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Sewall's Point, Florida
The new Ernest Lyons Bridge, which carries State Road A1A from Hutchinson Island to Sewall's Point
The new Ernest Lyons Bridge, which carries State Road A1A from Hutchinson Island to Sewall's Point
Location in Martin County and the state of Florida
Location in Martin County and the state of Florida
Country  United States
State  Florida
County  Martin
 • Total 4.13 sq mi (10.70 km2)
 • Land 1.18 sq mi (3.05 km2)
 • Water 2.95 sq mi (7.65 km2)
20 ft (6 m)
 • Total 1,991
 • Density 1,690.15/sq mi (652.62/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 772
FIPS code 12-65225
GNIS feature ID 0290880

Sewall's Point is a town located on the peninsula of the same name in Martin County, Florida, United States. The population was 1,996 at the 2010 census. As of 2018, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau was 2,216. Both the town and the peninsula are named for Capt. Henry Edwin Sewall (August 22, 1848 – August 1, 1925). It is an eastern suburb of the county seat of Stuart.


Sewall's Point is located at 27°12′N 80°12′W / 27.200°N 80.200°W / 27.200; -80.200 (27.195,-80.198). It is bordered by water on the south, east, and west due to its peninsula shape of the entire town. On the south and east is the St. Lucie River and to the east is the Indian River Lagoon. On the north it is bordered by unincorporated Jensen Beach

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.1 square miles (11 km2), of which 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2) is land and 2.9 square miles (7.5 km2) (70.05%) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 151
1970 298 97.4%
1980 1,187 298.3%
1990 1,588 33.8%
2000 1,946 22.5%
2010 1,996 2.6%
2020 1,991 −0.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Sewall's Point racial composition
(Hispanics excluded from racial categories)
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Race Number Percentage
White (NH) 1,762 88.5%
Black or African American (NH) 15 0.75%
Native American or Alaska Native (NH) 3 0.15%
Asian (NH) 36 1.81%
Some Other Race (NH) 2 0.1%
Mixed/Multi-Racial (NH) 55 2.76%
Hispanic or Latino 118 5.93%
Total 1,991

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 1,991 people, 863 households, and 607 families residing in the town.

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,999 people, 758 households, and 607 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,578.1 people per square mile (610.9/km2). There were 828 housing units at an average density of 671.5 per square mile (259.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.72% White, 0.41% African American, 0.41% Asian, 0.10% from other races, and 0.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.39% of the population.

There were 758 households, out of which 33.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.4% were married couples living together, 4.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.8% were non-families. 15.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 24.6% under the age of 18, 2.9% from 18 to 24, 19.9% from 25 to 44, 33.0% from 45 to 64, and 19.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $97,517, and the median income for a family was $104,893. Males had a median income of $82,748 versus $32,500 for females. The per capita income for the town was $55,121. About 4.6% of families and 4.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.5% of those under age 18 and 3.8% of those age 65 or over.

On September 26, 2004, Hurricane Jeanne made landfall on Hutchinson Island, just east of Sewall's Point, exactly three weeks after Hurricane Frances did so at the same location.

Notable people

  • Tori Amos, singer/pianist
  • James F. Hutchinson, fine arts painter since 1948, Florida Hall of Fame, home/studio in Sewall's Point
  • Vaughn Monroe, baritone singer, trumpeter and big band leader and actor, lived in Sewall's Point
  • 1st Lieutenant Francis Tyndall, USAAC, World War I fighter pilot, Silver Star recipient, and namesake of Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida
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