County Statistics

Indian River County Facts and Statistics   



BACKGROUND:
The county was established in 1925, are area formerly having been a part of St. Lucie County.  The first settlement dates back to the early 1880’s.


LOCATION:

70 miles south of Kennedy Space Center and 135 miles north of Miami


ELEVATION:
14.3 feet above sea level in the center of the city.

SIZE:
Indian River County incorporates 511 square miles, with 12 square miles within the city limits of Vero Beach. 

BEACHES:
There are 23 miles of beautiful Atlantic beaches with 22 beach parks with access to the ocean or lagoon.

AIRPORTS:
Vero Beach Municipal Airport - 7000 ft runway
Sebastian  Municipal Airport - 4000 ft runway


POPULATION:          (2005 estimate)        (2010 estimate) 
              
County Total..........................124,400......................135,800
Unincorporated......................77,796.......................84,206
Vero Beach............................18,058.......................18,239
Sebastian...............................19,732.......................22,675
Fellsmere...............................4578..........................5640
Orchid....................................300............................340

 

 

 

 St. Lucie County Facts and Statistics

BACKGROUND:
Ft. Pierce was incorporated in 1901 although its history began in 1837 during the Seminole Indian War.  Port St. Lucie was incorporated in 1961.

LOCATION:
Approximately two thirds of the way down the Atlantic Coast of Florida; about 120 miles north of Miami and 225 miles south of Jacksonville.

SIZE:
St Lucie's Beach
St. Lucie County’s 572 square miles contain three municipalities and vas
t areas of unincorporated territory.  The Two major cities are Ft. Pierce to the north and Port St. Lucie to the south.  To the west of Port St. Lucie is a city within a city, St. Lucie West.

BEACHES:
21 miles of beautiful Atlantic beaches with 34 beach parks with access to the ocean or lagoon.

PORT: Port of Ft. Pierce - 28 feet

AIRPORT: St. Lucie International Airport - 6500 foot runway. Foreign Trade Zone (#218) with international custom landing rights

POPULATION:          (2005 estimate)         (2010 estimate)

      Total...............................214,100........................234,700
      Ft. Pierce.......................38,000                     
      Port St. Lucie.................100,000
      Unincorporated..............76,100

 

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