Introduction to Vero Beach, Florida

Vero Beach, Florida is 24 miles N of Port St. Lucie, Florida (center to center) and 127 miles E of Tampa, Florida. It is in Indian River county. The population of the city is 17,705.

Vero Beach History

Vero Beach began receiving its first settlers in the mid 1840s. The development of this area was boosted by the building of Florida’s East Coast Railroad, which started its service in 1893, and the development of Drainage Districts in 1905. Vero Beach began developing rapidly and was incorporated in 1919.

Vero Beach and nearby Attractions

  • Driftwood Inn
  • McKee Jungle Gardens
  • Theodore Hausmann Estate
  • Vero Railroad Station
  • Royal Park Arcade
  • Holman Stadium
  • Vista Plantation Golf Club
  • McLarty Treasure Museum
  • Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge
  • Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge
  • Vero Beach Country Club

Vero Beach Activities

Apart from its pristine environs, Vero Beach offers a wide range of fun activities that attracts tourists from all over the world. Visitors can enjoy swimming, diving, boating and fishing. There are some amazing gardens and parks which have a variety of flora and fauna. There are a number of golf courses for golf enthusiasts. One can also visit nature reserves like the Pelican Island and the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuges.

Vero Beach Transportation

The St Lucie International Airport is located in close proximity to Vero Beach.

Vero Beach Higher Education

Adult education opportunities can be found at Indian River Community College.


Total Population 15,577
Male Share of the Population 47%
Female Share of the Population 53%
Senior Citizens 27.6%
Employed Population 16+ 6,246
Age of the Population 52


% of people married 41.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 30.7%
Median Earnings25+ $24,994
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,661
Median Earnings With High School Degree $19,567


Median Family Income $61,267
% Above Poverty Level 76.5%
% Below Poverty Level 23.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 6.7%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 41.9%
Median Gross Rent $803
Median House Value $189,800


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 20.6%
US/American 0.1%
English 9.9%
Irish 14.3%

Vero Beach Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 24 miles N of Port St. Lucie, Florida (center to center)
Nearest Large City 127 miles E of Tampa, Florida
County Indian River
Standard Zip Codes 32960, 32962, 32963, 32966, 32967, 32968
P.O. Box Zip Codes 32961, 32964, 32965, 32969
Phone Area Codes 772
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 27.638
Longitude -80.397

Vero Beach Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 1.4 miles
Jan Temp 53 to 73 F
Apr Temp 62 to 81 F
Jul Temp 73 to 90 F
Oct Temp 69 to 84 F
Annual Precip 51.9 inches
Station VERO BEACH 4 W
Distance 3.8 miles
Jan Temp 50 to 73 F
Apr Temp 60 to 81 F
Jul Temp 71 to 90 F
Oct Temp 66 to 84 F
Annual Precip 55.5 inches
Station FORT DRUM 5 NW
Distance 28 miles
Jan Temp 50 to 75 F
Apr Temp 58 to 83 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 65 to 85 F
Annual Precip 52.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Fellsmere 5,312 $24,719
Fort Pierce 42,744 $30,637
Indian River Shores 3,980 $174,028
Orchid 389 $230,000
Sebastian 22,485 $53,051

Vero Beach Public Libraries

Indian River County Library
1600 21ST ST.
Vero Beach, Florida
(772) 770-5060

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Vero Beach Hospitals

(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
1000 36TH ST
(772) 567-4311
Emergency Service: No

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1707 16TH STREET
Serves 2,737 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.3

A Charter School.
Serves 485 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22

1990 25TH STREET
A Special Education School
Serves 278 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 39.7

4680 28TH COURT
A Title I School.
Serves 102 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17

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