Melbourne, FL Profile: Facts & Data


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Melbourne, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Melbourne had a population of 81,828 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Melbourne is located at latitude 28.1171 and longitude -80.6419 in Brevard County. The formal boundaries for the City of Melbourne (see map below) encompass a land area of 33.98 sq. miles and a water area of 5.71 sq. miles. Brevard County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 20 feet.

The City of Melbourne (GNIS ID: 2405067) 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 Melbourne is located within Melbourne CCD of Brevard County.

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


Total Population 81,828
Population in Households 80,074
Population in Familes 56,734
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,754
Population Density2 2,408
Diversity Index3 49


Median Household Income $43,455
Average Household Income $62,269
Per Capita Income $28,497


Total Housing Units 41,625 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 20,910 (50.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 15,621 (37.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,094 (12.2%)
Median Home Value $160,768
Average Home Value $188,415


Total Households 36,531
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 20,185
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 0.87% 1.25%
Households 0.84% 1.23%
Families 0.76% 1.1%
Median Household Income   2.92%
Per Capita Income   3.03%

Melbourne, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Melbourne 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 # 36 96th
Population Density # 331 64th
Diversity Index # 446 52nd
Median Household Income # 602 35th
Per Capita Income # 414 55th

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