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Driver's License and Motor Vehicle Information

Seat Belt Laws
All children under age 6 must be buckled up whenever they travel in a vehicle. Children up to age 3 must be secured in a federally-approved child restraint seat. Children 4-5 must be restrained by a federally-approved restraint seat or safety belt. Florida law requires anyone who rides in the front seat to be buckled up. Drivers are responsible to ensure their passengers comply with the law. 

Driver's License: 
Although tourists are welcomed with an out-of-state license, when you become a resident, take a job here, or place a child in school, you must obtain a Florida driver's license within 30 days. 

With a valid out-of-state driver's license, you only need to pass a vision test to obtain a Florida driver's license. 

Contact (772) 778-5087 for information. 
Contact (772 778-5090 for appointments. 

Registration: 
To register your vehicle, call 567-8000, Ext 338. 

Auto Title: 
You must obtain a Florida Title and register your vehicle in Florida when you become a resident, get a job, or place a child in school. 

Auto Insurance: 
All vehicles that remain in Florida for more than 90 days must obtain property damage liability and personal injury protection insurance. 

Library in Vero Beach: 
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY LIBRARY Location: 1600 21ST ST. www.irclibrary.org,
Indian River County Main Library
1600 21st Street
Vero Beach, FL 32960
Phone: (772) 770-5060 
308,337 books; 15,497 audio materials; 17,752 video materials; 1,675 serial subscriptions)  Operating income: $3,898,005

Florida Taxes
Income Tax: 
Florida residents pay NO personal state income tax, but do pay real estate tax, personal property taxes, sales taxes, and corporate taxes. Residents in only 5 U.S. states pay lower taxes than Florida. (Refer to article below) 

Real Estate Tax: 
Based on the tax appraised value of a home, Florida residents pay a combined assessement for city, county, and school taxes. Residents who declare Florida their permanent home (must reside here 6 months and 1 day minimum) may qualify for a $25,000 exemption. Smaller exemptions are also available based on other criteria. 

Personal Property Tax: 
Personal property such as bonds, stocks, accounts receivable and certain other investments are taxed at $1 per $1,000 up to $200,000 in value and $1.50 per $1,000 over $200,000. Accounts receivable, mortgages outside Florida, and annuities are taxed at $2 per $1,000. For more information, call the Florida Department of Revenue at 800-352-3671. 

Sales Tax: 
Florida has a basic 6% sales tax except on food, medicine, and professional services. Indian River County has added the optional increase for a total 7% sales tax. 

Census Bureau Report: 
Florida Taxes Residents Less Than Most States 

WASHINGTON - This is one survey where it pays to be toward the bottom of the list. In a new report from the U.S. Census Bureau, Florida ranked No. 44 in the nation in terms of per capita taxes. 

The average Floridian pays $1,520.98 a year in taxes. At No. 50, South Dakotans pay $1,291.92 per capita per year, or 15 percent less than Floridians. The other states with a lower tax per person than Florida are Tennessee ($1,362.71), Texas ($1,379.74), New Hampshire ($1,410.29) and South Carolina ($1,513.06). 

At the top of the list, Connecticut residents pay $3,091.99, or 103 percent more in taxes than the average Floridian, though Connecticut residents also pay 7.3 percent more than the second place state, Hawaii ($2,864.89). Delaware ($2,371.14), Minnesota ($2,722.00) and Massachusetts ($2,700.18) round out the top five top tax-paying states. 

Overall, Floridians pay 29 percent less than most Americans -- the national average is $1,967.54. 


Indian River Supervisor of Elections
http://www.voteindianriver.com 


Demographic Information 

Indian River County, Florida

    People QuickFacts Indian River County Florida
Population definition and source info Population, 2010 138,028 18,801,310
Population, percent change definition and source info Population, percent change, 2000 to 2010 22.2% 17.6%
Population definition and source info Population, 2000 112,947 15,982,378
Persons under 5 years, percent definition and source info Persons under 5 years, percent, 2010 4.7% 5.7%
Persons under 18 years, percent definition and source info Persons under 18 years, percent, 2010 18.8% 21.3%
Persons 65 years and over, percent definition and source info Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2010 27.2% 17.3%
Female persons, percent definition and source info Female persons, percent, 2010 51.6% 51.1%
 
White persons, percent definition and source info White persons, percent, 2010 (a) 84.3% 75.0%
Black persons, percent definition and source info Black persons, percent, 2010 (a) 9.0% 16.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent definition and source info American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2010 (a) 0.3% 0.4%
Asian persons, percent definition and source info Asian persons, percent, 2010 (a) 1.2% 2.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, percent definition and source info Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, percent, 2010 (a) Z 0.1%
Persons reporting two or more races, percent definition and source info Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2010 1.6% 2.5%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent definition and source info Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2010 (b) 11.2% 22.5%
White persons not Hispanic, percent definition and source info White persons not Hispanic, percent, 2010 77.4% 57.9%
 
Living in same house 1 year & over definition and source info Living in same house 1 year & over, 2005-2009 83.7% 82.5%
Foreign born persons, percent definition and source info Foreign born persons, percent, 2005-2009 10.1% 18.7%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+ definition and source info Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2005-2009 13.0% 25.8%
High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+ definition and source info High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+, 2005-2009 86.4% 84.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+ definition and source info Bachelor's degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+, 2005-2009 26.5% 25.6%
Veterans definition and source info Veterans, 2005-2009 16,587 1,685,421
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+ definition and source info Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2005-2009 21.6 25.8
 
Housing units definition and source info Housing units, 2010 76,346 8,989,580
Homeownership rate definition and source info Homeownership rate, 2005-2009 76.0% 69.7%
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent definition and source info Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2005-2009 24.2% 30.0%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units definition and source info Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2005-2009 $201,700 $211,300
Households definition and source info Households, 2005-2009 59,473 7,076,539
Persons per household definition and source info Persons per household, 2005-2009 2.19 2.52
 definition and source info Per capita money income in past 12 months (2009 dollars) 2005-2009 $33,014 $26,503
Median household income definition and source info Median household income, 2009 $43,685 $44,755
Persons below poverty level, percent definition and source info Persons below poverty level, percent, 2009 13.8% 15.0%
    Business QuickFacts Indian River County Florida
Private nonfarm establishments definition and source info Private nonfarm establishments, 2009 3,874 491,2491
Private nonfarm employment definition and source info Private nonfarm employment, 2009 37,847 6,861,6121
Private nonfarm employment definition and source info Private nonfarm employment, percent change 2000-2009 -2.0% 10.4%1
Nonemployer establishments definition and source info Nonemployer establishments, 2009 11,076 1,603,533
 
Total number of firms definition and source info Total number of firms, 2007 15,401 2,009,589
Black-owned firms, percent definition and source info Black-owned firms, percent, 2007 4.9% 9.0%
American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent definition and source info American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 2007 S 0.5%
Asian-owned firms, percent definition and source info Asian-owned firms, percent, 2007 S 3.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent definition and source info Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 2007 F 0.1%
Hispanic-owned firms, percent definition and source info Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2007 6.0% 22.4%
Women-owned firms, percent definition and source info Women-owned firms, percent, 2007 S 28.9%
 
Manufacturers shipments definition and source info Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000) 413,041 104,832,907
Merchant wholesaler sales definition and source info Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000) D 221,641,518
Retail sales definition and source info Retail sales, 2007 ($1000) 1,851,697 262,341,127
Retail sales per capita definition and source info Retail sales per capita, 2007 $13,940 $14,353
Accommodation and food services sales definition and source info Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000) 190,526 41,922,059
Building permits definition and source info Building permits, 2010 307 38,679
Federal spending definition and source info Federal spending, 2009 1,191,801 180,887,4311
    Geography QuickFacts Indian River County Florida
Land area in square miles definition and source info Land area in square miles, 2010 502.87 53,624.76
Persons per square mile definition and source info Persons per square mile, 2010 274.5 350.6
Persons per square mile definition and source info FIPS Code 061 12
Persons per square mile definition and source info Metropolitan or Micropolitan Statistical Area Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL Metro Area  


(a) Includes persons reporting only one race.
(b) Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in applicable race categories. 

D: Suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information 
F: Fewer than 100 firms 
FN: Footnote on this item for this area in place of data 
NA: Not available 
S: Suppressed; does not meet publication standards 
X: Not applicable 
Z: Value greater than zero but less than half unit of measure shown

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Source U.S. Census Bureau: State and County QuickFacts. Data derived from Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits, Consolidated Federal Funds Report 
Last Revised: Friday, 23-Dec-2011 11:25:45 EST
Jeff and Ginny Mitchell
Jeff and Ginny Mitchell
Sales Executive