Melbourne, FL

Census Place

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2022 Population
84,982
1.77% 1-year growth
US Senator
Marco Rubio
Republican Party
US Senator
Rick Scott
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
42.4
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
15.2%
10.8% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$60,917
9.68% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$247,300
23.1% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
39,938
2% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Melbourne, FL had a population of 85k people with a median age of 42.4 and a median household income of $60,917. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Melbourne, FL grew from 83,500 to 84,982, a 1.77% increase and its median household income grew from $55,543 to $60,917, a 9.68% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Melbourne, FL are White (Non-Hispanic) (69.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (10.1%), White (Hispanic) (6.7%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.48%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.19%).

None of the households in Melbourne, FL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

94.8% of the residents in Melbourne, FL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Melbourne, FL are Eastern Florida State College (132693) (5,016 degrees awarded in 2022), Florida Institute of Technology (2,019 degrees), and Florida Institute of Technology-Online (561 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Melbourne, FL was $247,300, and the homeownership rate was 58.8%.

Most people in Melbourne, FL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Melbourne, FL was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Melbourne, FL is home to a population of 85k people, from which 94.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 11.2% of Melbourne, FL residents were born outside of the country (9.52k people).

In 2022, there were 6.92 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (59.1k people) in Melbourne, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.54k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 5.7k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

94.8%
2022 Citizenship
95.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 94.8% of Melbourne, FL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Melbourne, FL was 95.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Melbourne, FL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    59.1k ± 1.7k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    8.54k ± 983
  3. White (Hispanic)
    5.7k ± 826
12%
Hispanic Population
10.2k people

In 2022, there were 6.92 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (59.1k people) in Melbourne, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.54k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 5.7k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

12% of the people in Melbourne, FL are hispanic (10.2k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Melbourne, FL as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Cuba
    1,003,261 ± 24,014 people
  2. Haiti
    344,713 ± 14,299 people
  3. Colombia
    299,067 ± 13,333 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Florida was Cuba, the natal country of 1,003,261 Florida residents, followed by Haiti with 344,713 and Colombia with 299,067.

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Foreign-Born Population

11.2%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
9.52k people
11.1%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
9.26k people

As of 2022, 11.2% of Melbourne, FL residents (9.52k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Melbourne, FL was 11.1%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,454 ± 429
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,344 ± 480
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,367 ± 270

Melbourne, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.05 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Melbourne, FL employs 39.9k people. The largest industries in Melbourne, FL are Retail Trade (5,081 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (5,079 people), and Manufacturing (4,721 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($101,917), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($73,942), and Manufacturing ($65,998).

Males in Florida have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $56,054. The income inequality in Florida (measured using the Gini index) is 0.474, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

39.9k
2022 Value
± 1,825
2%
1 Year growth
± 6.25%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Melbourne, FL grew at a rate of 2%, from 39.2k employees to 39.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Melbourne, FL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,444 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,978 people), and Management Occupations (3,525 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Melbourne, FL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

39.9k
2022 Value
± 1,825
2%
1 Year growth
± 6.25%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Melbourne, FL grew at a rate of 2%, from 39.2k employees to 39.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Melbourne, FL, are Retail Trade (5,081 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (5,079 people), and Manufacturing (4,721 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Melbourne, FL, though some of these residents may live in Melbourne, FL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$45,142
Median earning men ± $4,389
$34,836
Median earning women ± $2,912

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Manufacturing ($73,831), Public Administration ($72,083), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($67,039).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($57,530), Manufacturing ($52,155), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,357).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
4.23%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 9.69M people employed in Florida. This represents a 4.23% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 12.6%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Florida.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Florida went to Donald J. Trump with 51.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (47.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.635%).

Marco Rubio and Rick Scott are the senators currently representing the state of Florida. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Florida is currently represented by 28 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Florida

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Marco Rubio
Senator from Florida3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Rick Scott
Senator from Florida1
Assumed office on January 8, 2019
Inauguration delayed in order to finish his term as Governor of Florida.

Marco Rubio and Rick Scott are the senators currently representing Florida.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Florida over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Florida

Florida is currently represented by 28 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Florida have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Melbourne, FL awarded 7,757 degrees. The student population of Melbourne, FL in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 9,698 male students and 13,076 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Melbourne, FL are White (4,621 and 63.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,094 and 15%), Black or African American (773 and 10.6%), and Two or More Races (293 and 4.02%).

The largest universities in Melbourne, FL by number of degrees awarded are Eastern Florida State College (132693) (5,016 and 64.7%), Florida Institute of Technology (2,019 and 26%), and Florida Institute of Technology-Online (561 and 7.23%).

The most popular majors in Melbourne, FL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,997 and 25.7%), Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (471 and 6.07%), and Applied Behavior Analysis (407 and 5.25%).

The median tuition costs in Melbourne, FL are $27,505 for private four year colleges, and $2,048 and $8,399 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Melbourne, FL, the percentage of applicants admitted was 64.6%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 9.01%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 22,774 (42.6% men and 57.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 22,774 students enrolled in Melbourne, FL, 42.6% men and 57.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 12,423 records, of which 57.3% were women and 42.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 1,997 degrees awarded
  2. 182 degrees awarded
  3. 71 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Melbourne, FL was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 1,997 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Melbourne, FL according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 5,016 degrees awarded
  2. 2,019 degrees awarded
  3. 561 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Eastern Florida State College (132693) with 5,016 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 3,358 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Melbourne, FL, which is 0.763 times less than the 4,399 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 4,621 degrees mean that there were 4.22 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,094 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($27,505) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($900) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,600) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.19% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.2% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (4.97M), Some college (3.58M), and Bachelors Degree (3.32M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Melbourne, FL was $247,300 in 2022, which is 0.877 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $200,900 to $247,300, a 23.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Melbourne, FL is 58.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Melbourne, FL have an average commute time of 22.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Melbourne, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Melbourne, FL is $60,917. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Melbourne, FL was Census Tract 694 with a value of $137,083, followed by Census Tract 641.02 and Census Tract 641.27, with respective values of $114,962 and $107,917.

Property

$247,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,629
$20,849
Median Property Taxes
±$1,165

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Melbourne, FL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Melbourne, FL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

58.8%
Homeownership
2022
66.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 58.8% of the housing units in Melbourne, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 58.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 694
  2. Census Tract 641.02
  3. Census Tract 641.27

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Melbourne, FL was Census Tract 694 with a value of $137,083, followed by Census Tract 641.02 and Census Tract 641.27, with respective values of $114,962 and $107,917.

The following map shows all of the places in Melbourne, FL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$60,917
Median Household Income
± $2,599
35.4k
Number of Households
± 1,584

In 2022, the median household income of the 35.4k households in Melbourne, FL grew to $60,917 from the previous year's value of $55,543.

The following chart displays the households in Melbourne, FL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Melbourne, FL is from Florida.
0.474
2022 Wage GINI in Florida
0.473
2021 Wage GINI in Florida

In 2022, the income inequality in Florida was 0.474 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.285% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Florida was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Florida in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (74.5%)
  2. Worked At Home (11.2%)
  3. Carpooled (8.8%)

In 2022, 74.5% of workers in Melbourne, FL drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (11.2%) and those who carpooled to work (8.8%).

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Commute Time

22.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Melbourne, FL have a shorter commute time (22.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.29% of the workforce in Melbourne, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Melbourne, FL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Melbourne, FL have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

15.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Melbourne, FL (12.4k out of 81.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Melbourne, FL is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

89.3% of the population of Melbourne, FL has health coverage, with 39.5% on employee plans, 14.6% on Medicaid, 14.2% on Medicare, 17% on non-group plans, and 3.92% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Brevard County, FL see 1365 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.51% decrease from the previous year (1372 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1644 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 582 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,365 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Brevard County, FL

Primary care physicians in Brevard County, FL see an average of 1,365 patients per year. This represents a 0.51% decrease from the previous year (1,372 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Brevard County, FL in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 19.3% under 18 years, 22.7% between 18 and 34 years, 37% between 35 and 64 years, and 21% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.2% were men and 51.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

10.7%
Uninsured
39.5%
Employer Coverage
14.6%
Medicaid
14.2%
Medicare
17%
Non-Group
3.92%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Melbourne, FL grew by 3.81% from 10.3% to 10.7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Melbourne, FL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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