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Indian River County, Florida
Indian River County was created in 1925. It was named for the Indian River Lagoon .
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 112,947 people, 49,137 households, and 32,725 families residing in the county. The population density is 87/km² (224/mi²). There are 57,902 housing units at an average density of 44/km² (115/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 87.43% White, 8.19% Black or African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.74% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 2.15% from other races, and 1.21% from two or more races. 6.53% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 49,137 households out of which 21.70% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.50% are married couples living together, 8.90% have a female householder with no husband present, and 33.40% are non-families. 28.20% of all households are made up of individuals and 16.10% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.25 and the average family size is 2.72.
In the county the population is spread out with 19.20% under the age of 18, 6.00% from 18 to 24, 22.30% from 25 to 44, 23.30% from 45 to 64, and 29.20% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 47 years. For every 100 females there are 93.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 90.80 males.
The median income for a household in the county is $39,635, and the median income for a family is $46,385. Males have a median income of $30,870 versus $23,379 for females. The per capita income for the county is $27,227. 9.30% of the population and 6.30% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 13.60% of those under the age of 18 and 5.70% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
Cities and towns
- Florida Ridge
- North Beach
- South Beach
- Vero Beach South
- Wabasso Beach
- West Vero Corridor
- Winter Beach
Government links/Constitutional offices
- Indian River County Board of County Commissioners official website
- Indian River County Supervisor of Elections
- Indian River County Property Appraiser
- Indian River County Sheriff's Office
- Indian River County Tax Collector
- Indian River County Clerk of Courts
- Public Defender, 19th Judicial Circuit of Florida serving Martin, St. Lucie, Okeechoobee, and Indian River counties
- Office of the State Attorney, 19th Judicial Circuit of Florida
- Circuit and County Court for the 19th Judicial Circuit of Florida
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