Community Description and Traffic
The NORTH BARRIER ISLAND community, Census Tract 505.01, is located in northern Indian River County.
Population and Demographics
According to the 2010 Census, the population of the NORTH BARRIER ISLAND community is 5,291. The population is 99% white, less than 1% black, and 1% Hispanic. Foreign Born persons comprise 7% of NORTH BARRIER ISLAND‘s total population, compared to 10.5% countywide.
The median age of NORTH BARRIER ISLAND residents is 68.4 years, the 2nd highest out of 25 communities. Children (under age 18) comprise 5% of the NORTH BARRIER ISLAND population, compared to 19% countywide. Seniors (aged 65 and above) comprise 62% of the NORTH BARRIER ISLAND population, compared to 27% countywide.
Changes in Population and Demographics
Between 2000 and 2010, the population of NORTH BARRIER ISLAND increased by 1,593 residents. With respect to age, the community was older in 2010 than in 2000. During this time, the proportion of seniors increased by 10 percentage points (from 52% to 62%), and the 45‐54 years age group decreased by 4 percentage points (from 11% to 7%). As a result, the median age of NORTH BARRIER ISLAND residents increased from 65.9 years in 2000 to 68.4 years in 2010. The racial distribution of the population of the NORTH BARRIER ISLAND community was virtually unchanged.
The median household income of the NORTH BARRIER ISLAND community is $136,250, nearly triple the county wide median household income of $47,341. The NORTH BARRIER ISLAND community ranks the highest out of 25 communities for median household income.
Household and Travel Characteristics
The average household size is 1.88 persons, down from 1.98 in 2000. In 2010, NORTH BARRIER ISLAND residents had higher than average commute times, with 30% of residents traveling less than 15 minutes to work (vs. 36% countywide), while 8% of commuters traveled in excess of an hour to work (vs. 6% countywide). Finally, 0.9% of households had no access to a vehicle, well below the countywide average of 5.5%.