Orchid, Florida

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Orchid is a town in Indian River County, Florida, United States. The population was 140 at the 2000 census and was the 9th highest-income place in the United States. As of 2004, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau is 292.[3] It is ranked sixth in Florida locations by per capita income. Orchid is part of the SebastianVero Beach Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Most of the town is actually a gated community called Orchid Island Golf and Beach Club. East of SR A1A, there is a beach front condominium complex. The rest of Orchid are uninhabited islands. Some of the islands are Plug Island, Preachers Island, and Horseshoe Island. North of Horseshoe Island is Pelican Island, the first National Wildlife Refuge in the United States. Running along the town limits (mostly) is the historic, unpaved Jungle Trail.

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Geography

Orchid is located at 27°46′34″N 80°24′48″W / 27.776146°N 80.413238°W / 27.776146; -80.413238.[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.8 km²), of which, 1.2 square miles (3.2 km²) of it is land and 0.6 square miles (1.6 km²) of it (33.15%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 140 people, 69 households, and 64 families residing in the town. The population density was 113.8 people per square mile (43.9/km²). There were 139 housing units at an average density of 113.0/sq mi (43.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 100.00% White. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.71% of the population.

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