West Brevard, Florida

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Population in July 2007: 3,527.
Males: 1,760  (49.9%)
Females: 1,767  (50.1%)
Median resident age:

39.7 years
Florida median age:

38.7 years

Zip code: 32904

Estimated median household income in 2017: $87,351 (it was $66,667 in 2000)
West Brevard:

$87,351
FL:

$52,594

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $38,777 (it was $27,319 in 2000)

West Brevard CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $351,318 (it was $157,500 in 2000)
West Brevard:

$351,318
FL:

$214,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $231,718; detached houses: $247,357; townhouses or other attached units: $203,530; in 2-unit structures: $176,103; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $152,793; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $260,936; mobile homes: $60,274; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $56,206
March 2019 cost of living index in West Brevard: 93.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in West Brevard, FL (2000)
    • 2,76787.8%White alone
    • 1906.0%Hispanic
    • 983.1%Black alone
    • 491.6%Asian alone
    • 280.9%Two or more races
    • 100.3%American Indian alone
    • 110.3%Other race alone

Races in West Brevard detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 292.2 square miles.

Population density: 12 people per square mile   (very low).

West Brevard, Florida map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
West Brevard CCD:

1.2% ($1,921)
Florida:

1.4% ($1,262)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Melbourne, FL (6.5 miles , pop. 71,382).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Tampa, FL (106.7 miles , pop. 303,447).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (884.8 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

June Park, FL (1.5 miles ),
West Melbourne, FL (1.9 miles ),
Melbourne Village, FL (1.9 miles ),
Melbourne, FL (2.6 miles ),
Palm Bay, FL (2.6 miles ),
Indialantic, FL (3.1 miles ),
Malabar, FL (3.1 miles ),
Melbourne Beach, FL (3.1 miles )

Latitude: 28.06 N, Longitude: 80.72 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 321

Distribution of median household income in West Brevard, FL in 2017
West Brevard satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.3%
Florida:

3.3%
Most common industries in West Brevard, FL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (8.6%)
  • Health care (8.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (8.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.1%)
  • Construction (7.9%)
  • Public administration (6.0%)
  • Computer & electronic products (5.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (11.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (9.6%)
  • Transportation equipment (9.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.0%)
  • Public administration (7.5%)
  • Computer & electronic products (7.5%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (4.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (14.8%)
  • Educational services (14.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.7%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (5.1%)
  • Public administration (4.0%)
  • Computer & electronic products (3.4%)
Most common occupations in West Brevard, FL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (9.0%)
  • Computer specialists (5.6%)
  • Engineers (5.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.1%)
  • Accountants and auditors (2.9%)
  • Registered nurses (2.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (10.2%)
  • Engineers (7.6%)
  • Computer specialists (7.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Top executives (4.6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.4%)
  • Registered nurses (6.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.1%)
  • Accountants and auditors (4.0%)

Average climate in West Brevard, Florida

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 50.0. This is significantly better than average.

City:

50.0
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 19.9. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.9
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 12.8. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.8
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.25. This is about average. There were 0 monitors within city limits.

City:

7.25
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

West Brevard-area historical tornado activity is near Florida state average. It is 1% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/4/1966, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 25.7 miles away from the West Brevard 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 21.6 miles away from the place center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

West Brevard-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 384.6 miles away from West Brevard center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 336.4 miles away from West Brevard 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 304.0 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 415.4 miles away from the city 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 346.9 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 158.0 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 (24) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 13, 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 West Brevard:

  • INDIAN RIVER CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; WEST MELBOURNE, FL)
  • WEST MELBOURNE HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; WEST MELBOURNE, FL)
  • SHANDS HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; MELBOURNE, FL)
  • VITAS HEALTHCARE CORPORATION OF CENTRAL FLORIDA (Hospital, about 5 miles away; MELBOURNE, FL)
  • WUESTHOFF MEDICAL CENTER - MELBOURNE Acute Care Hospitals (about 5 miles away; MELBOURNE, FL)
  • CONSULATE HEALTH CARE OF MELBOURNE (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; MELBOURNE, FL)
  • GENTIVA HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; MELBOURNE, FL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to West Brevard:

  • Florida Institute of Technology (about 6 miles; Melbourne, FL; Full-time enrollment: 4,452)
  • Florida Institute of Technology-Online (about 7 miles; Melbourne, FL; FT enrollment: 3,046)
  • Eastern Florida State College (about 23 miles; Cocoa, FL; FT enrollment: 12,053)
  • Florida Technical College (about 46 miles; Orlando, FL; FT enrollment: 4,907)
  • University of Central Florida (about 48 miles; Orlando, FL; FT enrollment: 51,457)
  • Universal Technical Institute-Auto Motorcycle & Marine Mechanics Institute Division-Orlando (about 49 miles; Orlando, FL; FT enrollment: 4,338)
  • Indian River State College (about 50 miles; Fort Pierce, FL; FT enrollment: 12,211)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in West Brevard: Leonard Ranch (A), Sweetwater Camp (B), Tenmile Ranch (C), Brevard County Utilities Department South Central Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and swamps: Lake Hellen Blazes (A), Puzzle Lake (B), Lake Washington (C), Sawgrass Lake (D), Little Sawgrass Lake (E), Saint Johns Marsh (F), Jane Green Swamp (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Tenmile Creek (A), Sixmile Creek (B), Jane Green Creek (C), Wolf Creek (D). Display/hide their 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
Average household size:
This place:

2.7 people
Florida:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

80.4%
Whole state:

65.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

3.8%
Whole state:

7.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

1.6%
Whole state:

12.5%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

0.8%
Whole state:

5.7%
30 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles in 2010
30 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents in 2000

For population 15 years and over in West Brevard:

Marital status in West Brevard, FL
  • Never married: 17.1%
  • Now married: 76.5%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 2.9%
  • Divorced: 3.4%

For population 25 years and over in West Brevard:

  • High school or higher: 88.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 35.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.2%
  • Unemployed: 1.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.4
Florida average:

12.6

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for West Brevard, FL (based on Brevard County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant75,893265
Catholic64,83114
Mainline Protestant30,87764
Other11,11341
Black Protestant5,44925
Orthodox1,2675
None353,946-
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. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 81
Here:

1.51 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

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
Here:

1.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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
Brevard County:

7.61 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

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

14.0%

7.01% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($63,149 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.01%
Florida average:

7.69%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($627 average AGI)
Brevard County:

0.09%
Florida average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Orange County, FL  0.49% ($51,481 average AGI)
from Broward County, FL  0.21% ($64,467)
from Seminole County, FL  0.15% ($56,588)


4.95% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($47,527 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.95%
Florida average:

6.59%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($866 average AGI)
Brevard County:

0.07%
Florida average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Orange County, FL  0.45% ($43,603 average AGI)
to Indian River County, FL  0.16% ($42,657)
to Seminole County, FL  0.12% ($47,176)

Strongest AM radio stations in West Brevard:

  • WMEL (920 AM; 5 kW; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: TWIN TOWERS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WINT (1560 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WIXC (1060 AM; 50 kW; TITUSVILLE, FL; Owner: GENESIS COMMUNICATIONS I, INC.)
  • WHOO (1080 AM; daytime; 35 kW; KISSIMMEE, FL; Owner: GENESIS COMMUNICATIONS I, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WDYZ (990 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WMMB (1240 AM; 1 kW; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTIR (1300 AM; 5 kW; COCOA BEACH, FL; Owner: RAMA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WQYK (1010 AM; 50 kW; SEFFNER, FL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF TAMPA)
  • 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.)

Strongest FM radio stations in West Brevard:

  • WEJF (90.3 FM; PALM BAY, FL; Owner: FLORIDA PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WAOA-FM (107.1 FM; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WCIF (106.3 FM; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, INC.)
  • WWIA (88.5 FM; PALM BAY, FL; Owner: VICTORY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY)
  • W227AF (93.3 FM; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: CENTRAL EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFIT (89.5 FM; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: THE FLORIDA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY)
  • WLRQ-FM (99.3 FM; COCOA, FL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBVD (95.1 FM; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • 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.)
  • WWKA (92.3 FM; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WSJZ-FM (95.9 FM; SEBASTIAN, FL; Owner: SEBASTIAN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WOMX-FM (105.1 FM; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • W232AZ (94.3 FM; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: BLACK MEDIA WORKS, INC.)
  • WPOZ (88.3 FM; UNION PARK, FL; Owner: CENTRAL FLORIDA EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WHKR (102.7 FM; ROCKLEDGE, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WPCV (97.5 FM; WINTER HAVEN, FL; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGNX (99.7 FM; VERO BEACH, FL; Owner: VERO BEACH FM RADIO PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around West Brevard:

  • W46DB (Channel 46; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • 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)
  • WSCF-LP (Channel 31; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: JAMES J. CHLADEK)
  • 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.)
  • WOPX (Channel 56; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: PAXSON ORLANDO LICENSE, INC.)
  • W16AJ (Channel 16; MELBOURNE, ETC., FL; Owner: ORLANDO HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WOTF (Channel 43; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: TELEFUTURA ORLANDO, INC.)
  • WFTV (Channel 9; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: WFTV-TV HOLDINGS, 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.)
  • WZXZ-CA (Channel 11; ORLANDO, ETC., FL; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • WKMG-TV (Channel 6; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: POST-NEWSWEEK STATIONS ORLANDO, INC.)
  • WRBW (Channel 65; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WOFL (Channel 35; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • W04CN (Channel 4; COCOA, ETC., FL; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WMFE-TV (Channel 24; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: COMMUNITY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)


West Brevard compared to Florida state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

West Brevard on our top lists:

  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in training schools for juvenile delinquents (population 1,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #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"
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