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Encyclopedia > Vero Beach, Florida
Vero Beach has been the Spring training home of the Los Angeles Dodgers since 1948. The Dodgers will be leaving Vero Beach in 2008.

Vero Beach is a city in Indian River County, Florida, USA. According to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2004 estimates, the city had a population of 17,209. It is the county seat of Indian River CountyGR6. The 2005 estimate for Indian River County is 128,594. Spring Training, Vero Beach, Florida, 1994, by Rick Dikeman File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Spring Training, Vero Beach, Florida, 1994, by Rick Dikeman File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... A Grapefruit League game at the LA Dodgers camp in Vero Beach, Florida In Major League Baseball, spring training is a series of exhibition games which precedes the regular season. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 4, 19, 20, 24, 32, 39, 42, 53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) Brooklyn Dodgers (1911-1912) Brooklyn Superbas (1899-1910), (1913) Brooklyn Grooms... Indian River County Courthouse in Vero Beach Indian River County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Indian River County Courthouse in Vero Beach Indian River County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Indian River County Courthouse in Vero Beach Indian River County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ...


The city is divided by the Indian River into the mainland on one side and the oceanfront barrier island on the other. The island is comprised of wealthy vacation dwellers and well-to-do year-round residents. Restrictive zoning has allowed the island to repel attempts to develop high-rise hotels and large commercial centers, so it maintains a quiet, residential atmosphere. Indian River is the name, or part of the name, of several geographical features and locations in the United States of America and Canada: Rivers The Indian River (Florida) is part of the intracoastal waterway on the Atlantic coast of central Florida. ...


Vero Beach may be best known as the location of Dodgertown, where the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team have held their spring training camp since 1948, and where the minor league Vero Beach Devil Rays play during their regular season. Holman Stadium is a baseball stadium in Vero Beach, Florida, built in 1953 to accommodate spring training for the Dodgers as part of a complex called Dodgertown. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 4, 19, 20, 24, 32, 39, 42, 53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) Brooklyn Dodgers (1911-1912) Brooklyn Superbas (1899-1910), (1913) Brooklyn Grooms... A Grapefruit League game at the LA Dodgers camp in Vero Beach, Florida In Major League Baseball, spring training is a series of exhibition games which precedes the regular season. ... The Vero Beach Devil Rays are a Single-A Minor League Baseball team in the Florida State League. ...


Piper Aircraft Inc. builds aircraft here. Major industries include citrus fruit packing and tourism. The New Piper Aircraft, Inc. ... Species & major hybrids Species Citrus aurantifolia - Key lime Citrus maxima - Pomelo Citrus medica - Citron Citrus reticulata - Mandarin & Tangerine Major hybrids Citrus ×sinensis - Sweet Orange Citrus ×aurantium - Bitter Orange Citrus ×paradisi - Grapefruit Citrus ×limon - Lemon Citrus ×limonia - Rangpur lime Citrus ×latifolia - Persian lime See also main text for other hybrids Citrus... Tourists on Oahu, Hawaii Tourism is travel for predominantly recreational or leisure purposes or the provision of services to support this leisure travel. ...

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Geography and Climate

Vero Beach is located at 27°38′31″N, 80°23′28″W (27.641817, -80.391105)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 33.5 square kilometres (12.9 mi²). 28.7 square kilometres (11.1 mi²) of it is land and 4.8 square kilometres (1.9 mi²) of it (14.31%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ...

Monthly Normal and Record High and Low Temperatures
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Rec High °F 88 89 93 94 99 99 99 98 98 94 92 87
Norm High °F 73.3 74.1 77.6 81.4 85.2 89 90.4 90.2 88.7 84.3 79.1 74.7
Norm Low °F 52.7 53.6 57.8 61.6 67.2 71.8 73 72.9 72.7 68.5 61.9 54.7
Rec Low °F 21 28 32 42 47 57 67 64 64 46 38 23
Precip (in) 2.89 2.45 4.2 2.88 3.8 6.03 6.53 6.04 6.84 5.04 3.04 2.19
Source: USTravelWeather.com [1]

Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 17,705 people, 8,516 households, and 4,777 families residing in the city. The population density was 617.5/km� (1,598.9/mi�). There were 10,286 housing units at an average density of 358.8/km� (928.9/mi�). The racial makeup of the city was 92.73% White, 3.42% African American, 0.20% Native American, 1.24% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.40% from other races, and 0.99% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.79% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...

Location of Vero Beach, Florida

There were 8,516 households out of which 17.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.4% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.9% were non-families. 36.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.02 and the average family size was 2.59. Image File history File links FLMap-doton-VeroBeach. ... This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 16.0% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 23.6% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, and 29.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females there were 92.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.0 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $38,427, and the median income for a family was $50,260. Males had a median income of $31,217 versus $24,022 for females. The per capita income for the city was $30,940. About 6.4% of families and 9.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.6% of those under age 18 and 4.5% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Industry

Vero Beach caters to retirees and beach-going tourists. It is also home to general aviation manufacturer New Piper Aircraft [2], which is the largest private employer in Indian River County. For a more detailed listing of Vero Beach businesses and industries visit VeroBeachBusinessDirectory.com.


Points of interest

Beaches

Vero Beach is known for its outstanding beaches. Part of Florida's Treasure Coast, the beaches combine excellent sand quality with significant surf and tidal action. Vero's main public beach is known as South Beach, accessible at the eastern end of Causeway Boulevard. Vero also features Humiston Park and Jaycee Beach as its other primary public beaches.[citation needed] Map of the Treasure Coast in Florida. ...


Communities

Vero Beach includes many wealthy seasonal and year round communities. Among them are Riomar, The Moorings, John's Island, Windsor and Orchid Island.


Golf

Vero Beach holds some of Florida's most exclusive private clubs. They include Red Stick, John's Island, Hawk's Nest, Vero Beach Country Club and others.


National Register of Historic Places

Vero Railroad Station
Vero Railroad Station
McKee Jungle Gardens
McKee Jungle Gardens
  • Driftwood Inn - located in Vero's central beach business district, it is a historic hotel constructed in the early 20th Century by the late local eccentric and explorer Waldo Sexton. This facility was originally built entirely from pieces of driftwood and other antiques. Sexton also designed the "Hall of Giants" at McKee Jungle Gardens.
  • Hallstrom House
  • Indian River County Courthouse
  • Judge Henry F. Gregory House
  • Maher Building
  • McKee Jungle Gardens - visit periodic exhibitions ranging from plant and flower shows to dinosaur displays
  • Old Palmetto Hotel
  • Pueblo Arcade
  • Royal Park Arcade
  • Theodore Hausmann Estate
  • Old Vero Beach Community Building
  • Vero Beach Diesel Power Plant
  • Vero Beach Woman's Club
  • Vero Railroad Station
  • Vero Theatre

Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (1200 × 800 pixel, file size: 1,022 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (1200 × 800 pixel, file size: 1,022 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (1200 × 800 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (1200 × 800 pixel, file size: 1. ... The Driftwood Inn and Restaurant (also known as The Breezeway) is a historic site in Vero Beach, Florida. ... The Hallstrom House (also known as the Hallstrom Farmstead) is a historic home in Vero Beach, Florida. ... The Indian River County Courthouse (constructed in 1936) is a historic courthouse in Vero Beach, Florida, located at 2145 14th Avenue. ... The Judge Henry F. Gregory House is a historic home in Vero Beach, Florida, United States. ... The Maher Building is a historic site in Vero Beach, Florida. ... The McKee Botanical Garden (18 acres) is a private, non-profit, subtropical botanical garden located at 350 US Highway 1, Vero Beach, Florida, USA. It is on the National Register of Historic Places and a Florida landmark. ... The Old Palmetto Hotel (also known as the Charlton Apartments or Regent Court Apartments) is a historic hotel in Vero Beach, Florida. ... The Pueblo Arcade is a historic site in Vero Beach, Florida. ... The Royal Park Arcade (also known as the Parkway Plaza) is a historic site in Vero Beach, Florida. ... The Theodore Hausmann Estate is a historic site in Vero Beach, Florida. ... The Old Vero Beach Community Building (also known as the Vero Beach Service Center or Vero Beach Physical Arts Center) is a historic site in Vero Beach, Florida. ... The Vero Beach Diesel Power Plant (also known as the City of Vero Beach Municipal Power Plant) is a historic power plant in Vero Beach, Florida. ... The Vero Beach Womans Club is a historic womans club in Vero Beach, Florida. ... The Vero Railroad Station (also known as the Vero Beach Railroad Station) is a historic Florida East Coast Railway train station in Vero Beach, Florida. ... The Vero Theatre (also known as the Florida Theatre or Theatre Plaza) is a historic theater in Vero Beach, Florida. ...

Notable residents (full time and seasonal)

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Parks

The city includes several parks, most notably Riverside Park, which is the location of Riverside Theater and the Vero Beach Museum of Art [3].


Vero Man

Vero Beach was the site of a major archaeological discovery by local resident Frank Ayers in 1915. Known as the 'Vero Man', the find created an international controversy for it provided the first evidence that human beings had inhabited the 'new world' prior to the end of the Wisconsin glaciation (c. 10,000 BCE). Over the next thirty years, the remains were shuffled back and forth between the Smithsonian Institution and the Florida State Museum of History in Tallahassee. Experts could never reach an agreement and the remains were eventually lost just prior to the invention of Carbon-14 dating in 1947. Interest in Vero Man gradually waned, though more recently there was some renewed interest in finding the remains.[1] Frontispiece of Peter Martyr dAnghieras De orbe novo (On the New World). Carte dAmérique, Guillaume Delisle, 1722. ... The Wisconsin (in North America), Devensian (in the British Isles), Midlandian (in Ireland), Würm (in the Alps), and Weichsel (in northern central Europe) glaciations are the most recent glaciations of the Pleistocene epoch, which ended around 10,000 BCE. The general glacial advance began about 70,000 BCE, and... The Common Era is the period beginning with a year near the birth of Jesus, coinciding with the period from AD 1 onwards. ... The Smithsonian Institution Building or Castle on the National Mall serves as the Institutions headquarters. ... Tallahassee is the capital of Florida, a state of the United States of America. ... Radiocarbon dating is the use of the naturally occurring isotope of carbon-14 in radiometric dating to determine the age of organic materials, up to ca. ...


External Links

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References

  1. ^ Vero Beach Magazine "How Vero Man was lost - and found again" September/October 1998.


Cities and communities of Indian River County, Florida
County seat Vero Beach
Incorporated places Fellsmere | Indian River Shores | Orchid | Sebastian | Vero Beach
Unincorporated places Florida Ridge | Gifford | North Beach | Roseland | South Beach | Vero Beach South | Vero Lake Estates | Wabasso | Wabasso Beach | West Vero Corridor | Winter Beach
Adjacent Counties St. Lucie | Okeechobee | Osceola | Brevard


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