Melbourne Shores-Floridana Beach, Florida

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Population in July 2007: 7,307.
Males: 3,613  (49.5%)
Females: 3,694  (50.5%)
Median resident age:  53.1 years
Florida median age:  38.7 years

Zip code: 32951

Estimated median household income in 2012: $62,214 (it was $54,043 in 2000)
Melbourne Shores-Floridana Beach:

$62,214
FL:

$45,040
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $42,496 (it was $34,932 in 2000)

Melbourne Shores-Floridana Beach CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $231,288 (it was $160,800 in 2000)
Melbourne Shores-Floridana Beach:

$231,288
FL:

$148,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $433,299; Detached houses: $487,402; Townhouses or other attached units: $364,958; In 2-unit structures: $460,938; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $297,895; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $569,595; Mobile homes: $101,075; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $177,082
Melbourne Shores-Floridana Beach races chart
  • White alone - 6,288 (96.2%)
  • Hispanic - 127 (1.9%)
  • Asian alone - 55 (0.8%)
  • Two or more races - 27 (0.4%)
  • Black alone - 19 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 10 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 4 (0.06%)
  • Other race alone - 3 (0.05%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Melbourne Shores-Floridana Beach: 187.7 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 6.95 square miles.

Population density: 1,051 people per square mile   (low).

For population 25 years and over in Melbourne Shores-Floridana Beach:

  • High school or higher: 93.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 36.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.4%
  • Unemployed: 2.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Melbourne Shores-Floridana Beach CCD:

  • Never married: 12.6%
  • Now married: 69.3%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 7.1%
  • Divorced: 11.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Melbourne Shores-Floridana Beach CCD:  1.2% ($1,919)
Florida:  1.4% ($1,262)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Palm Bay, FL (8.9 miles , pop. 79,413).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Tampa, FL (119.2 miles , pop. 303,447).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (886.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Grant-Valkaria, FL (2.0 miles ), Malabar, FL (2.1 miles ), Micco, FL (2.6 miles ), Melbourne Beach, FL (2.7 miles ), Indialantic, FL (2.9 miles ), Palm Bay, FL (3.0 miles ), Roseland, FL (3.1 miles ), West Melbourne, FL (3.4 miles ).

Latitude: 27.97 N, Longitude: 80.51 W

Melbourne Shores-Floridana Beach household income distribution Melbourne Shores-Floridana Beach home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.7%
Florida:

6.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Transportation equipment (8%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (6%)
  • Broadcasting and telecommunications (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Health care (5%)
  • Health care (17%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (12%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Food and beverage stores (7%)
  • Personal and laundry services (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Engineers (8%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (8%)
  • Top executives (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Business operations specialists (3%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (13%)
  • Registered nurses (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Personal appearance workers (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)

Work and jobs in Melbourne Shores-Floridana Beach: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Melbourne Shores-Floridana Beach, Florida

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Melbourne Shores-Floridana Beach, Florida average temperatures Melbourne Shores-Floridana Beach, Florida average precipitation Melbourne Shores-Floridana Beach, Florida humidity Melbourne Shores-Floridana Beach, Florida wind speed Melbourne Shores-Floridana Beach, Florida snowfall Melbourne Shores-Floridana Beach, Florida sunshine Melbourne Shores-Floridana Beach, Florida clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Melbourne Shores-Floridana Beach-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Florida state average. It is 18% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/4/1966, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 33.1 miles away from the Melbourne Shores-Floridana Beach place center killed 11 people and injured 530 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/19/1972, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 29.1 miles away from the place center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Melbourne Shores-Floridana Beach-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Florida state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 394.9 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 341.6 miles away from Melbourne Shores-Floridana Beach center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 308.5 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 424.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/11/2001 at 18:27:54, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 160.5 miles away from Melbourne Shores-Floridana Beach center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 352.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Brevard County (22) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 11, Fires: 6, Tropical Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 2, Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Melbourne Shores-Floridana Beach:

  • PALM BAY KIDNEY CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; PALM BAY, FL)
  • SEBASTIAN RIVER HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; BAREFOOT BAY, FL)
  • ANCHOR CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; PALM BAY, FL)
  • PALMS REHABILITATION AND HEALTHCARE CENTER, THE (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; PALM BAY, FL)
  • A PHYSICIAN'S CHOICE HOME HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; PALM BAY, FL)
  • RENAL CARE GROUP - BREVARD (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; MELBOURNE, FL)
  • SEBASTIAN RIVER HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; SEBASTIAN, FL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Melbourne Shores-Floridana Beach:

  • Florida Institute of Technology-Online (about 10 miles; Melbourne, FL; Full-time enrollment: 3,046)
  • Florida Institute of Technology (about 10 miles; Melbourne, FL; FT enrollment: 4,452)
  • Eastern Florida State College (about 33 miles; Cocoa, FL; FT enrollment: 12,053)
  • Indian River State College (about 40 miles; Fort Pierce, FL; FT enrollment: 12,211)
  • Florida Technical College (about 59 miles; Orlando, FL; FT enrollment: 4,907)
  • University of Central Florida (about 61 miles; Orlando, FL; FT enrollment: 51,457)
  • Universal Technical Institute-Auto Motorcycle & Marine Mechanics Institute Division-Orlando (about 63 miles; Orlando, FL; FT enrollment: 4,338)

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Notable location: Brevard County Fire Rescue Station 65 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Nancy Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Brevard County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 64.9. This is about average.

City:

64.9
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 30.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.4
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 6.03. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.03
U.S.:

9.14
Average household size:
This place:  2.1 people
Florida:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  67.4%
Whole state:  65.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.1%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

4.3%
Whole state:

12.5%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

2.3%
Whole state:

5.7%

Melbourne Shores-Floridana Beach compared to Florida state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (93%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Utility gas (1%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Melbourne Shores-Floridana Beach CCD (based on Brevard County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 39.17%
Here: 39.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist Church Charismatic Churches IndependentPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents42.8%16.4%10.3%3.4%3.0%
Congregations4.9%16.5%7.7%1.8%4.2%
NameEpiscopal ChurchJewishEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents2.8%2.7%2.0%1.8%14.8%
Congregations3.9%0.7%4.6%2.5%53.2%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 81
Brevard County:

1.51 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 9
This county:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 75
Brevard County:

1.40 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 186
Brevard County:

3.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 407
Here:

7.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.3%
Florida:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Brevard County:

23.3%
Florida:

23.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

9.0%
State:

14.0%

5.58% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,464 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.58%
Florida average:

7.97%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($815 average AGI)
Brevard County:

0.09%
Florida average:

0.11%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Orange County, FL  0.41% ($35,236 average AGI)
from Broward County, FL  0.18% ($40,191)
from Indian River County, FL  0.16% ($32,734)


5.50% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,225 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.50%
Florida average:

7.17%

0.09% of residents moved to foreign countries ($608 average AGI)
Brevard County:

0.09%
Florida average:

0.12%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Orange County, FL  0.44% ($34,270 average AGI)
to Broward County, FL  0.20% ($28,941)
to Hillsborough County, FL  0.20% ($28,161)

Strongest AM radio stations in Melbourne Shores-Floridana Beach:

  • WMEL (920 AM; 5 kW; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: TWIN TOWERS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WIXC (1060 AM; 50 kW; TITUSVILLE, FL; Owner: GENESIS COMMUNICATIONS I, INC.)
  • WINT (1560 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WFLF (540 AM; 50 kW; PINE HILLS, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WONQ (1030 AM; 45 kW; OVIEDO, FL; Owner: FLORIDA BROADCASTERS)
  • WQTM (740 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMMB (1240 AM; 1 kW; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHOO (1080 AM; daytime; 35 kW; KISSIMMEE, FL; Owner: GENESIS COMMUNICATIONS I, INC.)
  • WDYZ (990 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WFTL (850 AM; 50 kW; WEST PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL ENTERPRISES II, L.L.C.)
  • WJNA (640 AM; 38 kW; ROYAL PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: SOUTH FLORIDA RADIO, INC.)
  • WQYK (1010 AM; 50 kW; SEFFNER, FL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF TAMPA)
  • WTIR (1300 AM; 5 kW; COCOA BEACH, FL; Owner: RAMA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Melbourne Shores-Floridana Beach:

  • WAOA-FM (107.1 FM; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WSJZ-FM (95.9 FM; SEBASTIAN, FL; Owner: SEBASTIAN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WEJF (90.3 FM; PALM BAY, FL; Owner: FLORIDA PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WGNX (99.7 FM; VERO BEACH, FL; Owner: VERO BEACH FM RADIO PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCIF (106.3 FM; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, INC.)
  • W232AZ (94.3 FM; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: BLACK MEDIA WORKS, INC.)
  • WBVD (95.1 FM; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOSN (97.1 FM; INDIAN RIVER SHORES, FL; Owner: VERO BEACH BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • WHTQ (96.5 FM; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WJRR (101.1 FM; COCOA BEACH, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSHE (100.3 FM; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTKS-FM (104.1 FM; COCOA BEACH, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFIT (89.5 FM; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: THE FLORIDA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY)
  • WWKA (92.3 FM; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WOMX-FM (105.1 FM; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WQOL (103.7 FM; VERO BEACH, FL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLRQ-FM (99.3 FM; COCOA, FL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGYL (93.7 FM; VERO BEACH, FL; Owner: VERO BEACH BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • WCZR (101.7 FM; VERO BEACH, FL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHKR (102.7 FM; ROCKLEDGE, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Melbourne Shores-Floridana Beach:

  • W46DB (Channel 46; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WTGL-TV (Channel 52; COCOA, FL; Owner: GOOD LIFE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBCC (Channel 68; COCOA, FL; Owner: BREVARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WRDQ (Channel 27; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: WFTV-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WSCF-LP (Channel 31; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: JAMES J. CHLADEK)
  • W16AJ (Channel 16; MELBOURNE, ETC., FL; Owner: ORLANDO HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W26BN (Channel 26; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: WIRELESS BROADBAND SERVICES/AMERICA)
  • W59CX (Channel 59; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WMVJ-LP (Channel 29; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WOPX (Channel 56; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: PAXSON ORLANDO LICENSE, INC.)
  • WFTV (Channel 9; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: WFTV-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WOTF (Channel 43; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: TELEFUTURA ORLANDO, INC.)
  • WACX (Channel 55; LEESBURG, FL; Owner: ASSOCIATED CHRISTIAN TELEVISION SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WKCF (Channel 18; CLERMONT, FL; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLCB-TV (Channel 45; LEESBURG, FL; Owner: GOOD LIFE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKMG-TV (Channel 6; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: POST-NEWSWEEK STATIONS ORLANDO, INC.)
  • WRBW (Channel 65; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WTCE (Channel 21; FORT PIERCE, FL; Owner: JACKSONVILLE EDUCATORS B/CNG, INC.)
  • WWCI-CA (Channel 10; VERO BEACH, FL; Owner: V-1 PRODUCTIONS, INC.)
  • W60CE (Channel 60; SEBRING, FL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W04CN (Channel 4; COCOA, ETC., FL; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)

Melbourne Shores-Floridana Beach on our top lists:

  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Physicians and surgeons (population 5,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (population 5,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Real estate and rental and leasing (population 5,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Secretaries and administrative assistants (population 5,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Personal and laundry services (population 5,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most White Non-Hispanic residents (pop 5,000+)"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 100 cities with oldest residents (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
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