A town located in Florida, Vero Beach has just over 16,000 residents. It's a nice place to settle down, as retirees account for a greater percentage of the population (27%) here than they do nationally (14%), while young adults account for a smaller percentage of the city. At an average age of just over 48, the city's population skews older than most cities in Florida. Renters tend to be in the minority in Vero Beach, and 61% of residents own their homes. Renting remains an affordable option, though, as the city boasts a relatively low average rent of $950 per month. Over the course of a year, renters in Vero Beach will save around $2,400 compared to the state average.
Vero Beach has a relatively large number of residents older than 25 who have advanced degrees compared to the national average (7%), as 9% possess a Master's degree or a Doctorate. In addition, 16% possess a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average. Many Vero Beach residents work in one of three industries: retail, entertainment, and healthcare. Together, these industries make up 19% of the workforce in the city. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many of the city's workers are in sales, which ranks as the top field in the city. Vero Beach workers take home an average annual income of about $67,000, about the same as the average Florida resident. However, Vero Beach compares less favorably to the national average ($73,345).
With an average commute time of about 20 minutes, quicker than most cities in the state, Vero Beach residents know that getting to work isn't overly time-consuming. Many residents (37%) commute to work by car, while public transportation isn't used. Few commuters walk to work.