Melbourne Beach, FL Profile: Facts & Data


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Melbourne Beach, Florida - Basic Facts

The Town of Melbourne Beach had a population of 3,212 as of July 1, 2018. Melbourne Beach ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Florida. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Melbourne Beach is located at latitude 28.0669 and longitude -80.5596 in Brevard County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Melbourne Beach (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.98 sq. miles and a water area of 0.41 sq. miles. Brevard County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 10 feet.

The Town of Melbourne Beach (GNIS ID: 2406142) 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 Town of Melbourne Beach is located within Indialantic-Melbourne Beach CCD of Brevard County.

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Melbourne Beach, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 3,212
Population in Households 3,212
Population in Familes 2,503
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 3,273
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $94,920
Average Household Income $131,265
Per Capita Income $57,856


Total Housing Units 1,618 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,109 (68.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 269 (16.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 240 (14.8%)
Median Home Value $360,435
Average Home Value $448,041


Total Households 1,378
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 864
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.43% 0.8%
Households 0.3% 0.7%
Families -0.1% 0.59%
Median Household Income   2.05%
Per Capita Income   2.86%

Melbourne Beach, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Melbourne Beach to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 564 39th
Population Density # 228 75th
Diversity Index # 848 8th
Median Household Income # 43 95th
Per Capita Income # 55 94th

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