Melbourne, FL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Melbourne, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Melbourne had a population of 79,865 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Melbourne is located at latitude 28.1171 and longitude -80.6419 in Brevard County. The formal boundaries for the City of Melbourne (see map below) encompass a land area of 33.98 sq. miles and a water area of 5.71 sq. miles. Brevard County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 20 feet.

The City of Melbourne (GNIS ID: 2405067) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Melbourne is located within Melbourne CCD of Brevard County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Melbourne population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Melbourne, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 79,865
Population in Households 78,069
Population in Familes 55,815
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,796
Population Density1 2,351
Diversity Index2 48


Total Households 35,729
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 19,755
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 41,180 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 19,952 (48.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 15,778 (38.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,451 (13.2%)
Median Home Value $136,263
Average Home Value $171,124


Median Household Income $40,055
Average Household Income $56,426
Per Capita Income $25,990
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.76% 0.96%
Households 0.76% 0.93%
Families 0.66% 0.78%
Median Household Income   2.17%
Per Capita Income   1.67%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Melbourne, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Melbourne to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 36 96th
Population Density1 # 332 64th
Diversity Index2 # 439 52nd
Median Household Income # 604 34th
Per Capita Income # 423 54th

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