Melbourne, FL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Melbourne, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Melbourne had a population of 81,250 as of July 1, 2017.

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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Melbourne population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Melbourne, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 81,250
Daytime Population: Workers 62,862
Daytime Population: Residents 46,466
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 109,328
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.35
Population in Households 79,411
Population in Familes 56,762
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,839
Population Density2 2,391
Diversity Index3 49


Median Household Income $41,816
Average Household Income $59,437
Per Capita Income $27,282


Total Housing Units 41,530 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 20,346 (49.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 15,920 (38.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,264 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $146,574
Average Home Value $176,863


Total Households 36,266
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 20,099
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.89% 0.99%
Households 0.86% 0.97%
Families 0.81% 0.85%
Median Household Income   2.2%
Per Capita Income   2.47%

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, 2017 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 # 334 64th
Diversity Index # 445 52nd
Median Household Income # 604 34th
Per Capita Income # 419 55th

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