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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population16,204
Male Share of the Population47.6%
Female Share of the Population52.4%
Senior Citizens27.8%
Employed Population 16+6,923
Age of the Population48

Families

% of people married38.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher23.8%
Median Earnings25+$29,457
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,227
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,431

Wealth

Median Family Income$52,983
% Above Poverty Level82.1%
% Below Poverty Level17.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home6%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.5%
% Using Public Transportation1.2%

Housing

People Living Alone46.4%
Median Gross Rent$970
Median House Value$121,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)27.7%
Irish14.7%
German13.1%
English11.7%
Italian9.6%
French Except Basque4.7%
Polish3.5%
Scottish2.9%
West Indian1.9%
Dutch1.5%
Jamaican1.5%
Portuguese1.3%
Russian1%
Norwegian0.9%
Canadian0.8%
Arab0.8%
Welsh0.8%
Finnish0.7%
Swedish0.7%
Romanian0.6%
Danishn0.6%
Lithuanian0.5%
Czech0.5%
Hungarian0.4%
Lebanese0.4%
Greek0.4%
Brazilian0.3%
Bahamian0.2%
Syrian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Guyanese0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Barbadian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
African0.1%
Swiss0.1%
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Stuart Almanac

CategoryValue
County Martin County
Standard Zip Codes34994, 34997, 34996
P.O. Box Zip Codes34995
Phone Area Codes772
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude27.19
Approximate Longitude-80.24

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)

StationSTUART 1 S
Distance1.5 miles
Jan Temp55 to 74 F
Apr Temp64 to 81 F
Jul Temp74 to 90 F
Oct Temp70 to 85 F
Annual Precip59.5 inches
StationFORT PIERCE
Distance19.6 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
StationCANAL POINT USDA
Distance32.7 miles
Jan Temp53 to 75 F
Apr Temp61 to 84 F
Jul Temp71 to 92 F
Oct Temp67 to 86 F
Annual Precip52.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Fort Pierce43,883$33,143
Jupiter60,597$92,476
Jupiter Inlet Colony508$172,361
Port St. Lucie175,652$55,992
Tequesta5,873$86,216

Stuart Public Libraries

Martin County Library System
2351 SE MONTEREY ROAD
Stuart, Florida
(772) 219-4964

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Stuart Hospitals

Martin Memorial Medical Center
(Non-profit)
200 Se Hospital Ave
(772) 287-5200
Martin Memorial Hospital South
(Non-profit)
2100 Se Salerno Rd
(772) 223-5700

Stuart Public Schools

Adult Education-martin Co High
2801 S Kanner Hwy
ZIP: 34994
(772) 219-1828
Other
Ese Homebound
5oo E Ocean Blvd
ZIP: 34994
(772) 219-1200
Other
Total Enrollment 15
Family Learning Centers
500 Se Ocean Blvd
ZIP: 34994
(772) 219-1200
Other
Felix A Williams Elementary School
401 Nw Baker Rd
ZIP: 34994
(772) 219-1640
Primary
Total Enrollment 676
Infant-toddlers Exceptional Ed
500 Se Ocean Blvd
ZIP: 34994
(772) 219-1200
Primary
Total Enrollment 10
Martin County Girls Academy
800 Sw Monterey Rd
ZIP: 34994
(772) 219-1200
Other
Total Enrollment 20
Martin County High School
2801 S Kanner Hwy
ZIP: 34994
(772) 219-1800
High
Total Enrollment 2129
Martin County Jail
500 Se Ocean Blvd
ZIP: 34994
(772) 219-1200
High
Project Search
200 Se Hospital Ave
ZIP: 34994
(772) 219-1200
High
Total Enrollment 10
Riverbend Academy
500 Se Ocean Blvd
ZIP: 34994
(772) 219-1200
Other
Total Enrollment 120
Spectrum Junior/senior High School
800 Se Bahama Ave
ZIP: 34994
(772) 219-1870
Other
Total Enrollment 59
Stuart Learning Center
800 Se Bahama Ave
ZIP: 34994
(772) 219-1296
Other
Stuart Middle School
575 Se Georgia Ave
ZIP: 34994
(772) 219-1685
Middle
Total Enrollment 940
J. D. Parker School Of Technology
1010 Se 10th St
ZIP: 34996
(772) 219-1580
Primary
Total Enrollment 657
Challenger School
5150 Se Willoughby Blvd
ZIP: 34997
(772) 219-1515
Other
Total Enrollment 35
Clark Advanced Learning Center
2400 Se Salerno Rd
ZIP: 34997
(772) 419-5751
High
Total Enrollment 248
Crystal Lake Elementary School
2095 Sw 96th St
ZIP: 34997
(772) 219-1525
Primary
Total Enrollment 598
Dr. David L. Anderson Middle School
7000 Se Atlantic Ridge Dr
ZIP: 34997
(772) 221-7100
Middle
Total Enrollment 949
Murray Middle School
4400 Se Murray St
ZIP: 34997
(772) 219-1670
Middle
Total Enrollment 771
Pinewood Elementary School
5200 Se Willoughby Blvd
ZIP: 34997
(772) 219-1595
Primary
Total Enrollment 779
Pk Early Intervention
3940 Se Salerno Rd
ZIP: 34997
(772) 219-1893
Primary
Total Enrollment 176
Port Salerno Elementary School
3260 Se Lionel Ter
ZIP: 34997
(772) 219-1610
Primary
Total Enrollment 802
Prekindergarten Programs
3940 Se Salerno Rd
ZIP: 34997
(772) 219-1893
Primary
Total Enrollment 263
South Fork High School
10000 Sw Bulldog Way
ZIP: 34997
(772) 219-1840
High
Total Enrollment 1938
The Hope Charter Center For Autism
1695 Se Indian St
ZIP: 34997
(772) 334-3288
Primary
Total Enrollment 32

Stuart Private Schools

Bridges Montessori
51 Se Central Pkwy
ZIP: 34994
Elementary
Total Enrollment 66
First Baptist Christian School
201 W Ocean Blvd
ZIP: 34994
Elementary
Total Enrollment 152
Ocean Montessori
525 Sw Camden Ave
ZIP: 34994
Elementary
Total Enrollment 3
Redeemer Lutheran School
2450 Se Ocean Blvd
ZIP: 34996
Elementary
Total Enrollment 153
St Joseph Catholic School
1200 E 10th St
ZIP: 34996
Elementary
Total Enrollment 248
The Pine School
1300 Se 10th St
ZIP: 34996
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 410
Community Christian Academy
777 Se Salerno Rd
ZIP: 34997
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 261
Samaritan House For Boys
1490 Se Cove Rd
ZIP: 34997
Elementary
Total Enrollment 16
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