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.
Vero Beach is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.25% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Vero Beach is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Vero Beach who work in sales jobs (15.33%), office and administrative support (10.51%), and food service (9.90%).
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.
One of the benefits of Vero Beach is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.96 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.
Being a small city, Vero Beach does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The education level of Vero Beach citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.60% of adults in Vero Beach have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Vero Beach in 2010 was $39,097, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $156,388 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 Irish, English, Italian, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Vero Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.