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Overview

Introduction to Stuart, Florida

Stuart, Florida, in Martin county, is 9 miles SE of Port St. Lucie, Florida (center to center) and 98 miles N of Miami, Florida. The city is conveniently located inside the Fort Pierce-Port Saint Lucie metropolitan area.

Stuart History

In 1870, Stuart had its first settlers. They were non-native Americans. Between 1893 and 1895 this area was known as Potsdam. It was named by a local landowner named Otto Stypmann. The present name Stuart was given to this area in 1895, after the Florida East Coast Railway was established. It was named in honor of Homer Hine Stuart, Jr. who was also a local landowner. In 1914, Stuart was finally incorporated as a town.

Stuart and Nearby Attractions

  • Elliott Museum.
  • Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center.
  • Bathtub Reef Beach.

Stuart Activities

There are some excellent golf courses and a beach in Stuart, which provide some great fun filled activities. The Elliot Museum has a good collection of dioramas and other objects of interest. People also have a great time at the Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center, which offers a number of interesting activities that both kids and adults enjoy.

Stuart Transportation

Fort Lauderdale International Airport provides access to air transportation.

Stuart Higher Education

The city is served by the Indian River Community College.

People

Total Population 16,037
Male Share of the Population 48.7%
Female Share of the Population 51.3%
Senior Citizens 25.8%
Employed Population 16+ 7,101
Age of the Population 46

Families

% of people married 34.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 25.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $52,889
% Above Poverty Level 80.8%
% Below Poverty Level 19.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 6.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.4%
% Using Public Transportation 1.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 48.9%
Median Gross Rent $944
Median House Value $113,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 26.7%
US/American 0%
English 11%
Irish 12.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Stuart Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles SE of Port St. Lucie, Florida (center to center)
Nearest Large City 98 miles N of Miami, Florida
County Martin
Metro Area Fort Pierce - Port Saint Lucie
Standard Zip Codes 34994, 34996, 34997
P.O. Box Zip Codes 34995
Phone Area Codes 772
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 27.197
Longitude -80.253

Stuart Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station STUART 1 S
Distance 1.5 miles
Jan Temp 55 to 74 F
Apr Temp 64 to 81 F
Jul Temp 74 to 90 F
Oct Temp 70 to 85 F
Annual Precip 59.5 inches
Station FORT PIERCE
Distance 19.6 miles
Jan Temp 51 to 74 F
Apr Temp 61 to 82 F
Jul Temp 72 to 92 F
Oct Temp 67 to 86 F
Annual Precip 53.5 inches
Station CANAL POINT USDA
Distance 32.7 miles
Jan Temp 53 to 75 F
Apr Temp 61 to 84 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 67 to 86 F
Annual Precip 52.1 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Stuart, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Sewalls Point (34996)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Fort Pierce 43,267 $31,239
Jupiter 59,054 $87,295
Jupiter Inlet Colony 390 $159,792
Port St. Lucie 172,054 $55,285
Tequesta 5,819 $82,755

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Stuart Public Libraries

Library
Martin County Public Library
2351 S. E. MONTEREY ROAD
Stuart, Florida
(772) 221-1408
Library Web Site

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Stuart Hospitals

MARTIN MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
200 SE HOSPITAL AVE
(772) 287-5200
Emergency Service: Yes

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Stuart High Schools

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MARTIN COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
2801 S KANNER HIGHWAY
772-219-1800
Serves 2,763 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.8

SOUTH FORK HIGH SCHOOL
10205 SW PRATT WHITNEY RO
772-219-1840
Serves 2,290 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.9

SPECENTERUM JUNIOR/SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
800 BAHAMA AVENUE
772-219-1870
A Non-traditional School
Serves 178 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.8

SANDY PINES PSYCHIATRIC CENTER
500 E OCEAN BOULEVARD
772-219-1200
A Special Education School
Serves 73 students.

CHALLENGER SCHOOL
5150 SE WILLOUGHBY BOULEV
772-219-1515
A Special Education School
Serves 64 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 4

ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION BOOT CAMP
800 SE MONTEREY ROAD
772-220-7260
A Non-traditional School
Serves 56 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.2

ESE HOMEBOUND
5OO E OCEAN BOULEVARD
772-219-1200
A Special Education School
Serves 17 students.

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