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Overview

Introduction to Sebastian, Florida

Sebastian, Florida, in Indian River county, is 16 miles SE of Palm Bay, Florida (center to center) and 121 miles E of Tampa, Florida. The city is conveniently located inside the Melbourne-Titusville-Palm Bay metropolitan area.

Sebastian History

The town of Sebastian was founded in 1882 and originally named St. Sebastian, which was also the name of a river that flowed nearby. Later "St." was removed from the name of the river, as well as from the city's name. Sebastian was incorporated in 1924. Sebastian is also the home of Pelican Island, which was declared the country’s first National Wildlife refuge in 1903.

Sebastian and Nearby Attractions

  • Sebastian Fishing Museum.
  • Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge.
  • Disney's Vero Beach Resort.
  • McLarty Treasure Museum.
  • Mel Fisher's Treasure Museum.

Sebastian Activities

Sebastian is famous for its pristine beauty. It attracts vacationers from the neighboring Florida cities by helping them escape the hectic pace of their lives and relax in natural surroundings. People also enjoy fishing, surfing and skydiving. Nature is displayed in its full glory in the city of Sebastian, which makes it a very popular destination for eco-tourism.

Sebastian Transportation

The city airport is Sebastian Municipal Airport.

Sebastian Higher Education

Adult education is available at nearby Indian River Community College.

People

Total Population 22,920
Male Share of the Population 48%
Female Share of the Population 52%
Senior Citizens 28.9%
Employed Population 16+ 8,263
Age of the Population 51

Families

% of people married 51.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.8%
Median Earnings25+ $29,045
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,933
Median Earnings With High School Degree $23,975

Wealth

Median Family Income $54,181
% Above Poverty Level 89.4%
% Below Poverty Level 10.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 5.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.4%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 27.9%
Median Gross Rent $1,004
Median House Value $145,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 20.4%
US/American 0.2%
English 11%
Irish 17.5%

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

Sebastian Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 16 miles SE of Palm Bay, Florida (center to center)
Nearest Large City 121 miles E of Tampa, Florida
County Indian River
Metro Area Melbourne - Titusville - Palm Bay
Standard Zip Codes 32958, 32976
P.O. Box Zip Codes 32978
Phone Area Codes 772
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 27.816
Longitude -80.47

Sebastian 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 VERO BEACH 4 W
Distance 9.5 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 PIERCE
Distance 25.3 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 FORT DRUM 5 NW
Distance 28.3 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Barefoot Bay (32976)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Fellsmere 5,390 $24,110
Indian River Shores 4,026 $161,500
Malabar 2,822 $70,060
Orchid 374 $250
Palm Bay 105,212 $49,990
Vero Beach 15,788 $68,617

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

Sebastian Hospitals

SEBASTIAN RIVER MEDICAL CENTER
(Proprietary)
13695 U S HIGHWAY 1
(772) 589-3187
Emergency Service: Yes

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SEBASTIAN RIVER SENIOR HIGH
9001 NINTIETH AVENUE
772-564-4170
Serves 1,781 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.9

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