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Stuart is a city in Martin County, in the Port Saint Lucie metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Samuel C. Stuart, telegraph operator and railroad station agent

The latitude of Stuart is 27.197N. The longitude is -80.253W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 10 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 14,891.


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Median household income
Local
$30,574
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Stuart demographic reports
Stuart is on the St. Lucie River and the Atlantic Ocean
Boomed with the pineapple industry in the 1880s
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 92. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 6.1 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread
Local festivals include:
  • Martin County Fair - Feb. 9-18, 2007
Dates often change. Check Stuart web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Jonathan Dickinson State Park
Historic sites and museums: Elliott Museum, Maritime and Yachting Museum of the Treasure Coast
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Stuart demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Martin County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Fort Pierce-Port St. Lucie area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 34996 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

14% of Stuart residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Stuart ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Stuart was $21,139, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

22% of Stuart residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Stuart, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $576.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $858.


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Libraries in Stuart include Law Library Branch, Martin County Public Library, Robert Morgade Branch ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Stuart include Stuart News

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Martin County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Stuart political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Stuart workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 9 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Stuart between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 6.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was higher than the national norm.

Travel

Hotels in Stuart include Holiday Inn of Stuart, Howard Johnson Motor Lodge, Ramada Inn, Suburban Lodge.

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