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 16,919 people and 23 constituent neighborhoods, Vero Beach is the 151st largest community in Florida.
Unlike some cities, Vero Beach isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Vero Beach are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. 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 (13.01%), office and administrative support (12.61%), and management occupations (9.50%).
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.
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 19.16 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.
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: 32.08% of adults in Vero Beach have a college degree.
The per capita income in Vero Beach in 2010 was $40,918, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $163,672 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, Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Vero Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.