Stuart, FL

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Living in Stuart

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 16,293 people and 17 constituent neighborhoods, Stuart is the 150th largest community in Florida.

Unlike some cities, Stuart isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Stuart are a mix 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 office and administrative support (13.28%), sales jobs (12.14%), and food service (8.94%).

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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

The education level of Stuart citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 24.54% of adults in Stuart have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Stuart in 2010 was $27,441, which is middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $109,764 for a family of four. However, Stuart contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Stuart is an extremely 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 17.54% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Stuart include Irish, German, English, Italian, and French.

The most common language spoken in Stuart is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.