The City

The City of Sebastian, Florida is located in Indian River County approximately midway through the east coast of the Florida Peninsula between Melbourne and Vero Beach in a region known as the Treasure Coast. Sebastian is an easy commute to the Orlando and West Palm Beach Airports, while the Melbourne International Airport is thirty minutes north. Sebastian is recognized as the home of Pelican Island, the first designated wildlife refuge in the United States. Click here for an interactive map of Sebastian and Florida to gain reference to views around the local area and the entire State.



The City of Sebastian was first incorporated as the Town of Sebastian in 1924. Current population is approximately 22,000. Learn More about our demographics here.  SEBASTIAN DEMOGRAPHICS Detailed population information from the 2010 Census for Sebastian City, Indian River County and the State of Florida is available from the U.S. Census Bureau by clicking here.  NOTE: Make sure you scroll down the Census page to see statistics for Indian River County and the State of Florida. Census population/income details for Sebastian area: The total population of Sebastian from the 2010 U.S Census is 21,929.  The estimated 2014 population of Sebastian is 22,622. The 2010 per capita income for Indian River County is $47,525 while the per capita income for the entire State of Florida is $44,390. Additional demographic information is attached and available by clicking here for the file. Data is supplied by the University of Florida at and by Office of Economic and Demographic Research of the Florida Legislature at x


Sebastian has a Council/Manager form of government comprised of five City Council Members elected at large and the Mayor elected by Council.  Sebastian is a full service municipality offering police, public works, parks/recreation, airport, growth management and building services.  Fire/EMS, water and wastewater services are managed by Indian River County. The electric power provider is Florida Power and Light.


Sebastian has quality medical services provided by two primary medical facilities; the Sebastian River Medical Center and the Indian River Medical Center that is affiliated with the Duke University Heart Center. Just a short distance to the north in Melbourne, is the Holmes Medical Center.


Sebastian is in the Indian River County School District, which is among the highest-ranking systems in the State of Florida, having public, charter and private primary and secondary schools.



The City has a year round average temperature of 73.4 degrees.  Along Indian River Drive, you'll find shops, restaurants, and parks which host several City festivals each year including the now famous Sebastian Clambake held each November. The community also conducts monthly arts and crafts shows, concerts in the park, and operates an airport and championship golf course.  All of this is within a central location that has easy access to I-95 and the Florida Turnpike.


The City of Sebastian boasts beautiful parks, and an unobstructed view of the intracostal waterway, locally known as the Indian River Lagoon.  Sebastian's dazzling riverfront district is in close proximity to Atlantic Ocean beaches.


With a grant of over $3 million dollars, the City of Sebastian is well into the process of creating a "Working Waterfront" on the Indian River. The project is now known as "Fisherman's Landing Sebastian". Already, one building has been restored to include a large, working fish market Eatery featuring fresh local caught fish and the Sebastian Fishing Museum.  Construction is underway (November 2015) to restore and rebuild the fish piers and fish house as well as installation of board walks along the Indian River.  The last phase of the project expected to be funded in 2016 will include an Ice House, viewing pool and more waterfront restoration along the edge of the Lagoon.  When completed, "Fisherman's Landing Sebastian" will be a major tourist destination for Sebastian on the Treasure Coast.


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