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.
Stuart is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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%).
One of the nice things about Stuart is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
Being a small city, Stuart does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The percentage of people in Stuart who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 27.52% of adults in Stuart 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.