Vero Beach, Florida

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Vero Beach is a city located in Indian River County, Florida, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 17,705. It is the county seat of Indian River CountyTemplate:GR.

The New Piper Aircraft Inc. builds aircraft here. It is also the location of the Los Angeles Dodgers spring training camp and the minor league Vero Beach Dodgers baseball team. Major industries include citrus fruit packing and tourism.

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Geography

Vero Beach is located at 27°38'31" North, 80°23'28" West (27.641817, -80.391105)Template:GR.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 33.5 km² (12.9 mi²). 28.7 km² (11.1 mi²) of it is land and 4.8 km² (1.9 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 14.31% water.

Actor Stephen Root graduated from Vero Beach High School.

Demographics

As of the censusTemplate:GR of 2000, there are 17,705 people, 8,516 households, and 4,777 families residing in the city. The population density is 617.5/km² (1,598.9/mi²). There are 10,286 housing units at an average density of 358.8/km² (928.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 92.73% White, 3.42% African American, 0.20% Native American, 1.24% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.40% from other races, and 0.99% from two or more races. 5.79% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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Location of Vero Beach, Florida

There are 8,516 households out of which 17.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.4% are married couples living together, 8.6% have a female householder with no husband present, and 43.9% are non-families. 36.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 16.6% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.02 and the average family size is 2.59.

In the city the population is spread out with 16.0% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 23.6% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, and 29.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 48 years. For every 100 females there are 92.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 92.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $38,427, and the median income for a family is $50,260. Males have a median income of $31,217 versus $24,022 for females. The per capita income for the city is $30,940. 9.1% of the population and 6.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 11.6% of those under the age of 18 and 4.5% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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