Vero Beach 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 16,354 people and 35 constituent neighborhoods, Vero Beach is the 164th largest community in Florida.
Vero Beach is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Vero Beach is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Vero Beach who work in sales jobs (19.75%), management occupations (12.17%), and office and administrative support (11.85%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.73% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Vero Beach 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.
One of the benefits of Vero Beach is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.29 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
The education level of Vero Beach citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 38.45% of adults in Vero Beach have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Vero Beach in 2018 was $45,863, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $183,452 for a family of four. However, Vero Beach contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Vero Beach is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Vero Beach home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Vero Beach residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Vero Beach include German, English, Irish, Italian, and French.
The most common language spoken in Vero Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.