Stuart is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 16,237 people and 17 constituent neighborhoods, Stuart is the 150th largest community in Florida.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Stuart is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Stuart is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Stuart who work in sales jobs (14.84%), office and administrative support (9.98%), and food service (9.10%).
Stuart is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
Stuart is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
In terms of college education, Stuart is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 27.52% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Stuart in 2018 was $34,343, which is upper middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $137,372 for a family of four. However, Stuart contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Stuart is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Stuart home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Stuart residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Stuart also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 14.34% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Stuart include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.
The most common language spoken in Stuart is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.