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 16,358 people and 23 constituent neighborhoods, Vero Beach is the 151st largest community in Florida.
Housing costs in Vero Beach are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Florida.
Vero Beach is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 87.67% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Vero Beach is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Vero Beach who work in sales jobs (15.27%), office and administrative support (13.08%), and food service (11.58%).
Of important note, Vero Beach is also a city of artists. Vero Beach has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Vero Beach’s character.
One of the nice things about Vero Beach 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.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Vero Beach spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 17.07 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
As is often the case in a small city, Vero Beach doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
In terms of college education, Vero Beach is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 30.71% of adults in Vero Beach have a college degree.
The per capita income in Vero Beach in 2010 was $35,595, which is upper middle income relative to Florida, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $142,380 for a family of four. However, Vero Beach contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Vero Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.