 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 9/18/1954, a category F3 tornado 12.2 miles away from the place center killed 2 people and injured 2 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

South Beach-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Florida state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 399.0 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 367.1 miles away from South Beach center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 333.4 miles away from the city center
On 2/22/1992 at 04:21:34, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MB, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 123.9 miles away from the city center
On 6/11/2001 at 18:27:54, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 184.0 miles away from South Beach center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 452.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

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: 10, Fires: 5, Tropical Storms: 2 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
South Beach topographic map

Birthplace of: Martin H. Greenberg - University professor.

Hospitals and medical centers near South Beach:

  • RENAL CARE CENTER - VERO BEACH (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; VERO BEACH, FL)
  • NHC HOMECARE-VERO BEACH (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; VERO BEACH, FL)
  • AFTERCARE NURSING SERVICES INC (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; VERO BEACH, FL)
  • GRACE REHABILITATION CENTER OF VERO BEACH (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; VERO BEACH, FL)
  • FLORIDA BAPTIST RETIREMENT CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; VERO BEACH, FL)
  • VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION OF INDIAN RIVER COUNTY (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; VERO BEACH, FL)
  • VNA HOSPICE OF INDIAN RIVER CO (Hospital, about 6 miles away; VERO BEACH, FL)

Operable nuclear power plants near South Beach:

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

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to South Beach:

  • Indian River State College (about 13 miles; Fort Pierce, FL; Full-time enrollment: 12,211)
  • Florida Institute of Technology-Online (about 37 miles; Melbourne, FL; FT enrollment: 3,046)
  • Florida Institute of Technology (about 37 miles; Melbourne, FL; FT enrollment: 4,452)
  • Eastern Florida State College (about 61 miles; Cocoa, FL; FT enrollment: 12,053)
  • Palm Beach Atlantic University (about 65 miles; West Palm Beach, FL; FT enrollment: 2,868)
  • Palm Beach State College (about 70 miles; Lake Worth, FL; FT enrollment: 19,938)
  • Lynn University (about 85 miles; Boca Raton, FL; FT enrollment: 2,151)

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Notable location: Indian River County Fire Rescue Station 6 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in South Beach: Round Island Park (1). Display/hide its location 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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 55.6. This is better than average.

City:

55.6
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 30.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2003 was 19.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.4
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 7.74. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.74
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 5.1%
(4.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for other race residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.1 people
Florida:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  74.0%
Whole state:  65.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  2.7%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
19 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

South Beach compared to Florida state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.4
Florida average:

12.2

South Beach travel time to work - commute South Beach mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (92%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • Utility gas (3%)
  • No fuel used (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for South Beach CDP (based on Indian River County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic36,5145
Evangelical Protestant14,16176
Mainline Protestant9,97517
Other3,02210
Black Protestant1,55415
None72,802-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 24
Indian River County:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

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

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 20
Indian River 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.
State:

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

7.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.8%
Florida:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Indian River County:

21.2%
Florida:

23.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.5%
State:

14.0%

7.02% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($57,312 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.02%
Florida average:

7.97%

0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($390 average AGI)
Indian River County:

0.07%
Florida average:

0.11%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from St. Lucie County, FL  0.97% ($32,435 average AGI)
from Brevard County, FL  0.55% ($33,327)
from Broward County, FL  0.32% ($52,071)


6.38% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($41,038 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.38%
Florida average:

7.17%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,036 average AGI)
Indian River County:

0.08%
Florida average:

0.12%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to St. Lucie County, FL  0.83% ($29,634 average AGI)
to Brevard County, FL  0.62% ($32,734)
to Broward County, FL  0.26% ($29,235)

Strongest AM radio stations in South Beach:

  • WAXE (1370 AM; 1 kW; VERO BEACH, FL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJNX (1330 AM; 5 kW; FORT PIERCE, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTTB (1490 AM; 1 kW; VERO BEACH, FL; Owner: VERO BEACH BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • WIRA (1400 AM; 1 kW; FORT PIERCE, FL; Owner: PORT ST. LUCIE BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WDYZ (990 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WONQ (1030 AM; 45 kW; OVIEDO, FL; Owner: FLORIDA BROADCASTERS)
  • WAQI (710 AM; 50 kW; MIAMI, FL; Owner: LICENSE CORPORATION #1)

Strongest FM radio stations in South Beach:

  • 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)
  • WQOL (103.7 FM; VERO BEACH, FL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W202AY (88.3 FM; VERO BEACH, FL; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WSCF-FM (91.9 FM; VERO BEACH, FL; Owner: CENTRAL EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WQCS (88.9 FM; FORT PIERCE, FL; Owner: INDIAN RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WFLM (104.7 FM; WHITE CITY, FL; Owner: MIDWAY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • 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.)
  • WAVW (92.7 FM; STUART, FL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRMF (97.9 FM; PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: PBB LICENSES, LLC)
  • WSJZ-FM (95.9 FM; SEBASTIAN, FL; Owner: SEBASTIAN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJFP (91.1 FM; FORT PIERCE, FL; Owner: BLACK MEDIA WORKS, INC.)
  • WMBX (102.3 FM; JENSEN BEACH, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)

TV broadcast stations around South Beach:

  • 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.)
  • WOCX-CA (Channel 5; SEBRING, ETC., FL; Owner: SEBRING TELEVISION CORPORATION)
  • W60CE (Channel 60; SEBRING, FL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WTVX (Channel 34; FORT PIERCE, FL; Owner: C-34 FCC LICENSEE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • WPBF (Channel 25; TEQUESTA, FL; Owner: WPBF-TV COMPANY)
  • WFPI-LP (Channel 8; FORT PIERCE, ETC, FL; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTCN-CA (Channel 43; PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: WILLIAM H. BROTHERS)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$277,41041$359,860113$361,0614$250,82342$338,968
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$07$433,52712$347,2083$53,1774$322,393
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$53,1809$281,64736$465,0860$012$462,132
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$200,3052$243,29019$427,2430$06$316,852
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$07$396,6830$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0505.03

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED0$01$369,590
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$350,9700$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0505.03

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Businesses in South Beach, FL

  • Starbucks: 1

South Beach on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Postsecondary teachers"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Professional, scientific, and technical services"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Business operations specialists"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Judges, magistrates, and other judicial workers"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Architects, surveyors, and cartographers"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Management, professional, and related occupations:"
  • #6 (32963) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers reporting net capital gain/loss in 2004 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #6 (32963) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of British first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #11 (32963) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers reporting taxable dividends in 2004 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #20 (32963) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest 2004 average taxable dividends for individuals (pop 5,000+)"
  • #38 (32963) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest 2004 average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) for individuals (pop 5,000+)"
  • #42 (32963) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest 2004 average reported profit/loss from business (pop 5,000+)"
  • #45 (32963) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest 2004 average net capital gain/loss (pop 5,000+)"
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  • #92 (32963) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Celtic first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #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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