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Brevard County, Florida (FL)

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County population in 2014: 556,885 (95% urban, 5% rural); it was 476,230 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 113,318
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 55,523
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 147,878
Renter-occupied apartments: 60,851 (it was 50,317 in 2000)
% of renters here:

25%
State:

33%

Land area: 1018 sq. mi.

Water area: 538.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 547 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Brevard County: 89.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (34.3%), Retail trade (15.0%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (10.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 69%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 25%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%

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Brevard County races chart

Races in Brevard County, Florida:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (77.6%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (9.7%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (8.1%)
  • Asian alone (2.0%)
  • Two or more races (2.0%)
Median resident age:  45.0 years
Florida median age:  40.0 years
Males: 272,861  (49.0%)
Females: 284,024  (51.0%)

Brevard County,FL real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Brevard County:

2.0 people
Florida:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $46,472 ($40,099 in 1999)

This county:

$46472
Florida:

$46036

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $744 (lower quartile is $599, upper quartile is $934)
This county:

$744
State:

$838


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $135,900 (it was $87,600 in 2000)
Brevard:

$135,900
Florida:

$153,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $79,700 - $222,100

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $180,730
Here:

$180,730
State:

$243,181

Townhouses or other attached units: $156,507
Here:

$156,507
State:

$161,350

In 2-unit structures: $219,026
Here:

$219,026
State:

$161,056

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $183,581
Here:

$183,581
State:

$143,318

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $224,992
Here:

$224,992
State:

$215,295

Mobile homes: $57,692
Here:

$57,692
State:

$58,568

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $91,726
Here:

$91,726
State:

$50,225
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,230
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $387

Institutionalized population: 5,591

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 10
  • Rapes: 73
  • Robberies: 92
  • Assaults: 889
  • Burglaries: 1204
  • Thefts: 3245
  • Auto thefts: 319

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 3
  • Rapes: 89
  • Robberies: 112
  • Assaults: 981
  • Burglaries: 1385
  • Thefts: 2780
  • Auto thefts: 337
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Health of residents in Brevard County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.4. This is about average.
70.6% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
60.1% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is more than average.
99.7% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
65.5% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 198 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 159 pounds. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 3438 buildings, average cost: $129,900
  • 2001: 4379 buildings, average cost: $136,500
  • 2002: 4956 buildings, average cost: $145,200
  • 2003: 5607 buildings, average cost: $161,500
  • 2004: 6487 buildings, average cost: $179,200
  • 2005: 7321 buildings, average cost: $200,400
  • 2006: 3967 buildings, average cost: $214,200
  • 2007: 2039 buildings, average cost: $216,300
  • 2008: 1253 buildings, average cost: $243,300
  • 2009: 883 buildings, average cost: $248,600
  • 2010: 926 buildings, average cost: $248,500
  • 2011: 855 buildings, average cost: $272,700
  • 2012: 1117 buildings, average cost: $294,100
  • 2013: 1349 buildings, average cost: $305,600
  • 2014: 1241 buildings, average cost: $324,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,442 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,232 (1.0%)

Brevard County household income distribution in 2009 Brevard County home values distribution Brevard County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 15.0%
(12.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.9% for Black residents, 18.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 31.1% for American Indian residents, 21.8% for other race residents, 19.8% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 15.0%
Brevard County:

15.0%
Florida:

17.0%
(12.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.9% for Black residents, 18.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 29.2% for American Indian residents, 21.4% for other race residents, 18.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 47 years old
(Males: 44 years old, Females: 48 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 50 years old, Black residents: 35 years old, American Indian residents: 39 years old, Asian residents: 37 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 31 years old, Other race residents: 28 years old)

Area name: Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Brevard County is $574 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $676 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $911 a month.

Cities in this county include: Palm Bay, Melbourne, Titusville, Merritt Island, Rockledge, Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, Port St. John, Viera East, West Melbourne.

Brevard County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Zip CodeCityCertified Residential DatabaseMandatory Residential DatabaseMandatory Non-Residential Database
Buildings MeasuredAbove 4 pCi/L (%)Buildings MeasuredAbove 4 pCi/L (%)Buildings MeasuredAbove 4 pCi/L (%)
32754Mims802020
32780Titusville4308080
32783Titusville10----
32796Titusville5107070
32901Melbourne140120120
32903Indialantic3201010
32904Melbourne2501010
32905Palm Bay4407070
32907Palm Bay370120120
32908Palm Bay10----
32909Palm Bay1502020
32920Cape Canaveral111411010
32922Cocoa2103030
32926Cocoa2201010
32927Cocoa2704040
32931Cocoa Beach176----
32934Melbourne3401010
32935Melbourne6407070
32937Satellite Beach4203030
32940Melbourne430----
32949Grant20----
32951Melbourne Beach110----
32952Merritt Island4804040
32953Merritt Island6908080
32954Merritt Island--1010
32955Rockledge3907070
32976Sebastian10----

2012 air pollution in Brevard County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.030 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 17.8 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 6.0 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Below U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Calhoun County, Texas , Pinellas County , Duval County, Texas , Jackson County, Texas , La Salle County, Texas , Matagorda County, Texas , Webb County, Texas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.6%
Florida:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 23,877
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 86.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 23.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 31,001 (59% naturalized citizens)

Brevard County:

6.5%
Whole state:

16.7%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 4,856
  • 1990 to 1994: 3,225
  • 1985 to 1989: 2,899
  • 1980 to 1984: 2,665
  • 1975 to 1979: 2,860
  • 1970 to 1974: 2,634
  • 1970 to 1974: 3,142
  • 1965 to 1969: 8,720

Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 92.2%

Brevard County marital status for males Brevard County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 135,412
  • One, attached: 11,398
  • Two: 3,690
  • 3 or 4: 7,978
  • 5 to 9: 10,771
  • 10 to 19: 9,364
  • 20 or more: 18,168
  • Mobile homes: 24,092
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 1,199

Housing units in Brevard County with a mortgage: 83,409 (10,243 second mortgage, 7,042 home equity loan, 223 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 33,878

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

71.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Brevard County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant75,893265
Catholic64,83114
Mainline Protestant30,87764
Other11,11341
Black Protestant5,44925
Orthodox1,2675
None353,946-
Brevard County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

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%

Agriculture in Brevard County:

Average size of farms: 338 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $75,961
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $2255.82
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 42.48%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 16.25%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $55,489
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 8.34%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 68.55%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $42,237
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 87.21%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 13.79
Land in orchards: 8,613 acres

Earthquake activity:

Brevard County-area historical earthquake activity is near Florida state average. It is 96% 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 390.1 miles away from Brevard County center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 325.3 miles away from the county 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 292.8 miles away from the county center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 405.2 miles away from the county 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 335.8 miles away from Brevard County 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 146.9 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • FloridaTropical Storm Fay, Incident Period: August 18, 2008 to September 12, 2008, Emergency Declared (EM-3288): August 21, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3288, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • FloridaTropical Storm Fay, Incident Period: August 18, 2008 to September 12, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1785): August 24, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1785, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • FloridaBrevard Fire Complex, Incident Period: May 11, 2008, Fire Management Assistance Declared: May 12, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-FM-2765, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • FloridaHurricane Wilma, Incident Period: October 23, 2005 to November 18, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1609): October 24, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1609, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • FloridaHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3220): September 5, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3220, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • FloridaHurricane Jeanne, Incident Period: September 24, 2004 to November 17, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1561): September 26, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1561, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • FloridaHurricane Ivan, Incident Period: September 13, 2004 to November 17, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1551): September 16, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1551, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • FloridaHurricane Frances, Incident Period: September 3, 2004 to October 8, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1545): September 4, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1545, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • FloridaHurricane Charley and Tropical Storm Bonnie, Incident Period: August 11, 2004 to August 30, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1539): August 13, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1539, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm, Hurricane
  • FloridaOrlando Fire Complex, Incident Period: April 16, 2001, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • 12 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

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).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Canada (9%)
  • United Kingdom (8%)
  • Jamaica (8%)
  • Germany (7%)
  • India (4%)
  • Philippines (4%)
  • Mexico (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Brevard County (%):

  • German (14%)
  • Irish (12%)
  • English (12%)
  • United States or American (10%)
  • Italian (9%)
  • French (except Basque) (3%)
  • Polish (3%)

Brevard County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 171,034 (83%)
  • Carpooled: 21,862 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 361 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 29 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 23 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 17 (0%)
  • Taxi: 161 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 765 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 1,278 (1%)
  • Walked: 2,653 (1%)
  • Other means: 1,390 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 5,506 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Brevard County, Florida in 2000:

  • 2,543 people in nursing homes
  • 1,409 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 1,291 people in state prisons
  • 1,140 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 1,088 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 407 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 398 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 382 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 197 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 197 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 180 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 167 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 91 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 74 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 66 people in other group homes
  • 56 people in crews of maritime vessels
  • 52 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 43 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 30 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 30 people in military ships
  • 29 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 7 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 6 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 5 people in military transient quarters for temporary residents
  • 4 people in religious group quarters

People in group quarters in Brevard County, Florida in 2010:

  • 2,357 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 1,605 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 1,170 people in college/university student housing
  • 1,020 people in state prisons
  • 420 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 308 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 225 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 116 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 114 people in military ships
  • 112 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 87 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 68 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 49 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 46 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 23 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 7 people in maritime/merchant vessels
  • 6 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 2 people in in-patient hospice facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $53,864.

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%

2.17% relocated from other counties in Florida ($14,407 average AGI)
3.32% relocated from other states ($28,241 average AGI)
Brevard County:

3.32%
Florida average:

3.71%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


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)
from Miami-Dade County, FL  0.14% ($34,144)
from Seminole County, FL  0.13% ($37,136)
from Palm Beach County, FL  0.12% ($36,275)
from Volusia County, FL  0.12% ($43,237)


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%

2.42% relocated to other counties in Florida ($14,854 average AGI)
2.99% relocated to other states ($23,763 average AGI)
Brevard County:

2.99%
Florida average:

2.87%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


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)
to Miami-Dade County, FL  0.18% ($28,265)
to Indian River County, FL  0.14% ($33,327)
to Palm Beach County, FL  0.12% ($36,175)
to Seminole County, FL  0.12% ($36,160)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.1
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.6

Births per 1000 population in Brevard County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Brevard County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2013: 6.7

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Brevard County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 20.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 10.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Brevard County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Brevard County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 111,130 (96,033 aged, 15,097 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 13,742 (12%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Brevard County, Florida in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (7692)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (7406)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (5489)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (4776)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (3338)
  • Unspecified dementia (2526)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (2525)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (2471)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1573)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1486)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.96
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 11956.02
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 257.610
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 29565.82

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1052.800
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1074.070
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 6.02

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 44.63
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 71.34

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 10.54

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 46.2. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 28.9
  • Other - 17.3

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 177.5. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 87.2
  • Poisoning - 43.3
  • Suffocation - 34.3
  • Other - 12.7

Household type by relationship:

Households: 535,641
  • In family households: 434,724 (104,596 male householders, 43,796 female householders)
    110,885 spouses, 133,480 children (121,854 natural, 3,636 adopted, 7,990 stepchildren), 11,440 grandchildren, 4,203 brothers or sisters, 5,138 parents, 5,223 other relatives, 12,644 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 100,917 (38,851 male householders (29,518 living alone)), 42,449 female householders (35,809 living alone)), 19,617 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 7,735 (5,591 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 75,478 2-persons, 32,793 3-persons, 24,224 4-persons, 10,243 5-persons, 3,663 6-persons, 1,991 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 65,327 1-person, 13,526 2-persons, 1,687 3-persons, 514 4-persons, 158 5-persons, 59 6-persons, 29 7-or-more-persons.

67,634 married couples with children.
25,994 single-parent households (5,908 men, 20,086 women).

91.3% of residents of Brevard County speak English at home.
4.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (68% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
3.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (77% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.0% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (56% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (68% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 4% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $5,905,222,000 ($11370 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,094,889,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $2,054,549,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $712,493,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $4,264,000
Federal grants: $261,996,000
Federal procurement contracts: $2,400,352,000 ($1,492,370,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $471,568,000 ($217,224,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $997,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $394,708,000
Federal Government insurance: $7,841,252,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 26,081
Here:

49 per 1000 residents
State:

63 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 28,251
Here:

53 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +3,855
Here:

+7 per 1000 residents
State:

+30 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +54,150
Here:

+102 per 1000 residents
State:

+59 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Brevard County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 27.74 millions of gallons per day (49% from ground, 51% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

5.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

3.8

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 2,298
  • 2000 to 2004: 55,845
  • 1990 to 1999: 39,779
  • 1980 to 1989: 74,043
  • 1970 to 1979: 35,712
  • 1960 to 1969: 43,341
  • 1950 to 1959: 15,782
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,602
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,239
Rooms in houses/apartments in Brevard County, Florida
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 192
  • 2 rooms: 1,652
  • 3 rooms: 6,331
  • 4 rooms: 16,416
  • 5 rooms: 33,772
  • 6 rooms: 37,405
  • 7 rooms: 27,952
  • 8 rooms: 15,263
  • 9+ rooms: 8,895
  • 1 room: 1,983
  • 2 rooms: 5,405
  • 3 rooms: 8,785
  • 4 rooms: 14,091
  • 5 rooms: 10,146
  • 6 rooms: 5,849
  • 7 rooms: 2,728
  • 8 rooms: 948
  • 9+ rooms: 382
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Brevard County, Florida
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 375
  • 1 bedroom: 4,839
  • 2 bedrooms: 34,629
  • 3 bedrooms: 79,338
  • 4 bedrooms: 26,017
  • 5+ bedrooms: 2,680
  • no bedroom: 2,383
  • 1 bedroom: 12,355
  • 2 bedrooms: 20,866
  • 3 bedrooms: 12,519
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,060
  • 5+ bedrooms: 134
Cars and other vehicles available in Brevard County, Florida in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 4,646
  • 1 vehicle: 54,815
  • 2 vehicles: 66,024
  • 3 vehicles: 17,454
  • 4 vehicles: 3,777
  • 5+ vehicles: 1,162
  • no vehicle: 5,933
  • 1 vehicle: 26,257
  • 2 vehicles: 15,034
  • 3 vehicles: 2,406
  • 4 vehicles: 502
  • 5+ vehicles: 185

53% of Brevard County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 55% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 31% lived in Florida.

Brevard County:

52.6%
State average:

51.1%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 133707
  • Northeast: 122466
  • Midwest: 72296
  • South: 86395
  • West: 19428

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $76,400


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Brevard County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (80.7%)
  • Utility gas (14.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.2%)
  • No fuel used (0.6%)
  • Electricity (88.4%)
  • Utility gas (7.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.8%)
  • No fuel used (1.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 6,095
Here:

12.0%
Florida:

11.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,996
Here:

8.4%
Florida:

9.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 5,037
Here:

25.2%
Florida:

21.0%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Brevard County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $22,219,000
    Regular Highways: $12,823,000
    Water Utilities: $5,347,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,778,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,417,000
    Local Fire Protection: $92,000
    Housing and Community Development: $74,000
  • Current Operations - Local Fire Protection: $50,395,000
    Police Protection: $47,485,000
    Solid Waste Management: $46,521,000
    Financial Administration: $30,924,000
    Parks and Recreation: $29,179,000
    Water Utilities: $27,625,000
    Correctional Institutions: $25,174,000
    Regular Highways: $24,824,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $24,379,000
    Central Staff Services: $20,233,000
    Health - Other: $17,992,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $17,332,000
    Libraries: $13,543,000
    General - Other: $12,525,000
    General Public Buildings: $11,655,000
    Housing and Community Development: $10,542,000
    Transit Utilities: $8,936,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $5,583,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $4,723,000
    Air Transportation: $2,606,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,517,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $12,469,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Health - Other: $6,389,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $7,467,000
    Police Protection: $4,148,000
    Local Fire Protection: $3,805,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,355,000
    Regular Highways: $2,194,000
    Libraries: $2,126,000
    Financial Administration: $1,609,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,422,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,332,000
    Health - Other: $1,024,000
    Water Utilities: $874,000
    Central Staff Services: $383,000
    Correctional Institutions: $231,000
    Air Transportation: $186,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $173,000
    Housing and Community Development: $140,000
    General Public Building: $52,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $12,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $223,532,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $3,430,000

Brevard County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $71,702,000
    Solid Waste Management: $33,381,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,902,000
    Regular Highways: $4,639,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $318,000
    Air Transportation: $304,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $26,104,000
    All Other: $5,121,000
    Transit Utilities: $571,000
    Health and Hospitals: $543,000
    General Local Government Support: $137,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,488,000
    All Other: $812,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $21,400,000
    Special Assessments: $15,624,000
    Interest Earnings: $10,649,000
    Sale of Property: $5,771,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,650,000
    Rents: $1,631,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $24,339,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,268,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $34,131,000
    All Other: $18,225,000
    Highways: $8,507,000
    Transit Utilities: $7,212,000
    Housing and Community Development: $3,801,000
    Health and Hospitals: $37,000
  • Tax - Property: $188,876,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $19,744,000
    Other License: $9,958,000
    Motor Fuels Sales: $8,224,000
    Other Selective Sales: $7,334,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $724,000
    Pari-mutuels Sales: $241,000

Brevard County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $356,009,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $299,144,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $108,777,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $85,135,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $81,595,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $51,912,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,540,000

Brevard County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $157,630,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $162,006,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $125,932,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 8,597
  • Number of aged recipients: 929
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 7,668
  • Number of recipients under 18: 2,033
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 5,029
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 1,535
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 2,824
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 3,919
Brevard County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Brevard County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 91 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
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 ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2,949$138,8222,779$153,0425,708$166,029238$91,0344$2,201,0001,231$140,973144$65,465
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED141$139,667298$150,534745$169,74861$34,0491$195,000131$139,87037$45,378
APPLICATIONS DENIED567$126,049615$147,5023,369$180,359395$46,4153$1,397,667635$142,225154$53,396
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN302$132,351389$170,4271,715$169,97491$121,2200$0279$142,17240$80,300
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS88$135,78498$188,755460$182,17218$99,6670$069$185,3339$75,444
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 79 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED225$192,28452$220,3087$208,5711$122,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED166$226,16962$239,79042$232,6900$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED44$223,59125$232,0805$106,8000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN26$175,0777$210,8573$187,3331$65,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS16$154,8133$130,6674$113,0000$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Brevard County, FL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John3,53474.3 years
William3,15874.3 years
Robert2,59871.8 years
Mary2,57779.0 years
James2,55671.7 years
Charles1,81674.0 years
George1,62275.5 years
Joseph1,57775.3 years
Helen1,32980.8 years
Dorothy1,23478.4 years
Most common last names in Brevard County, FL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1,23875.0 years
Johnson68374.2 years
Williams64373.3 years
Brown61675.0 years
Jones55174.3 years
Miller51576.6 years
Davis42572.3 years
Wilson33675.7 years
Anderson33676.0 years
Taylor33274.3 years
Businesses in Brevard County, FL
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven40La Quinta3
ALDI5La-Z-Boy3
AT&T13Lane Bryant1
Ace Hardware12Lane Furniture4
Advance Auto Parts13LensCrafters2
Aeropostale2Little Caesars Pizza7
American Eagle Outfitters1Long John Silver's5
Ann Taylor1Lowe's5
Applebee's3Macy's2
Arby's5Marriott6
Ashley Furniture1Marshalls2
Audi1MasterBrand Cabinets17
AutoZone7Maurices1
Avenue1Mazda1
BMW1McDonald's30
Barnes & Noble2Men's Wearhouse2
Baskin-Robbins4Motel 63
Bath & Body Works2Motherhood Maternity3
Bed Bath & Beyond2New Balance3
Ben & Jerry's1New York & Co1
Best Western3Nike29
Blockbuster9Nissan3
Brunswick Bowling & Billiards1Office Depot5
Budget Car Rental4Old Navy1
Burger King16Olive Garden2
CVS19Outback3
Cache1Outback Steakhouse3
Catherines1Pac Sun3
Charlotte Russe2Panda Express3
Chevrolet2Panera Bread4
Chick-Fil-A4Papa John's Pizza9
Chico's1Payless8
Chuck E. Cheese's1Penske5
Circle K4PetSmart1
Clarion1Pier 1 Imports3
Cold Stone Creamery3Pizza Hut11
Coldwater Creek1Plato's Closet1
Comfort Inn1Popeyes2
Comfort Suites1Publix Super Markets22
Cracker Barrel3Quality2
Curves9Quiznos6
DHL11RadioShack11
Dairy Queen4Ramada1
Days Inn5Red Lobster2
Decora Cabinetry3Rooms To Go2
Dennys7Ruby Tuesday2
Discount Tire2Rue212
Domino's Pizza13SAS Shoes1
Dunkin Donuts20SONIC Drive-In4
Ethan Allen1Sam's Club2
Extended Stay Deluxe1Sears7
Famous Footwear1Shoe Carnival2
Fashion Bug2Spencer Gifts2
FedEx90Sprint Nextel9
Finish Line3Staples3
Firestone Complete Auto Care4Starbucks15
Foot Locker2Steak 'n Shake3
Ford4Suburban1
Fredericks Of Hollywood1Super 82
GNC12T-Mobile16
GameStop7T.G.I. Driday's2
Gap1T.J.Maxx2
Goodwill1Taco Bell12
H&R Block26Talbots1
Hardee's1Target5
Havertys Furniture2The Room Place1
Hilton9Tire Kingdom11
Hobby Lobby1Toyota2
Holiday Inn7Toys"R"Us5
Hollister Co.1Travelodge1
Home Depot5U-Haul34
Honda3UPS97
Hot Topic2Vans8
Hyundai2Verizon Wireless5
IHOP5Victoria's Secret2
JCPenney3Village Inn1
JoS. A. Bank1Volkswagen1
Jones New York19Waffle House5
Journeys2Walgreens26
Justice1Walmart10
KFC5Wendy's10
Kincaid2Wet Seal1
Kmart1YMCA4
Kohl's2

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  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
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  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant congregations"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant congregations (pop. 50,000+)"