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West Melbourne, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of West Melbourne had a population of 21,047 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for West Melbourne is located at latitude 28.0543 and longitude -80.6614 in Brevard County. The formal boundaries for the City of West Melbourne (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.55 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Brevard County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 30 feet.

The City of West Melbourne (GNIS ID: 2405709) 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 West Melbourne is located within Melbourne CCD of Brevard County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with West 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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West Melbourne, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 21,047
Population in Households 20,756
Population in Familes 16,244
Population in Group Qrtrs 291
Population Density1 1,996
Diversity Index2 42


Total Households 8,717
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 5,495
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,806 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,125 (62.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,592 (26.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,089 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $172,647
Average Home Value $202,029


Median Household Income $51,836
Average Household Income $67,040
Per Capita Income $28,739
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.93% 1.3%
Households 1.72% 1.16%
Families 1.53% 1.1%
Median Household Income   2.34%
Per Capita Income   1.69%
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.

West Melbourne, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West 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 # 186 80th
Population Density1 # 385 58th
Diversity Index2 # 511 44th
Median Household Income # 320 65th
Per Capita Income # 334 64th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Florida Census Data Comparison Tool.