Merritt Island, FL 32953 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 32953: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Merritt Island, FL 32953

Acceptable Alternative
Merritt Is, FL 32953

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 772
  • Single Family Addresses: 9,159
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,031
  • County: Brevard County
  • Centroid: Latitude 28.4, Longitude -80.705
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Merritt Island, FL 32953 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 23,192
Population in Households 22,913
Population in Familes 18,064
Population in Group Qrtrs 279
Population Density1 575
Diversity Index2 38


Total Households 9,657
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 6,290
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 11,226 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,542 (58.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,115 (27.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,569 (14.0%)
Median Home Value $224,693
Average Home Value $274,966


Median Household Income $51,044
Average Household Income $71,121
Per Capita Income $30,088
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.4% 0.72%
Households 0.32% 0.64%
Families 0.17% 0.53%
Median Household Income   1.93%
Per Capita Income   2.01%
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.

Merritt Island, FL 32953 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 32953 to the other 965 ZIP Codes 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 # 383 60th
Population Density1 # 581 40th
Diversity Index2 # 641 34th
Median Household Income # 368 62nd
Per Capita Income # 308 68th

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