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Hobe Sound

Hobe Sound, Florida

  •   State: 
    Martin County
    Hobe Sound
      County FIPS: 
    27°04′N 80°08′W
      Area total: 
    7.72 sq mi (20.00 km²)
      Area land: 
    7.11 sq mi (18.41 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.61 sq mi (1.59 km²)
    20 ft (6 m)
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Port St. Lucie, FL
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Hobe Sound, Martin County, Florida, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    1,852.4 residents per square mile of area (715.2/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 

Hobe Sound is an unincorporated area and census-designated place (CDP) in Martin County, Florida, United States. The population was 13,163 at the 2020 census. It stretches along the coast between Port Salerno and Jonathan Dickinson State Park and includes Jupiter Island. It is home to Hobe Sound Public Beach, one of Martin County's four guarded beaches. President Bill Clinton fell on the steps and twisted his knee at golfer Greg Norman's 80-acre oceanside estate in Hobesound in 1997. HobeSound is the anglicized form of the name of a village of the Jaega, a Native American group that lived in the area before European settlement. The Spanish recorded the village name as Jobe or Jove [xoe]. In 1924, the building which soon would become the new schoolhouse was constructed. In October of that year, the Olympia School opened. The school was designated the "Picture City School" of. Martin County. It remained in use as a school until 1962. It has been part of the following counties: St Johns, St. Johns, and Martin County since 1821: 1818, 1821, 1822, 1823, 1824, 1825, 1826, 1827, 1828, 1829, 1831, 1832, 1834, 1836, 1838, 1839, 1841, 1842, 1843, 1844, 1845, 1846, 1847, 1848, 1849, 1851, 1852, 1853, 1854, 1855, 1856, 1857, 1858, 1859, 1860, 1863, 1864, 1866, 1868, 1869, 1871, 1872, 1873, 1874, 1875, 1876, 1877, 1878, 1879, 1881, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1885, 1887, 1888, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1898, 1899, 1802, 1803, 1804, 1805, 1806, 1808, 1809, 1810, 1811, 1812, 1813, 1814, 1815, 1816, 1817,1818,1819, 1819,1821,1822,1823,1824,1825,1826.


Hobe Sound is the primary city name, but also Jupiter Island, Jupiter Isle are acceptable city names or spellings. The official name is Hobe Sound, Florida. Hobe Sound is an exurban area in southern Martin County near the Atlantic Ocean. It stretches along the coast between Port Salerno and Jonathan Dickinson State Park and includes Jupiter Island. It is home to Hobe Sound Public Beach, one of Martin County's four guarded beaches. The area is located at 27°0436N 80°0831W and is located 25 miles north of West Palm Beach. It has a population of about 2,000. HobeSound Public Beach is located on Jupiter Island, which is part of the Hobesound peninsula. The beach is one of the four beaches in Martin County and is guarded by a guard of life. The Atlantic Ocean is approximately 25 miles to the north of the area. It lies in the same general area as Palm Beach, Florida, and is known as the "Gateway to the Atlantic" because of its proximity to the ocean. The sound is also known as "The Sound" due to its location on the Florida coast. It also has a reputation for being a popular destination for surfers and beach goers. It was founded in the early 1900s and was named after Hobe Island, a small, uninhabited island off the coast of the Florida Keys. The Sound was named for the nearby town of Hobe, which was once a popular surfing destination. It's also known for its beautiful beaches, including Hobe Beach, which can be seen from the Atlantic. The town has a history of hosting major sporting events, including the World Series of Poker.


Hobe Sound is the anglicized form of the name of a village of the Jaega, a Native American group that lived in the area before European settlement. The Spanish recorded the village name as Jobe or Jove [xoe]. For a brief time Hobe Sound was renamed "Picture City" and plans were presented for a movie picture production center. President Bill Clinton fell on the steps and twisted his knee at golfer Greg Norman's 80-acre oceanside estate on March 14, 1997. The community's proximity to the coast affords immediate access to the Atlantic Ocean and the deep-channeled Intracoastal Waterway, a 1,200-mile (1,900 km) water route that provides a sheltered passage for boats along the eastern seaboard. It has been stated that at Hobe sound's front door lies the Gold Coast and that at her back door lie the Treasure Coast. The town is located at the southern end of environmentally-sensitive Martin (named after Governor Martin) County, Florida. The Martin County Sheriff's Department provides modern fire, rescue, as well as EMS Services. State-of-the-art inter-facility EMS services are also provided by the Martin Health System System System, which includes the Martin County Fire Rescue Department and the Florida Department of Public Health. HobeSound is a predominantly wealthy community whose residents have included such celebrities and other prominent persons as "Tiger" Woods, Alan Jackson, Celine Dion, Burt Reynolds, and Marion Margery Scranton.


Hobe Sound has been part of the following counties:Mosquito County, now Orange County. Brevard County was known as St. Lucie County from 1844-1855, but it was not the same county as today's St.Lucie County. Dade County was part of Hobe Sound from 1866-1909. Palm Beach County was a part of Brevard from 1909-1925. Martin County was in Brevard between 1925-1955. The present day Brevard is part of Florida's 67th cirque northeastern county. The county was once part of South Florida from 1821-1824 to 1824-1844. It was then part of St. Johns County until 1821. It then became part of Orange County before becoming Brevard in 1824. It is now part of St. Lucie County, which was formed in 1855. It has a population of about 2,000. The area was once called Hobe Sound and has been known as "Hobbes Sound" or "Hobbes Sound" for most of its history. The current name of the county is "Brevard County" and it was formed from Brevard and South Florida in 1844. The name Brevard changed to "Hobe sound" in 1866, and to "Beverly Sound" in 1866. In 1855, Brevard became "St. Lakes County" with the addition of the city of Hove Sound.


As of the 2020 U.S. census, there were 13,163 people, 6,079 households, and 3,397 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,082.8 persons per square mile (804.5/km²) There were 6,042 housing units at an average density of 1,106.2 houses per squaremile (427.3/ km²) The racial makeup of the C DP was 91.98% White, 5.79% African American, 0.15% Native American,0.60% Asian, 0,03% Pacific Islander, 0, 64% from other races, and 0.81% from two or more races. The median income for a household in theCDP was $36,541, and the median income. for a family was $45,412. About 3.7% of families and 5.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3. 7% of those under age 18 and 6.0% ofThose age 65 or over. The CDP has a population of 11,376 people, with 5,176 households. The average household size was 2.14 and the average family size was2.66. The per capita income for the CPD was $21,603. It is the most densely populated city in the state, with 6,000 people living in it. It has a median age of 51 years, with 16.8% under the age of 18.


There are no interstate highways in Hobe Sound; the nearest, Interstate 95, is 7 miles (11 km) west. US 1 arguably represents the central business district though some commercial activity occurs on Dixie Highway (A1A) The Florida East Coast Railway runs through HobeSound parallel to A1A. The closest Tri-Rail commuter railroad station is located in Mangonia Park to the south. There are plans to extend the high-speed Brightline rail system and add a station in Stuart to the north. The nearest airport offering commercial service is Palm Beach International Airport, which is primarily used for general aviation. Hobe sound is located on MARTY bus route 4 and route 20x, and connects with Palm Tran bus service. The Community Coach, a service of the Council on Aging of Martin County, is an additional public transportation service for Martin County. It operates a curb-to-curb, advance reservation, shared ride service and also operates fixed-route services in other parts of the county. Until 1963 long distance trains, East Coast Champion, City of Miami, Havana Special and South Wind, served Hope Sound's station. Until 1957 the Dixieland, (nee Dixie Flagler) made stops there as well. The historic West Palm Beach station is also served by Tri-rail, and is the closest Amtrak stop to Hobesound. The next closest airport is Witham Field, which offers general aviation service. It is also located in Stuart.


Hobe Sound Bible College is the only institution that provides post-secondary education within Hobe Sound. Public schools include Murray Middle School and South Fork High School. The Pine School is a prestigious private school with a college preparatory program and educational opportunities for Kindergarten through 12th grade students. Private schools include the Hobe sound Christian Academy. The HobeSound Christian Academy is a private Christian school for boys and girls. The campus offers education covering the basic arts (graphics, music, and media). It is located on the former site of St. Michael's Independent, which is now located on its new campus in Hobesound. The school has a program for men and women who want to pursue a career in the arts. It is also a private school for women and children. It has a school for girls and boys who wish to pursue their dream of becoming a nurse or midwife. It also offers education for women who would like to become nurses or midwives. It was founded in the 1970s and is located in the heart of the town. The Christian school is now a private, Christian, day school for young women and girls, with a curriculum that focuses on the Bible and Christian values. It opened its doors in the fall of 1998. It currently has a campus in the center of the city, with an enrollment of more than 1,000 students. It offers a variety of programs, including music, art, graphic arts, and music. It's located on a former site that was once the home of the St.Michael's Independent School.


History, Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce and other sources are cited for this article. This article was originally published on November 6, 2013. We are happy to make clear that this article was updated on November 7, 2013, to reflect new information. We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this change. We also apologize for any confusion this may have caused.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Hobe Sound, Martin County, Florida = 80.8. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 45. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 98. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Hobe Sound = 6.6 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 13,163 individuals with a median age of 50.8 age the population grows by 1.86% in Hobe Sound, Martin County, Florida population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 1,852.4 residents per square mile of area (715.2/km²). There are average 2.14 people per household in the 5,245 households with an average household income of $46,904 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 11.80% of the available work force and has dropped -5.55% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 17.10%. The number of physicians in Hobe Sound per 100,000 population = 265.2.


The annual rainfall in Hobe Sound = 57.9 inches and the annual snowfall = 0 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 134. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 232. 90 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 55 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 28, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Hobe Sound, Martin County, Florida which are owned by the occupant = 67.99%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 26 years with median home cost = $168,800 and home appreciation of -18.01%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $11.40 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $4,536 per student. There are 17.3 students for each teacher in the school, 424 students for each Librarian and 468 students for each Counselor. 6.08% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 15.78% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 8.07% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Hobe Sound's population in Martin County, Florida of 2,714 residents in 1900 has increased 4,85-fold to 13,163 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 51.29% female residents and 48.71% male residents live in Hobe Sound, Martin County, Florida.

    As of 2020 in Hobe Sound, Martin County, Florida are married and the remaining 36.91% are single population.

  • 26.2 minutes is the average time that residents in Hobe Sound require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    81.10% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 7.86% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool and 4.41% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Hobe Sound, Martin County, Florida, 67.99% are owner-occupied homes, another 15.93% are rented apartments, and the remaining 16.09% are vacant.

  • The 45.56% of the population in Hobe Sound, Martin County, Florida who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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