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Overview

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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population16,070
Male Share of the Population48.3%
Female Share of the Population51.7%
Senior Citizens28.2%
Employed Population 16+6,260
Age of the Population54

Families

% of people married41.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher32.1%
Median Earnings25+$23,948
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$14,597
Median Earnings With High School Degree$19,876

Wealth

Median Family Income$56,926
% Above Poverty Level80.1%
% Below Poverty Level19.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home5%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.8%
% Using Public Transportation0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone42.9%
Median Gross Rent$829
Median House Value$211,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)21.8%
German17.2%
Irish15.4%
English12.6%
Italian7%
Scottish3.4%
Polish3%
French Except Basque3%
West Indian1.9%
Dutch1.9%
Jamaican1.6%
Swedish1.4%
Canadian1.1%
Welsh1.1%
Guyanese1%
Norwegian1%
Russian0.8%
Portuguese0.6%
Greek0.6%
Czech0.6%
Austrian0.5%
Romanian0.5%
Danishn0.5%
African0.4%
Arab0.4%
Swiss0.3%
Haitian0.2%
Belizean0.1%
Bahamian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
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Vero Beach Almanac

CategoryValue
County Indian River County
Standard Zip Codes32960, 32962, 32967, 32966, 32968, 32963
P.O. Box Zip Codes32961, 32964, 32965, 32969
Phone Area Codes772
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude27.64
Approximate Longitude-80.39

Vero Beach 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 MUNI ARPT
Distance1.4 miles
Jan Temp53 to 73 F
Apr Temp62 to 81 F
Jul Temp73 to 90 F
Oct Temp69 to 84 F
Annual Precip51.9 inches
StationVERO BEACH 4 W
Distance3.8 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 DRUM 5 NW
Distance28 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
Fort Pierce43,883$33,143
Indian River Shores4,082$158,092
Orchid360$214,250
Sebastian23,432$54,591

Vero Beach Public Libraries

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

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Vero Beach Hospitals

Healthsouth Treasure Coast Rehabilitation
(Proprietary)
1600 37th St
(772) 778-2100
Indian River Medical Center
(Non-profit)
1000 36th St
(772) 567-4311
Indian River Medical Center-behavioral Health Center
1190 37th St
(772) 563-4666

Vero Beach Public Schools

Adult And Community Education School
1426 19th St
ZIP: 32960
(772) 564-4970
Other
Exceptional Student Education
1990 25th St
ZIP: 32960
(772) 564-5930
Primary
Total Enrollment 158
Indian River Virtual Instruction Program
1990 25th St
ZIP: 32960
(772) 564-3067
Other
Rosewood Magnet School
3850 16th St
ZIP: 32960
(772) 564-3840
Primary
Total Enrollment 552
Vero Beach Elementary School
1770 12th St
ZIP: 32960
(772) 564-4550
Primary
Total Enrollment 699
Vero Beach High School
1707 16th St
ZIP: 32960
(772) 564-5400
High
Total Enrollment 2853
Indian River Academy
500 20th St Sw
ZIP: 32962
(772) 564-3390
Primary
Total Enrollment 481
Osceola Magnet School
1110 18th Ave Sw
ZIP: 32962
(772) 564-5821
Primary
Total Enrollment 535
Oslo Middle School
480 20th Ave Sw
ZIP: 32962
(772) 564-3980
Middle
Total Enrollment 883
Beachland Elementary School
3350 Indian River Dr E
ZIP: 32963
(772) 564-3300
Primary
Total Enrollment 517
Indian River Charter High School
6055 College Ln
ZIP: 32966
(772) 567-6600
High
Total Enrollment 638
Alternative Center For Education
4680 28th Ct
ZIP: 32967
(772) 564-6240
Other
Total Enrollment 54
Dodgertown Elementary School
4350 43rd Ave
ZIP: 32967
(772) 564-4100
Primary
Total Enrollment 494
Gifford Middle School
4530 28th Ct
ZIP: 32967
(772) 564-3550
Middle
Total Enrollment 829
Liberty Magnet School
6850 81st St
ZIP: 32967
(772) 564-5300
Primary
Total Enrollment 549
North County Charter School
6640 Old Dixie Hwy
ZIP: 32967
(772) 794-1941
Primary
Total Enrollment 273
St. Peter's Academy
4250 38th Ave
ZIP: 32967
(772) 562-1963
Primary
Total Enrollment 123
Storm Grove Middle School
6400 57th St
ZIP: 32967
(772) 564-6400
Middle
Total Enrollment 908
Citrus Elementary School
2771 Citrus Pl
ZIP: 32968
(772) 978-8350
Primary
Total Enrollment 706
Glendale Elementary School
4940 8th St
ZIP: 32968
(772) 978-8050
Primary
Total Enrollment 545
Imagine At South Vero
6000 4th St
ZIP: 32968
(772) 567-2828
Primary
Total Enrollment 907

Vero Beach Private Schools

St Helen Catholic School
2050 Vero Beach Ave
ZIP: 32960
Elementary
Total Enrollment 227
Suncoast Primary School
3050 43rd Ave
ZIP: 32960
Elementary
Total Enrollment 58
The Willow School
950 43rd Ave
ZIP: 32960
Elementary
Total Enrollment 42
Tabernacle Christian School
51 Old Dixie Hwy
ZIP: 32962
Elementary
Total Enrollment 17
Touched By Grace Academy
700 Timber Ridge Trl Sw
ZIP: 32962
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 25
St Edward's School
1895 Saint Edwards D
ZIP: 32963
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 483
Glendale Christian School
790 27th Ave
ZIP: 32968
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 91
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