South Beach, Florida

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South Beach, Florida
Location in Indian River County and the state of Florida
Location in Indian River County and the state of Florida
Coordinates: 27°35′45″N 80°20′17″W / 27.59583°N 80.33806°W / 27.59583; -80.33806Coordinates: 27°35′45″N 80°20′17″W / 27.59583°N 80.33806°W / 27.59583; -80.33806
Country  United States
State  Florida
County  Indian River
 • Total 6.9 sq mi (17.8 km2)
 • Land 2.7 sq mi (7 km2)
 • Water 4.2 sq mi (10.8 km2)
Elevation 0 ft (0 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 3,457
 • Density 501/sq mi (194.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 12-67192[1]
GNIS feature ID 1867204[2]

South Beach is a census-designated place (CDP) on Orchid Island in Indian River County, Florida, United States. The population was 3,457 at the 2000 census. It is ranked tenth in Florida locations by per capita income.

South Beach is part of the SebastianVero Beach Metropolitan Statistical Area.


South Beach CDP in Indian River County is located at 27°35′45″N 80°20′17″W / 27.595882°N 80.338148°W / 27.595882; -80.338148.[3]

South Beach CDP on Orchid Island is bounded on the east by the Atlantic Ocean, on the south by the county line between Indian River and St Lucie counties, on the west by the Indian River Lagoon and on the north by the Vero Beach city limits.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 6.9 square miles (17.8 km²), of which 2.7 square miles (7.0 km²) is land and 4.2 square miles (10.9 km²) (60.81%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,457 people, 1,610 households, and 1,220 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,279.8 people per square mile (494.4/km²). There were 2,066 housing units at an average density of 764.9/sq mi (295.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 98.15% White, 0.58% African American, 0.09% Native American, 1.01% Asian, 0.06% from other races, and 0.12% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.36% of the population.

There were 1,610 households out of which 15.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.7% were married couples living together, 2.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.2% were non-families. 21.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.14 and the average family size was 2.45.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 13.7% under the age of 18, 1.4% from 18 to 24, 11.3% from 25 to 44, 30.3% from 45 to 64, and 43.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 61 years. For every 100 females there were 93.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.6 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $108,702, and the median income for a family was $126,755. Males had a median income of $89,395 versus $26,607 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $90,938. About 1.4% of families and 3.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.0% of those under age 18 and 3.0% of those age 65 or over.