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West Melbourne, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of West Melbourne is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Brevard County at latitude 28.0543 and longitude -80.6614. Brevard County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 30 feet.

The formal official name is the City of West Melbourne, but most people and references simply refer to it as West Melbourne, Florida.

The P1 Census Class Code for West Melbourne indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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West Melbourne, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 20,220
Population in Households 19,922
Population in Familes 15,572
Population in Group Qrtrs 298
Population Density1 1,982
Diversity Index2 40


Total Households 8,467
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 5,329
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,438 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,891 (62.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,577 (27.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 971 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $161,619
Average Home Value $173,659


Median Household Income $52,254
Average Household Income $65,971
Per Capita Income $28,092
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 2.3% 1.27%
Households 2.22% 1.27%
Families 1.95% 1.14%
Median Household Income   2.42%
Per Capita Income   1.93%
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 920 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 181 80th
Population Density1 # 377 59th
Diversity Index2 # 517 44th
Median Household Income # 275 70th
Per Capita Income # 301 67th

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