Vero Beach, Florida facts for kids
|Vero Beach, Florida|
|Nickname(s): Hibiscus City|
|Motto: Where the Tropics Begin|
Location in Indian River County and the state of Florida
|Incorporated (Vero Beach)||1925|
|• City||12.93 sq mi (33.5 km2)|
|• Land||11.07 sq mi (28.7 km2)|
|• Water||1.85 sq mi (4.8 km2) 14.31%|
|Elevation||13 ft (4 m)|
|Population (2010 census)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|ZIP codes||32960 thru 32969|
|GNIS feature ID||0292760|
As of the 2010 census, there were 15,220 people, 7,505 households, and 3,946 families residing in the city. There were 10,258 housing units. The racial makeup of the city was 87.5% White, 4.8% Black, 0.30% Native American, 1.8% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 3.7% from other races, and 1.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.7% of the population.
There were 7,505 households out of which 16.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.2% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 47.4% were non-families. 19.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older with 4.8% being 85 years and older. The average household size was 2.01 and the average family size was 2.65.
In the city the population was spread out with 14.1% under the age of 16, 84.1% over 18, 4.3% from 15 to 19, 4.9% from 20 to 24, 5.5% from 20 to 25 and 29.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 50.9 years.
For every 100 females there were 92.8 males. The population consists of 51.3% female and 48.7% male.
Vero Beach has a humid subtropical climate, with hot and humid summers and warm, sunny, and dry winters. The average annual temperature is 72.7 °F, with an annual high temperature of 81.4 °F and an annual low temperature of 64 °F. On average Vero Beach is frost free.
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A neolithic skull was discovered in 1915. It has since been misplaced but appears to represent a culture from 11 to 14,000 years ago, with 13,000 years ago as the most likely timeframe.
In 1872 Captain Allen W. Estes officially established the first land patent between the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian River Lagoon.
In 1893 Henry Flagler’s Florida East Coast Railway began operation through the area.
Vero Beach became chartered as an official town in 1919.
When Indian River County is formed in 1925, Vero Beach became the county seat.
During the war year of 1942 the U.S. Navy selected 1,500 acres (6.1 km2) surrounding the Vero Beach Municipal Airport as the site of a Naval Air Station. It was commissioned November.
In 1951 Barber Bridge was built from mainland to barrier islands. It was later demolished and replaced in 1995 with the Merrill P. Barber Bridge.
In 1957 Piper Aircraft began research and development in Vero Beach.
In 1965 the A1A bridge over the Sebastian Inlet connected the two barrier islands.
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