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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population23,432
Male Share of the Population48.6%
Female Share of the Population51.4%
Senior Citizens29.3%
Employed Population 16+8,285
Age of the Population52

Families

% of people married53.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher18.9%
Median Earnings25+$29,071
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,798
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,519

Wealth

Median Family Income$54,591
% Above Poverty Level86.7%
% Below Poverty Level13.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home5.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.3%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone28.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,015
Median House Value$145,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)19.6%
Irish17.5%
Italian13.7%
English10.7%
Polish3.9%
French Except Basque3.3%
Scottish2.5%
Dutch2.3%
Canadian1.9%
Norwegian1.6%
West Indian1.3%
Portuguese1.2%
Arab1.2%
Russian1.1%
Swedish1%
German1%
Ukrainian0.9%
Hungarian0.9%
Welsh0.8%
Haitian0.7%
Lithuanian0.7%
Moroccan0.7%
Jamaican0.6%
Slovak0.5%
Greek0.3%
Czech0.3%
Bahamian0.3%
Austrian0.3%
US/American0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Israeli0.2%
British0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
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Sebastian Almanac

CategoryValue
County Indian River County, Brevard County
Standard Zip Codes32958, 32976
P.O. Box Zip Codes32978
Phone Area Codes772
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude27.78
Approximate Longitude-80.48

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)

StationVERO BEACH 4 W
Distance9.5 miles
Jan Temp50 to 73 F
Apr Temp60 to 81 F
Jul Temp71 to 90 F
Oct Temp66 to 84 F
Annual Precip55.5 inches
StationFORT PIERCE
Distance25.3 miles
Jan Temp51 to 74 F
Apr Temp61 to 82 F
Jul Temp72 to 92 F
Oct Temp67 to 86 F
Annual Precip53.5 inches
StationFORT DRUM 5 NW
Distance28.3 miles
Jan Temp50 to 75 F
Apr Temp58 to 83 F
Jul Temp71 to 92 F
Oct Temp65 to 85 F
Annual Precip52.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Fellsmere5,424$26,526
Indian River Shores4,082$158,092
Malabar2,886$74,954
Orchid360$214,250
Palm Bay106,573$51,267
Vero Beach16,070$56,926

Sebastian Hospitals

Sebastian River Medical Center
(Proprietary)
13695 Us Hwy 1
(772) 589-3186

Sebastian Public Schools

Sebastian Charter Junior High School
782 Wave St
ZIP: 32958
(772) 388-8838
Middle
Total Enrollment 263
Sebastian River Middle School
9400 Fellsmere Rd
ZIP: 32958
(772) 564-5111
Middle
Total Enrollment 870
Sebastian Elementary School
400 Sebastian Blvd
ZIP: 32958
(772) 978-8200
Primary
Total Enrollment 508
Pelican Island Elementary School
1355 Schumann Dr
ZIP: 32958
(772) 564-6500
Primary
Total Enrollment 456
Wabasso School
8895 N Us Highway 1
ZIP: 32958
(772) 978-8000
Other
Total Enrollment 110
Sebastian River High School
9001 90th Ave
ZIP: 32958
(772) 564-4170
High
Total Enrollment 1856
Treasure Coast Elementary School
8955 85th St
ZIP: 32958
(772) 978-8500
Primary
Total Enrollment 647

Sebastian Private Schools

Shiloh Christian Academy
10655 Roseland Rd
ZIP: 32958
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 9
Crosstyle Academy
50 S Wimbrow Drive
ZIP: 32958
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 24
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