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Indian River County is located in the U.S. state of Florida. As of 2000, the population is 112,947. Its county seat is Vero Beach, Florida6. Indian River County was created in 1925. It was named for the Indian River Lagoon Indian River County seat is Vero Beach According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,598 km˛ (617 mi˛). 1,303 km˛ (503 mi˛) of it is land and 294 km˛ (114 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 18.43% water.

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 112,947 people, 49,137 households, and 32,725 families residing in the county. The population density is 87/km˛ (224/mi˛). There are 57,902 housing units at an average density of 44/km˛ (115/mi˛). The racial makeup of the county is 87.43% White, 8.19% Black or African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.74% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 2.15% from other races, and 1.21% from two or more races. 6.53% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 49,137 households out of which 21.70% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.50% are married couples living together, 8.90% have a female householder with no husband present, and 33.40% are non-families. 28.20% of all households are made up of individuals and 16.10% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.25 and the average family size is 2.72. In the county the population is spread out with 19.20% under the age of 18, 6.00% from 18 to 24, 22.30% from 25 to 44, 23.30% from 45 to 64, and 29.20% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 47 years. For every 100 females there are 93.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 90.80 males.

Neighboring areas include: Brevard County, North Atlantic Ocean, St. Lucie County, Okeechobee County, Osceola County.


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