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 16,462 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 (13.32%), office and administrative support (11.12%), and management occupations (8.88%).
Also of interest is that Stuart has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
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.
The overall education level of Stuart is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 25.10% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Stuart in 2010 was $26,723, which is middle income relative to Florida, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $106,892 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 13.19% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Stuart include German, English, Italian, and French .
The most common language spoken in Stuart is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.