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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.

People

Total Population 15,788
Male Share of the Population 49.1%
Female Share of the Population 50.9%
Senior Citizens 28.5%
Employed Population 16+ 6,246
Age of the Population 53

Families

% of people married 42.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 32.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $68,617
% Above Poverty Level 80.1%
% Below Poverty Level 19.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.1%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 41.1%
Median Gross Rent $806
Median House Value $199,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 21.2%
US/American 0.1%
English 11.5%
Irish 14.1%

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

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

Notes:

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

Station VERO BEACH MUNI ARPT
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 5,390 $24,110
Fort Pierce 43,267 $31,239
Indian River Shores 4,026 $161,500
Orchid 374 $250
Sebastian 22,920 $54,181

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

Vero Beach Public Libraries

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

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Vero Beach Hospitals

INDIAN RIVER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL INC
(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
1000 36TH ST
(772) 567-4311
Emergency Service: No

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Vero Beach High Schools

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VERO BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
1707 16TH STREET
772-564-4620
Serves 2,737 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.3

INDIAN RIVER CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL
6055 COLLEGE LANE
772-567-6600
A Charter School.
Serves 485 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22

EXCEPTIONAL STUDENT EDUCATION
1990 25TH STREET
772-564-4868
A Special Education School
Serves 278 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 39.7

ALTERNATIVE CENTER FOR EDUCATION
4680 28TH COURT
772-564-3647
A Title I School.
Serves 102 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17

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