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Indian River County, Florida
Map of Florida highlighting Indian River County
Location in the state of Florida
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Florida's location in the U.S.
Founded May 30, 1925
Seat Vero Beach
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

617 sq mi (1,598 km²)
503 sq mi (1,303 km²)
114 sq mi (295 km²), 18.43%
 - (2000)
 - Density

225/sq mi (87/km²)
Named for: Indian River Lagoon

Indian River County is a county located in the Treasure Coast region of the U.S. state of Florida. As of the 2010 census, the population was 138,028. Its seat is Vero Beach. It is Florida's 7th richest county and in 2000 was the 87th richest county in the U.S. by per capita income.

Prior to 1821 the area of Indian River County was part of the Spanish colony of East Florida. In 1822 this area became part of St. Johns County, in 1824 it became part of Mosquito County (original name of Orange County).

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