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Welcome to Indian River County
 
 
County Information
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
As of 2000, the population was 112,947. The U.S. Census Bureau 2005 estimate for the county is 128,594. Its county seat is Vero Beach, Florida.

Cities in Indian River include Fellsmere, Florida Ridge, Gifford, Indian River Shores, Orchid, Roseland, Sebastian, South Beach, Vero Beach, Vero Beach South and Wabasso.

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  County Demographics  
 
 
     
 
 
  As of the census 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. There were 57,902 housing units at an average density of 115 per square mile. 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 $3.
 
 
 
     
 
 
     
 
 
  County 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.

 

 
 
 
     
 
 
     
 
     
     
 
 
 

 

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