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Indian River County
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Location within the U.S. state of Florida
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Country  United States
State  Florida
Founded May 30, 1925
Named for Indian River Lagoon
Seat Vero Beach
 • Total 617 sq mi (1,600 km2)
 • Land 503 sq mi (1,300 km2)
 • Water 114 sq mi (300 km2)  18.43%%
 • Estimate 
 • Density 230/sq mi (87/km2)

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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