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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.
Founded May 30 1925
Seat Vero Beach
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

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

225/sq mi (87/km²)

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.


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


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[]


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.


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.




Vero Beach

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


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

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