Merritt Island, FL Profile: Facts & Data

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Merritt Island, Florida - Basic Facts

The Merritt Island Census Designated Place had a population of 36,125 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Merritt Island is located at latitude 28.3092 and longitude -80.676 in Brevard County. The formal boundaries for the Merritt Island Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 17.52 sq. miles and a water area of 29.66 sq. miles. Brevard County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 3 feet.

The Merritt Island Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403280) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Merritt Island Census Designated Place is located within Merritt Island CCD of Brevard County.


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

POPULATION

Total Population 36,125
Population in Households 35,815
Population in Familes 28,069
Population in Group Qrtrs 310
Population Density2 2,061
Diversity Index3 35
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $58,534
Average Household Income $86,643
Per Capita Income $36,885

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 17,697 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,898 (61.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,340 (24.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,459 (13.9%)
Median Home Value $242,498
Average Home Value $319,256
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 15,238
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 9,901
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.47% 0.86%
Households 0.39% 0.8%
Families 0.25% 0.7%
Median Household Income   2.78%
Per Capita Income   3.31%

Merritt Island, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Merritt Island 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 # 113 88th
Population Density # 380 59th
Diversity Index # 598 35th
Median Household Income # 270 71st
Per Capita Income # 228 75th

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