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Population in 2010: 34,743. Population change since 2000: -3.7%
Males: 17,356  (50.0%)
Females: 17,387  (50.0%)

Median resident age:  47.6 years
Florida median age:  40.3 years

Zip codes: 32953.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $55,901 (it was $43,532 in 2000)
Merritt Island:

$55,901
FL:

$45,040
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $31,118

Merritt Island CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $154,534 (it was $113,000 in 2000)
Merritt Island:

$154,534
FL:

$148,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $257,852; Detached houses: $271,127; Townhouses or other attached units: $199,571; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $158,930; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $152,861; Mobile homes: $90,049; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $9,477

Median gross rent in 2012: $859.

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  • White alone - 28,513 (82.0%)
  • Hispanic - 2,490 (7.2%)
  • Black alone - 2,150 (6.2%)
  • Asian alone - 822 (2.4%)
  • Two or more races - 656 (1.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 107 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 14 (0.04%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Merritt Island: 90.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (15.1%), Irish (12.2%), English (11.1%), United States (9.9%), Italian (7.7%), French (3.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 15 feet

Land area: 17.7 square miles.

Population density: 1,968 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Merritt Island:

  • High school or higher: 92.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 31.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.8%
  • Unemployed: 9.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Merritt Island CDP:

  • Never married: 22.8%
  • Now married: 51.2%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 9.5%
  • Divorced: 14.3%

3,024 residents are foreign born (2.4% Europe, 1.6% Latin America, 1.4% Asia).

This place:  8.7%
Florida:  19.4%



According to our research of Florida and other state lists there were 54 registered sex offenders living in Merritt Island, Florida as of August 30, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Merritt Island to the number of sex offenders is 643 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,062 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,780 (1.0%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Melbourne, FL (17.1 miles , pop. 71,382).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Tampa, FL (111.8 miles , pop. 303,447).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (864.8 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Cocoa, FL (1.9 miles ), Rockledge, FL (1.9 miles ), Cocoa Beach, FL (2.2 miles ), Cocoa West, FL (2.2 miles ), Cape Canaveral, FL (2.3 miles ), Viera East, FL (2.6 miles ), Sharpes, FL (2.7 miles ), Viera West, FL (2.9 miles ).

Latitude: 28.36 N, Longitude: 80.68 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,389 (-4.0%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 4,295 (27.8%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 321

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Merritt Island tourist attractions:

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.8%
Florida:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Engineers (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Computer specialists (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (3%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Merritt Island-area historical tornado activity is near Florida state average. It is 49% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/4/1966, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 5.1 miles away from the Merritt Island 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 1.2 miles away from the place center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

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: 10, Fires: 6, Tropical Storms: 5, Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Eric Rudolph - Far-right radical, Scott Gump - PGA Tour Golf player (born: 12/17/65), Scott Turner - Busch series NASCAR driver (born: Merritt Island, FL), Travis Kittleson - Busch series NASCAR driver (born: Dec 21, 1979), De'Audra Dix - Player of and football, Derrick Ham - Football player, Keith Notary - Sailor.

Main business address for: iWorld Projects & Systems, Inc. ([9995]).


Hospitals/medical centers in Merritt Island:

  • RAI-S COURTENAY-MERRITT ISLAND (Dialysis Facility, 245 S COURTENAY PKWY BLDG A)
  • HEALTH FIRST HOME CARE (Home Health Center, 200 S COURTENAY PKWY)
  • NHC HOMECARE (Home Health Center, 2395 N COURTENAY PKWY SUITE 101)
  • TENDER TOUCH HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, 1365 N COURTENAY PKWY STE B)
  • COURTENAY SPRINGS VILLAGE (Nursing Home, 1100 S COURTENAY PARKWAY)
  • HEALTH CENTER OF MERRITT ISLAND, THE (Nursing Home, 500 CROCKETT BLVD)
  • ISLAND HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, 125 ALMA BLVD)

Political contributions by individuals in Merritt Island, FL

Airports and heliports located in Merritt Island:


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College/University in Merritt Island:

  • Academy of Cosmetology (Full-time enrollment: 58; Location: 2088 N. Courtenay Parkway; Private, for-profit; Website: FLORIDACOSMETOLOGYSCHOOLS.COM)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Merritt Island:

  • Brevard Community College (about 5 miles; Cocoa, FL; Full-time enrollment: 7,147)
  • Florida Institute of Technology (about 21 miles; Melbourne, FL; FT enrollment: 4,723)
  • University of Central Florida (about 36 miles; Orlando, FL; FT enrollment: 37,609)
  • Full Sail University (about 41 miles; Winter Park, FL; FT enrollment: 7,516)
  • Rollins College (about 44 miles; Winter Park, FL; FT enrollment: 2,715)
  • Valencia Community College (about 45 miles; Orlando, FL; FT enrollment: 17,591)
  • Universal Technical Institute-Automotive Motorcycle & Marine Mechanics (about 45 miles; Orlando, FL; FT enrollment: 4,327)

Private high schools in Merritt Island:

  • MERRITT ISLAND CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 667; Location: 140 MAGNOLIA AVE; Grades: PK - 12)
  • BREVARD PRIVATE ACADEMY (Students: 109; Location: 276 MCLEOD ST; Grades: 7 - 12)
  • CHC PRIVATE SCHOOLS (Students: 109; Location: 55 MCLEOD ST; Grades: 1 - 12)
  • PILLAR INSTITUTE (Students: 102; Location: 777 E MERRITT ISLAND CAUSEWAY STE 450; Grades: 1 - 12)
  • ATLANTIC INCLUSIVE ACADEMY (Students: 26; Location: 460 SAIL LN; Grades: 2 - 12)
  • WISE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 19; Location: 2056 N COURTENAY PKWY; Grades: KG - 12)

Private elementary/middle schools in Merritt Island:

  • DIVINE MERCY CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 235; Location: 1940 N COURTENAY PKWY; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ALPHA ACADEMY (Students: 33; Location: 3700 N COURTENAY PKWY STE 102; Grades: PK - KG)
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Notable locations in Merritt Island: First Merritt Center (A), Newfound Harbor Plaza (B), Merritt Island Public Library (C), Merritt Island Volunteer Fire Department (D), Brevard County Fire Rescue Station 42 (E), Brevard County Fire Rescue Station 43 (F), Brevard County Fire Rescue Station 41 (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Merritt Square Mall (1), Merritt Square Mall (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Merritt Island include: Palm Chapel (A), Mount Zion Church (B), Mount Tabor Church (C), Universal Healing Center and Chapel (D), Redeemer Lutheran Church (E), Merritt Island Wesleyan Church (F), Merritt Island Presbyterian Church (G), Merritt Island Church of Christ (H), Lighthouse Christian Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Honeymoon Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Park in Merritt Island: Kelly Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Island Boat Lines-water Taxi (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 725 Acorn Street) (1), Combat Zone (Amusement & Theme Parks; 785 North Courtenay Parkway) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Aladdin Motel-Apartments (430 West Merritt Island Causeway) (1), Clarion Hotel Merritt Island (260 East Merritt Island Causeway) (2), Clarion Hotel Kennedy Space Center Area (260 East Merritt Island Causeway) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 26.8. This is about average.
City:

26.8
U.S.:

32.0
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 29.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

29.5
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2005 was 17.6. This is better than average. There were 6 monitors within city limits.
City:

17.6
U.S.:

22.9
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 6.55. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

6.55
U.S.:

9.59

Drinking water stations with addresses in Merritt Island and their reported violations in the past:

BARTON LAKE MHP (Address: 3501 ENTRANCE DRIVE , Population served: 107, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (FEB-28-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-01-2005), St Public Notif received (NOV-21-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between JUN-30-2006 and DEC-31-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-10-2005)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2004 and JUL-23-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-23-2004)
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between AUG-10-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between JUN-10-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • 4 minor monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
  • One other older monitoring violation
SHELL FOOD MART (Population served: 26, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 10.9%
(9.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.7% for Black residents, 12.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 7.9% for other race residents, 11.7% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This place:  2.3 people
Florida:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  65.7%
Whole state:  65.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  6.5%
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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Merritt Island, FL

People in group quarters in Merritt Island in 2010:

  • 351 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 11 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 4 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in Merritt Island in 2000:

  • 382 people in nursing homes
  • 277 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 68 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 68 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 8 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 4 people in religious group quarters

Merritt Island compared to Florida state average:

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  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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Banks with most branches in Merritt Island (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Merritt Island Branch at 100 S Sykes Creek Parkway, branch established on 1978/02/11; 1350 North Courtenay Parkway Branch at 1350 North Courtenay Parkway, branch established on 1970/09/25. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Bank of America, National Association: Merritt Island Branch at 15 East Merritt Island Causeway, branch established on 1963/06/07. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Community Bank of the South: Community Bank Of The South at 277 North Sykes Creek Parkway, branch established on 1999/11/29. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $122.9 mil, Deposits: $99.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Cbos Bankshares, Inc.
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Merritt Island Branch at 1840 North Courtenay Parkway, branch established on 2004/06/21. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: 760 E Merritt Isl Cswy Branch at 760 East Merritt Island Causeway, branch established on 1934/07/01. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • TD Bank, National Association: Merritt Island Branch at 250 Merritt Island Causeway, branch established on 1998/12/28. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
  • Regions Bank: Merritt Island Branch at 324 Merritt Island Causeway East, branch established on 2006/10/30. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • SunTrust Bank: Merritt Island Branch at 775 East Merritt Square Island Causeway, branch established on 1988/08/01. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
  • Florida Bank of Commerce: Merritt Island Branch at 291 North Courtenay Parkway, branch established on 2007/05/14. Info updated 2010/06/04: Bank assets: $228.2 mil, Deposits: $201.3 mil, headquarters in Orlando, FL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Fbc Bancorp, Inc.
  • 2 other banks with 2 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Merritt Island, Florida:

  • Aladdin Motel, 430 W Merritt Is Cswy, Merritt Island, FL 32952
  • Clarion Hotel Kennedy Space Center Area, 260 E Merritt Island Cswy, Merritt Island, FL 32952 , Phone: (321) 452-7711, Fax: (321) 452-9462
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Merritt Island, Florida

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Merritt Island travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (83%)
  • Utility gas (15%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Merritt Island CDP (based on Brevard County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 39.17%
Here39.2%
USA50.2%

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.
State:

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

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

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

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

7.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Brevard County:

10.3%
Florida:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Brevard County:

23.3%
State:

23.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

9.0%
State:

14.0%

7.08% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($44,901 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.08%
Florida average:

8.71%

0.21% of residents moved from foreign countries ($900 average AGI)
Brevard County:

0.21%
Florida average:

0.22%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Orange County, FL  0.46% ($40,661 average AGI)
from Broward County, FL  0.36% ($43,051)
from Palm Beach County, FL  0.22% ($45,912)


6.04% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($40,980 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.04%
Florida average:

7.73%

0.11% of residents moved to foreign countries ($724 average AGI)
Brevard County:

0.11%
Florida average:

0.12%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Orange County, FL  0.50% ($36,520 average AGI)
to Indian River County, FL  0.18% ($47,103)
to Volusia County, FL  0.14% ($40,108)

Strongest AM radio stations in Merritt Island:

  • WTIR (1300 AM; 5 kW; COCOA BEACH, FL; Owner: RAMA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WIXC (1060 AM; 50 kW; TITUSVILLE, FL; Owner: GENESIS COMMUNICATIONS I, INC.)
  • WMMV (1350 AM; 1 kW; COCOA, FL)
  • WONQ (1030 AM; 45 kW; OVIEDO, FL; Owner: FLORIDA BROADCASTERS)
  • WMEL (920 AM; 5 kW; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: TWIN TOWERS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WWBC (1510 AM; daytime; 1 kW; COCOA, FL; Owner: ASTRO ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WHOO (1080 AM; daytime; 35 kW; KISSIMMEE, FL; Owner: GENESIS COMMUNICATIONS I, INC.)
  • WDYZ (990 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WFLF (540 AM; 50 kW; PINE HILLS, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQTM (740 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WINT (1560 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WTLN (950 AM; 12 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: TM2, INC.)
  • WQYK (1010 AM; 50 kW; SEFFNER, FL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF TAMPA)

Strongest FM radio stations in Merritt Island:

  • WHKR (102.7 FM; ROCKLEDGE, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WLRQ-FM (99.3 FM; COCOA, FL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAOA-FM (107.1 FM; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WHTQ (96.5 FM; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WWKA (92.3 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.)
  • WOMX-FM (105.1 FM; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WMIE-FM (91.5 FM; COCOA, FL; Owner: NATIONAL CHRISTIAN NETWORK)
  • WPOZ (88.3 FM; UNION PARK, FL; Owner: CENTRAL FLORIDA EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WCIF (106.3 FM; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, INC.)
  • W253AG (98.5 FM; COCOA, FL; Owner: CENTRAL EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMFE-FM (90.7 FM; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: COMMUNITY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMGF (107.7 FM; MOUNT DORA, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WOCL (105.9 FM; DELAND, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WPIO (89.3 FM; TITUSVILLE, FL; Owner: FLORIDA PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WEJF (90.3 FM; PALM BAY, FL; Owner: FLORIDA PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WBVD (95.1 FM; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W230AL (93.9 FM; COCOA, FL; Owner: BLACK MEDIA WORKS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Merritt Island:

  • 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.)
  • W04CN (Channel 4; COCOA, ETC., FL; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WOTF (Channel 43; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: TELEFUTURA ORLANDO, INC.)
  • WFTV (Channel 9; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: WFTV-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W46DB (Channel 46; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • WRBW (Channel 65; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WKMG-TV (Channel 6; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: POST-NEWSWEEK STATIONS ORLANDO, INC.)
  • WOFL (Channel 35; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WOPX (Channel 56; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: PAXSON ORLANDO LICENSE, INC.)
  • WZXZ-CA (Channel 11; ORLANDO, ETC., FL; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • WMFE-TV (Channel 24; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: COMMUNITY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMVJ-LP (Channel 29; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W26BN (Channel 26; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: WIRELESS BROADBAND SERVICES/AMERICA)
  • W59CX (Channel 59; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WESH (Channel 2; DAYTONA BEACH, FL; Owner: ORLANDO HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WXXU-LP (Channel 12; ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, FL; Owner: RAMA COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WSCF-LP (Channel 31; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: JAMES J. CHLADEK)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Merritt Island fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 18
Total length: 291 meters (955ft)
Total costs: $5,172,000
Total average daily traffic: 348,554
Total average daily truck traffic: 18,164

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1960-1969: 4
  • 1970-1979: 10
  • 1980-1989: 0
  • 1990-1999: 2
  • 2000-2009: 2
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Merritt Island, FL

FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 52 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Merritt Island)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Merritt Island, FL)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 432 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Merritt Island)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 12 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Merritt Island)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 169 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 10 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED141$174,025180$213,576450$197,36622$212,15474$173,0011$81,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED12$182,57419$200,68841$185,9394$12,3787$144,8571$79,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED20$152,68638$197,348220$251,06922$104,72737$186,3173$42,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN10$171,30632$225,774134$190,3909$117,10017$164,7480$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$135,0607$321,71032$240,6872$212,1950$00$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 10 tracts in Merritt Island, FL

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 7 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED7$223,0175$242,2500$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$243,6603$313,7770$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$296,5254$280,5000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$165,6670$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$231,1950$01$142,000

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 121
  • Hazardous Condition: 55
  • Service Call: 6
  • Good Intent Call: 11

Incident types - Merritt Island


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Merritt Island, FL

Most common first names in Merritt Island, FL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John31673.5 years
William28574.1 years
Robert27071.0 years
Mary26078.9 years
James23070.9 years
Charles20074.6 years
George15374.9 years
Helen13581.8 years
Margaret13479.3 years
Joseph12476.0 years
Most common last names in Merritt Island, FL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith13476.1 years
Williams7073.7 years
Jones6774.1 years
Brown6177.5 years
Johnson5974.1 years
Anderson4975.0 years
Miller4376.8 years
Wilson3674.6 years
Thomas3474.4 years
Martin3275.2 years
Businesses in Merritt Island, FL
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven4Motherhood Maternity1
AT&T2Nike4
Ace Hardware1Office Depot1
Aeropostale1Olive Garden1
Applebee's1Outback1
Arby's1Outback Steakhouse1
AutoZone1Pac Sun1
Bath & Body Works1Papa John's Pizza1
Burger King2Payless1
CVS2Pier 1 Imports1
Chick-Fil-A1Pizza Hut1
Clarion1Popeyes1
Cold Stone Creamery1Publix Super Markets2
Curves1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1Red Lobster1
Dennys1Ruby Tuesday1
Domino's Pizza1Rue211
Dunkin Donuts1Spencer Gifts1
Fashion Bug1Sprint Nextel2
FedEx6Starbucks1
Finish Line1Steak 'n Shake1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1T-Mobile1
Foot Locker1T.G.I. Driday's1
GNC1T.J.Maxx1
GameStop1Taco Bell1
H&R Block3Target1
Home Depot1Tire Kingdom1
Hot Topic1Toys"R"Us2
JCPenney1U-Haul2
Jones New York4UPS11
Journeys1Vans3
LensCrafters1Verizon Wireless3
Long John Silver's1Victoria's Secret1
Macy's1Walgreens2
MasterBrand Cabinets2Walmart1
McDonald's1Wendy's1
Browse common businesses in Merritt Island, FL


Merritt Island on our top lists:

  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Water transportation (population 5,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Water transportation (population 5,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Transportation equipment (population 5,000+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Accountants and auditors (population 5,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill (population 5,000+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Accountants and auditors"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill"
  • #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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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Michael J. Lynch (14)
  • George Rodney Nelson, Jr. (11)
  • G. Patrick Martin (10)
  • Thomas E. Gorsuch (9)
  • Victor Hernandez (8)
  • Christopher Brown (7)
  • Pedro J. Medelius (7)
  • John E. Zurasky (5)
  • Jacob D. Zurasky (5)
  • Luz M. Calle (5)

Total of 161 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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