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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. There are an estimated 14,633 people in Stuart.

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 15,850
Male Share of the Population 49.7%
Female Share of the Population 50.3%
Senior Citizens 26.1%
Employed Population 16+ 6,906
Age of the Population 47

Families

% of people married 36.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 26.7%
Median Earnings25+ $27,705
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $13,984
Median Earnings With High School Degree $20,125

Wealth

Median Family Income $53,801
% Above Poverty Level 81.1%
% Below Poverty Level 18.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 5.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.6%
% Using Public Transportation 1.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 49%
Median Gross Rent $929
Median House Value $110,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 25.1%
US/American 0%
English 10.5%
Irish 13.8%

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 42,744 $30,637
Jupiter 57,625 $87,173
Jupiter Inlet Colony 411 $142,500
Port St. Lucie 169,260 $54,533
Tequesta 5,756 $81,250

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

(Sorted by Number of Students)

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

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

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