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Indian River County, Florida (FL)

County population in 2014: 144,755 (95% urban, 5% rural); it was 112,947 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 25,579
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 19,447
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 38,119
Renter-occupied apartments: 15,150 (it was 11,018 in 2000)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

33%

Land area: 503 sq. mi.

Water area: 113.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 288 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Indian River County: 90.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (23.6%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (15.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 73%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 22%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Indian River County, Florida:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (77.4%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (11.2%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (8.7%)
  • Asian alone (1.2%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
Median resident age:  49.0 years
Florida median age:  40.0 years
Males: 70,001  (48.4%)
Females: 74,754  (51.6%)
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Indian River County,FL real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Indian River County:

2.0 people
Florida:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $42,401 ($39,635 in 1999)

This county:

$42401
Florida:

$46036

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $736 (lower quartile is $585, upper quartile is $896)
This county:

$736
State:

$838


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $151,100 (it was $91,600 in 2000)
Indian River:

$151,100
Florida:

$153,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $78,100 - $267,900

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $274,034
Here:

$274,034
State:

$243,181

Townhouses or other attached units: $282,722
Here:

$282,722
State:

$161,350

In 2-unit structures: $128,269
Here:

$128,269
State:

$161,056

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $113,284
Here:

$113,284
State:

$143,318

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $302,241
Here:

$302,241
State:

$215,295

Mobile homes: $38,005
Here:

$38,005
State:

$58,568

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $17,737
Here:

$17,737
State:

$50,225
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,246
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $433

Institutionalized population: 1,346

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 22
  • Robberies: 65
  • Assaults: 211
  • Burglaries: 660
  • Thefts: 2079
  • Auto thefts: 191

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 52
  • Robberies: 35
  • Assaults: 271
  • Burglaries: 590
  • Thefts: 2048
  • Auto thefts: 167
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 1214 buildings, average cost: $209,000
  • 2001: 1218 buildings, average cost: $207,000
  • 2002: 1442 buildings, average cost: $215,700
  • 2003: 1778 buildings, average cost: $201,400
  • 2004: 3646 buildings, average cost: $188,400
  • 2005: 3657 buildings, average cost: $209,600
  • 2006: 2839 buildings, average cost: $239,800
  • 2007: 1130 buildings, average cost: $301,400
  • 2008: 619 buildings, average cost: $343,900
  • 2009: 275 buildings, average cost: $352,800
  • 2010: 307 buildings, average cost: $337,600
  • 2011: 320 buildings, average cost: $388,400
  • 2012: 369 buildings, average cost: $338,900
  • 2013: 546 buildings, average cost: $368,300
  • 2014: 707 buildings, average cost: $383,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,627 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,233 (1.0%)

Indian River County household income distribution in 2009 Indian River County home values distribution Indian River County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 13.4%
(9.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.7% for Black residents, 20.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 45.6% for American Indian residents, 24.6% for other race residents, 25.9% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 13.4%
Indian River County:

13.4%
Florida:

17.0%
(9.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.9% for Black residents, 20.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 42.7% for American Indian residents, 24.0% for other race residents, 26.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 50 years old
(Males: 48 years old, Females: 52 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 56 years old, Black residents: 29 years old, American Indian residents: 31 years old, Asian residents: 45 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 28 years old, Other race residents: 25 years old)

Area name: Vero Beach, FL MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Indian River County is $554 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $706 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $879 a month.

Cities in this county include: Vero Beach South, Vero Beach, Sebastian, Florida Ridge, West Vero Corridor, Gifford, Fellsmere, South Beach, Indian River Shores, Roseland.

Indian River County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Zip CodeCityCertified Residential DatabaseMandatory Residential DatabaseMandatory Non-Residential Database
Buildings MeasuredAbove 4 pCi/L (%)Buildings MeasuredAbove 4 pCi/L (%)Buildings MeasuredAbove 4 pCi/L (%)
32957Roseland10----
32958Sebastian70----
32960Vero Beach1201010
32962Vero Beach80----
32963Vero Beach395----
32966Vero Beach60----
32967Vero Beach40----
32968Vero Beach100----

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Neighboring counties: Pinellas County , Kleberg County, Texas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

7.2%
Florida:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 3,733
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 81.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 23.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 9,151 (45% naturalized citizens)

Indian River County:

8.1%
Whole state:

16.7%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 1,924
  • 1990 to 1994: 1,275
  • 1985 to 1989: 970
  • 1980 to 1984: 873
  • 1975 to 1979: 731
  • 1970 to 1974: 473
  • 1970 to 1974: 581
  • 1965 to 1969: 2,324

Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 87.1%

Indian River County marital status for males Indian River County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 34,383
  • One, attached: 1,857
  • Two: 1,251
  • 3 or 4: 1,811
  • 5 to 9: 2,698
  • 10 to 19: 5,105
  • 20 or more: 3,927
  • Mobile homes: 6,786
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 84

Housing units in Indian River County with a mortgage: 16,871 (1,763 second mortgage, 1,557 home equity loan, 47 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 10,390

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

71.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Indian River County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic36,5145
Evangelical Protestant14,16176
Mainline Protestant9,97517
Other3,02210
Black Protestant1,55415
None72,802-
Indian River County Religion Details
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.

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%

Agriculture in Indian River County:

Average size of farms: 399 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $243,569
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $1687.70
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 5.72%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $187,209
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 34.13%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 97.13%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $41,314
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 75.00%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 13.14
Land in orchards: 62,446 acres

Earthquake activity:

Indian River County-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 393.6 miles away from Indian River County center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 360.5 miles away from the county 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 327.2 miles away from the county 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 133.7 miles away from the county center
On 6/11/2001 at 18:27:54, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 178.4 miles away from Indian River County center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 444.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • FloridaTropical Storm Fay, Incident Period: August 18, 2008 to September 12, 2008, Emergency Declared (EM-3288): August 21, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3288, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • FloridaOkeechobee Fire Complex, Incident Period: May 29, 2007, Fire Management Assistance Declared: June 27, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-FM-2696, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • FloridaHurricane Wilma, Incident Period: October 23, 2005 to November 18, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1609): October 24, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1609, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • FloridaHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3220): September 5, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3220, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • FloridaHurricane Jeanne, Incident Period: September 24, 2004 to November 17, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1561): September 26, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1561, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • FloridaHurricane Ivan, Incident Period: September 13, 2004 to November 17, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1551): September 16, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1551, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • FloridaHurricane Frances, Incident Period: September 3, 2004 to October 8, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1545): September 4, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1545, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • FloridaHurricane Charley and Tropical Storm Bonnie, Incident Period: August 11, 2004 to August 30, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1539): August 13, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1539, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm, Hurricane
  • FloridaOkeechobee Fire Complex, Incident Period: February 19, 2001, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • FloridaHurricane Irene, Incident Period: October 14, 1999 to October 24, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1306): October 20, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1306, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 6 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

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).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (16%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (30%)
  • Canada (9%)
  • United Kingdom (7%)
  • Germany (7%)
  • Jamaica (4%)
  • Italy (3%)
  • Colombia (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Indian River County (%):

  • English (14%)
  • Irish (13%)
  • German (13%)
  • United States or American (10%)
  • Italian (9%)
  • French (except Basque) (3%)
  • Polish (3%)

Indian River County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 36,099 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 5,495 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 118 (0%)
  • Taxi: 48 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 132 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 312 (1%)
  • Walked: 579 (1%)
  • Other means: 407 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 1,686 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Indian River County, Florida in 2000:

  • 596 people in nursing homes
  • 422 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 409 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 309 people in state prisons
  • 211 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 145 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 49 people in other group homes
  • 47 people in institutions for the deaf
  • 31 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 29 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 21 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 21 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 7 people in religious group quarters

People in group quarters in Indian River County, Florida in 2010:

  • 507 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 480 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 255 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 163 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 95 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 89 people in college/university student housing
  • 82 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 63 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 41 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 15 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 4 people in residential treatment centers for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $62,069.

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%

3.44% relocated from other counties in Florida ($19,944 average AGI)
3.51% relocated from other states ($36,977 average AGI)
Indian River County:

3.51%
Florida average:

3.71%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


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)
from Palm Beach County, FL  0.28% ($69,980)
from Orange County, FL  0.15% ($48,654)
from Miami-Dade County, FL  0.15% ($41,813)
from Martin County, FL  0.12% ($84,212)


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%

3.55% relocated to other counties in Florida ($18,132 average AGI)
2.75% relocated to other states ($21,870 average AGI)
Indian River County:

2.75%
Florida average:

2.87%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


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)
to Palm Beach County, FL  0.25% ($33,774)
to Miami-Dade County, FL  0.24% ($30,736)
to Orange County, FL  0.19% ($35,208)
to Hillsborough County, FL  0.17% ($22,225)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.0
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.4

Births per 1000 population in Indian River County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Indian River County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.6

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Indian River County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 26.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 14.6%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Indian River County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Indian River County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 33,699 (30,622 aged, 3,077 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 4,649 (18%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Indian River County, Florida in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (2293)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (2175)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (1216)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (1026)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (999)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (894)
  • Unspecified dementia (815)
  • Cerebral atherosclerosis (748)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (737)
  • Ischaemic cardiomyopathy (449)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.61
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 13724.48
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 373.850
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 49102.44

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1031.150
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1651.710
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 3.11

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 57.49
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 69.99

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 7.78

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 42.5. This is less than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 157.1. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 101.6
  • Other - 55.5

Household type by relationship:

Households: 136,234
  • In family households: 110,209 (27,934 male householders, 10,748 female householders)
    30,453 spouses, 30,826 children (28,328 natural, 814 adopted, 1,684 stepchildren), 2,542 grandchildren, 1,111 brothers or sisters, 1,242 parents, 1,488 other relatives, 3,031 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 26,025 (9,023 male householders (6,935 living alone)), 12,471 female householders (10,974 living alone)), 4,531 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,794 (1,346 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 22,019 2-persons, 6,990 3-persons, 5,660 4-persons, 2,486 5-persons, 970 6-persons, 557 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 17,909 1-person, 3,048 2-persons, 305 3-persons, 140 4-persons, 50 5-persons, 30 6-persons, 12 7-or-more-persons.

13,624 married couples with children.
5,381 single-parent households (1,150 men, 4,231 women).

89.6% of residents of Indian River County speak English at home.
6.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (48% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 12% don't speak English at all).
3.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (75% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (66% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (61% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 12% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $900,035,000 ($7252 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $60,408,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $501,507,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $269,010,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $4,377,000
Federal grants: $63,538,000
Federal procurement contracts: $36,042,000 ($28,802,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $25,561,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,424,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $34,457,000
Federal Government insurance: $4,185,351,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 6,103
Here:

47 per 1000 residents
State:

63 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 8,418
Here:

65 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +1,645
Here:

+13 per 1000 residents
State:

+30 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +16,563
Here:

+129 per 1000 residents
State:

+59 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Indian River County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 13.93 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.5
State:

5.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

3.8

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 472
  • 2000 to 2004: 21,608
  • 1990 to 1999: 14,030
  • 1980 to 1989: 17,604
  • 1970 to 1979: 12,870
  • 1960 to 1969: 4,936
  • 1950 to 1959: 3,401
  • 1940 to 1949: 813
  • 1939 or earlier: 976
Rooms in houses/apartments in Indian River County, Florida
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 49
  • 2 rooms: 417
  • 3 rooms: 1,853
  • 4 rooms: 6,299
  • 5 rooms: 10,686
  • 6 rooms: 8,900
  • 7 rooms: 5,517
  • 8 rooms: 2,502
  • 9+ rooms: 1,896
  • 1 room: 410
  • 2 rooms: 927
  • 3 rooms: 2,120
  • 4 rooms: 3,122
  • 5 rooms: 2,555
  • 6 rooms: 1,169
  • 7 rooms: 502
  • 8 rooms: 173
  • 9+ rooms: 40
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Indian River County, Florida
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 83
  • 1 bedroom: 1,512
  • 2 bedrooms: 15,205
  • 3 bedrooms: 17,657
  • 4 bedrooms: 3,361
  • 5+ bedrooms: 301
  • no bedroom: 497
  • 1 bedroom: 2,333
  • 2 bedrooms: 5,571
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,352
  • 4 bedrooms: 248
  • 5+ bedrooms: 17
Cars and other vehicles available in Indian River County, Florida in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 1,402
  • 1 vehicle: 15,898
  • 2 vehicles: 16,358
  • 3 vehicles: 3,483
  • 4 vehicles: 758
  • 5+ vehicles: 220
  • no vehicle: 1,561
  • 1 vehicle: 5,570
  • 2 vehicles: 3,165
  • 3 vehicles: 603
  • 4 vehicles: 89
  • 5+ vehicles: 30

53% of Indian River County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 45% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 42% lived in Florida.

Indian River County:

53.1%
State average:

51.1%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 31427
  • Northeast: 36533
  • Midwest: 17231
  • South: 15020
  • West: 2397

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $86,700


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Indian River County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (94.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.3%)
  • Utility gas (1.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.8%)
  • No fuel used (0.6%)
  • Electricity (94.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.4%)
  • No fuel used (1.9%)
  • Utility gas (0.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,305
Here:

12.4%
Florida:

11.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 594
Here:

11.0%
Florida:

9.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 656
Here:

21.5%
Florida:

21.0%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Indian River County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $6,200,000
    Regular Highways: $5,000,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $21,100,000
    Solid Waste Management: $18,989,000
    Regular Highways: $16,191,000
    Water Utilities: $14,596,000
    Local Fire Protection: $13,289,000
    Sewerage: $11,943,000
    Correctional Institutions: $9,950,000
    General - Other: $8,849,000
    Parks and Recreation: $8,824,000
    Financial Administration: $8,710,000
    Health - Other: $8,539,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,168,000
    Libraries: $3,956,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $3,766,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,226,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,676,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,600,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,231,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,086,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,255,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Health - Other: $4,104,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Financial Administration: $4,454,000
    Libraries: $4,351,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $3,487,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,357,000
    Police Protection: $2,167,000
    Regular Highways: $1,178,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,135,000
    Local Fire Protection: $970,000
    Health - Other: $531,000
    General Public Building: $200,000
    Correctional Institutions: $99,000
    General - Other: $56,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $49,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $45,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $3,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $50,879,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $4,000,000

Indian River County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $15,929,000
    Sewerage: $11,422,000
    Solid Waste Management: $9,171,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,769,000
    Regular Highways: $821,000
    Housing and Community Development: $764,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $18,467,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,710,000
    Public Welfare: $884,000
    Air Transportation: $650,000
    General Local Government Support: $72,000
    Water Utilities: $16,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $822,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $39,563,000
    Special Assessments: $8,056,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,726,000
    Interest Earnings: $964,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $332,000
    Rents: $259,000
    Sale of Property: $163,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $13,960,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $13,523,000
    Transit Utilities: $3,273,000
    All Other: $2,428,000
    Public Welfare: $939,000
    Housing and Community Development: $930,000
    Highways: $779,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,000
  • Tax - Property: $74,187,000
    Other License: $41,532,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $15,583,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $9,002,000
    Motor Fuels Sales: $3,573,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,676,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $238,000

Indian River County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $108,545,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $99,885,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $36,335,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,675,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $25,069,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $24,097,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $972,000

Indian River County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $128,049,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $202,290,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $24,097,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,433
  • Number of aged recipients: 146
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,287
  • Number of recipients under 18: 307
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 859
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 267
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 520
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 624
Indian River County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Indian River County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 23 full 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 ORIGINATED494$126,071816$192,1001,281$213,53360$149,0172$44,000486$242,45113$37,308
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED42$135,61978$230,154196$201,08716$54,1250$059$204,57610$41,700
APPLICATIONS DENIED137$135,818230$177,735894$209,28770$105,6863$1,266,667216$214,31024$53,292
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN53$122,00088$175,477418$215,65124$112,6250$090$247,6677$75,143
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS17$152,88216$317,375108$196,9265$149,6000$017$318,0001$60,000
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 20 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED41$166,1955$257,2003$166,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED48$231,93815$250,26715$236,667
APPLICATIONS DENIED8$189,5003$176,0000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN5$102,0007$123,1430$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$228,5000$03$264,667
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Indian River County, FL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1,46676.6 years
William1,17276.5 years
Robert99174.7 years
James85974.1 years
Mary84380.2 years
George68477.2 years
Charles68077.0 years
Joseph61177.2 years
Helen50981.7 years
Edward47477.8 years
Most common last names in Indian River County, FL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith45677.0 years
Williams24674.4 years
Johnson20975.5 years
Miller19878.5 years
Brown19876.8 years
Jones19076.1 years
Clark14175.7 years
Davis13676.7 years
Taylor13278.0 years
Wilson12177.1 years
Businesses in Indian River County, FL
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven8Kroger1
AT&T3Lane Bryant2
Ace Hardware2Lane Furniture1
Advance Auto Parts4LensCrafters1
Aeropostale1Little Caesars Pizza2
Albertsons1Lowe's1
American Eagle Outfitters1Macy's1
Ann Taylor1Marriott1
Applebee's1Marshalls1
Arby's1MasterBrand Cabinets16
AutoZone1Mazda1
Banana Republic1McDonald's6
Baskin-Robbins2Motherhood Maternity2
Bath & Body Works1New Balance3
Bed Bath & Beyond1Nike11
Best Western1Nissan1
Blockbuster1Office Depot1
Brookstone1Olive Garden1
Budget Car Rental1Outback1
Burger King4Outback Steakhouse1
CVS6Pac Sun1
Casual Male XL1Panera Bread1
Charlotte Russe1Papa John's Pizza2
Chevrolet1Payless1
Chick-Fil-A1Penske2
Chico's2PetSmart1
Clarks1Pier 1 Imports1
Cracker Barrel1Pizza Hut2
Curves1Popeyes1
DHL4Publix Super Markets8
Dairy Queen2Quality1
Decora Cabinetry4RadioShack3
Domino's Pizza2Rooms To Go1
DressBarn1Ruby Tuesday2
Dressbarn1SAS Shoes1
Dunkin Donuts5SONIC Drive-In1
Express1Sam's Club1
Famous Footwear1Sears2
FedEx27Shoe Carnival1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Soma Intimates1
Ford1Spencer Gifts1
GNC2Sprint Nextel3
GameStop2Staples1
Gap1Starbucks3
Goodwill5Steak 'n Shake1
Gymboree2Subaru1
H&R Block5Subway10
Holiday Inn2T-Mobile6
Hollister Co.1T.G.I. Driday's1
Home Depot2T.J.Maxx1
Honda1Taco Bell2
Howard Johnson2Talbots1
Hyundai1Target1
IHOP2Tire Kingdom2
IZOD1Toys"R"Us1
J.Crew1True Value1
JCPenney1U-Haul11
Jimmy John's1UPS25
Jones New York6Vans2
Journeys1Verizon Wireless1
Justice1Victoria's Secret1
KFC2Walgreens8
Kmart1Walmart2
Knights Inn1

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