The Merritt Island Census Designated Place had a population of 35,538 as of July 1, 2016.
The primary coordinate point for Merritt Island is located at latitude 28.3092 and longitude -80.676 in Brevard County. The formal boundaries for the Merritt Island Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 17.52 sq. miles and a water area of 29.66 sq. miles. Brevard County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 3 feet.
The Merritt Island Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403280) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.
Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Merritt Island Census Designated Place is located within Merritt Island CCD of Brevard County.
Beneath the boundary map are tables with Merritt Island population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.
|Population in Households||35,218|
|Population in Familes||27,808|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||320|
|Average Household Size||2.34|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||17,591 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||10,625 (60.4%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||4,405 (25.0%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||2,561 (14.6%)|
|Median Home Value||$222,432|
|Average Home Value||$301,871|
|Median Household Income||$54,715|
|Average Household Income||$79,396|
|Per Capita Income||$33,934|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||2.24%|
|Per Capita Income||1.76%|
The table below compares Merritt Island 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.
|Total Population||# 108||88th|
|Population Density1||# 380||59th|
|Diversity Index2||# 590||36th|
|Median Household Income||# 264||71st|
|Per Capita Income||# 222||76th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Florida Census Data Comparison Tool.