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Vero Beach is a city in Indian River County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after Vero Gifford, settler

The latitude of Vero Beach is 27.638N. The longitude is -80.397W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 13 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 17,357.


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Median household income
Local
$38,427
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Vero Beach demographic reports
Vero Beach is on the Indian River lagoon
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 93. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 5.3 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread
Local festivals include:
  • Indian River County Fair - March 9-18, 2007
Dates often change. Check Vero Beach web sites and events links in the sections below.
Vero Beach attractions: Driftwood Inn
Sports teams: Dodgers (minor league baseball), GCL Dodgers (minor league baseball)
Historic sites and museums: McLarty Museum, Indian River Citrus Museum, Railroad Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Vero Beach demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Indian River County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 32960 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

15% of Vero Beach residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Vero Beach ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Vero Beach was $30,940, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

32% of Vero Beach residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Environment
Fairs, festivals & other events
Vero Beach festival dates:

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Vero Beach, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $509.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,013.


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Libraries

Libraries in Vero Beach include Indian River County Library, Indian River Law Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Vero Beach include Vero Beach Press Journal

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Politics

Indian River County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Vero Beach political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Vero Beach workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 6 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Vero Beach between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 3.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

Travel

Hotels in Vero Beach include Best Western, Comfort Inn Vero Beach, Disneys Vero Beach Resort, Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Holiday Inn Oceanside, Howard Johnson Express, Howard Johnson Express Inn.

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Vero Beach, FL

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