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 16,707 people and 35 constituent neighborhoods, Vero Beach is the 164th largest community in Florida.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.09% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
One of the benefits of Vero Beach is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.10 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.
Vero Beach is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 40.79% of adults in Vero Beach have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Vero Beach in 2018 was $52,524, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $210,096 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 European.
The most common language spoken in Vero Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.