|Country United States|
County Indian River
ZIP codes 32962, 32968
Population 23,092 (2010)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
FIPS code 12-74200
Area code 772
|Area 28.23 km² (26.68 km² Land / 155 ha Water)|
Vero Beach South is a census-designated place (CDP) in Indian River County, Florida, United States. The population was 23,092 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Sebastian–Vero Beach Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Map of Vero Beach South, FL, USA
Vero Beach South is located at 27°37′11″N 80°24′42″W.
According to the United States Census Bureau, this unincorporated area in Indian River County has a total area of 10.9 square miles (28.2 km²), of which 10.3 square miles (26.8 km²) is land and 0.6 square mile (1.5 km²) (5.23%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 20,362 people, 8,649 households, and 5,881 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,969.8 people per square mile (760.3/km²). There were 9,505 housing units at an average density of 919.5/sq mi (354.9/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 94.18% White, 2.29% African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.94% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.79% from other races, and 1.40% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.37% of the population.
There were 8,649 households out of which 27.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.7% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.0% were non-families. 26.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.81.
In the CDP, the population was spread out with 21.9% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 25.3% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, and 21.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 90.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.7 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $39,569, and the median income for a family was $46,664. Males had a median income of $32,079 versus $24,506 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $21,604. About 4.6% of families and 7.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.4% of those under age 18 and 7.9% of those age 65 or over.