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Population (year 2000): 71,382. Estimated population in July 2005: 76,646 (+7.4% change)
Males: 34,643 (48.5%), Females: 36,739 (51.5%)

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Median resident age: 39.8 years
Median household income: $34,571 (year 2000)
Median house value: $85,400 (year 2000)

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Races in Melbourne:

  • White Non-Hispanic (80.7%)
  • Black (9.3%)
  • Hispanic (5.5%)
  • Two or more races (2.2%)
  • Other race (1.2%)
  • American Indian (0.9%)
  • Asian Indian (0.6%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (16.7%), Irish (14.7%), English (12.8%), Italian (8.2%), United States (7.2%), French (4.4%).

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Elevation: 21 feet

Land area: 30.2 square miles

Melbourne,

For population 25 years and over in Melbourne

  • High school or higher: 85.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.4%
  • Unemployed: 5.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Melbourne city

  • Never married: 24.3%
  • Now married: 51.2%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 9.0%
  • Divorced: 13.5%

7.8% Foreign born (2.5% Europe, 2.3% Asia, 2.1% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +10,310 (+16.9%).




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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: FL Tampa, (126.3 miles pop. 303,447).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (904.2 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Village, FL (3.0 miles Melbourne Melbourne, FL (3.4 miles West Harbour Beach, FL Indian (3.6 miles Park, FL (4.7 miles June Beach, FL Satellite (4.7 miles FL (4.7 miles Indialantic, Shores, FL (5.6 miles Palm Beach, FL Melbourne (5.8 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 411 buildings, average cost: $92,100
  • 1997: 388 buildings, average cost: $100,200
  • 1998: 488 buildings, average cost: $102,700
  • 1999: 415 buildings, average cost: $107,600
  • 2000: 396 buildings, average cost: $104,500
  • 2001: 396 buildings, average cost: $104,600
  • 2002: 346 buildings, average cost: $116,900
  • 2003: 320 buildings, average cost: $166,200
  • 2004: 371 buildings, average cost: $145,600
  • 2005: 575 buildings, average cost: $224,200

Latitude: 28.12 N, Longitude: 80.63 W

Area code: 321


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (17.1%), Retail trade (15.6%), Manufacturing (14.3%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (10.9%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +16,068 (+22.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 15,804 (49.2%)


 

Crime in Melbourne by Year

Type 1999 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 6 3 1 4 7
    per 100,000 8.4 4.2 1.4 5.6 9.8
Rapes 29 43 35 31 23
    per 100,000 40.6 60.2 49.0 43.4 32.2
Robberies 143 166 164 122 151
    per 100,000 200.3 232.6 229.7 170.9 211.5
Assaults 586 513 874 436 407
    per 100,000 820.9 718.7 1224.4 610.8 570.2
Burglaries 833 802 793 881 763
    per 100,000 1167.0 1123.5 1110.9 1234.2 1068.9
Thefts 3,177 3,480 3,218 2,490 2,240
    per 100,000 4450.7 4875.2 4508.1 3488.3 3138.0
Auto thefts 290 292 244 257 215
    per 100,000 406.3 409.1 341.8 360.0 301.2
541.2 548.2 620.3 451.1 424.6


Average climate in Melbourne, Florida

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Melbourne,

Melbourne-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Florida state average. It is 24% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/4/1966, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 21.9 miles away from the Melbourne city 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 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 17.8 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Jim Morrison - (1943-1971), vocalist of The Doors, Leonard Weaver - 2005 NFL player (Seattle Seahawks, born: Sep 23, 1982), Matt Walters - 2005 NFL player (Miami Dolphins, born: Aug 22, 1979), Tim Wakefield - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Boston Red Sox, born: Aug 2, 1966), Andre' King-Holland - College basketball player (Arkansas State Indians), Evgueni Sokolov - College basketball player (Arkansas State Indians), Sasha Kaun - College basketball player (Kansas Jayhawks).


Main business address for: AIRNET COMMUNICATIONS CORP (RADIO & TV BROADCASTING & COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT), GOLDFIELD CORP (WATER, SEWER, PIPELINE, COMM AND POWER LINE CONSTRUCTION), HARRIS CORP /DE/ (SEARCH, DETECTION, NAVIGATION, GUIDANCE, AERONAUTICAL SYS).


Hospitals/medical centers in Melbourne:
  • CIRCLES OF CARE INC (400 E SHERIDAN RD)
  • HEALTHSOUTH SEA PINES HOSPITAL (101 EAST FLORIDA AVENUE)
  • HOLMES REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (1350 S HICKORY ST)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Melbourne:
  • MELBOURNE INTL (about 2 miles; MELBOURNE, FL; ID: MLB)
  • PATRICK AFB (about 9 miles; COCOA BEACH, FL; ID: COF)
  • CAPE CANAVERAL AFS SKID STRIP (about 25 miles; COCOA BEACH, FL; ID: XMR)
Other public-use airports nearest to Melbourne:
  • VALKARIA (about 13 miles; VALKARIA, FL; ID: X59)
  • MERRITT ISLAND (about 16 miles; MERRITT ISLAND, FL; ID: COI)
  • SEBASTIAN MUNI (about 24 miles; SEBASTIAN, FL; ID: X26)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Health 1 $4,893 $58,716 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 1 $3,472 $41,664 0 $0
Sewerage 61 $200,593 $39,460 1 $3,277
Streets and Highways 50 $161,635 $38,792 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 85 $226,889 $32,031 58 $46,999
Housing and Community Development(Local) 8 $30,394 $45,591 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 63 $183,281 $34,910 0 $0
Airports 51 $184,260 $43,355 0 $0
Firefighters 123 $480,192 $46,848 0 $0
Police - Other 56 $145,849 $31,253 18 $9,923
Police Protection - Officers 158 $662,536 $50,319 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 3 $19,133 $76,532 0 $0
Other Government Administration 27 $87,493 $38,885 0 $0
Financial Administration 60 $208,262 $41,652 2 $2,511
Water Supply 83 $263,816 $38,142 1 $1,198
Fire - Other 2 $6,317 $37,902 0 $0
Totals for Government 832 $2,869,015 $41,380 80 $63,908


Colleges/Universities in Melbourne:
  • FLORIDA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY-MELBOURNE (Full-time enrollment: 3,055; Location: 150 W UNIVERSITY BLVD; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.fit.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • HERZING COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 120; Location: 1270 N WICKHAM RD STE 51; Private, for-profit)
  • FLORIDA METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY-MELBOURNE (FT enrollment: 90; Location: 2401 N HARBOR CITY BLVD; Private, for-profit; Website: www.cci.edu/fmu/fmuhome.htm; Offers Master's degree)
  • INSTITUTE OF LEGAL AND MEDICAL PROFESSIONS (FT enrollment: 57; Location: 1600 SARNO RD STE 107; Private, not-for-profit)
  • MELBOURNE BEAUTY SCHOOL (FT enrollment: 15; Location: 686 N WICKHAM RD; Private, for-profit)
  • AMERICAN RED CROSS BREVARD COUNTY CHAPTER (Location: 1150 S HICKORY ST; Private, not-for-profit)
  • KEISER COLLEGE-MELBOURNE (Location: 900 S BABCOCK ST; Private, for-profit; Website: www.keisercollege.cc.fl.us)
  • Melbourne Beauty School (Location: 626 Wickham Rd.; Private, for-profit)
  • CHEMISTRY OF BEAUTY SPECIALTIES (Location: 1270 N WICKHAM RD STE 17 & 18; Private, for-profit)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Melbourne:
  • BREVARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE-COCOA CAMPUS (about 19 miles; COCOA, FL; Full-time enrollment: 7,277)
  • INDIAN RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 52 miles; FT PIERCE, FL; FT enrollment: 6,149)
  • UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA (about 54 miles; ORLANDO, FL; FT enrollment: 26,717)
  • VALENCIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 57 miles; ORLANDO, FL; FT enrollment: 15,792)
  • ROLLINS COLLEGE (about 61 miles; WINTER PARK, FL; FT enrollment: 2,899)
  • UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-ORLANDO CAMPUS (about 62 miles; MAITLAND, FL; FT enrollment: 3,992)
  • SEMINOLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 64 miles; SANFORD, FL; FT enrollment: 5,261)
Public high schools in Melbourne:
  • PALM BAY SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,390; Location: 101 PIRATE LANE; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • EAU GALLIE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,313; Location: 1400 COMMODORE BOULEVARD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • MELBOURNE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,281; Location: 74 BULLDOG BOULEVARD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • WESTSHORE JUNIOR/SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 943; Location: 250 WILDCAT ALLEY; Grades: 07 - 12)
Private high schools in Melbourne:
  • MELBOURNE CENTRAL CATHOLIC HS (Students: 625; Location: 100 E FLORIDA AVE; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • FLORIDA AIR ACADEMY (Students: 374; Location: 1950 S ACADEMY DR; Grades: 7 - 12; Boys only)
  • COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL INC (Students: 188; Location: 1616 FERNDALE AVENUE; Grades: PK - 12)
  • WADE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 106; Location: 4300 N WICKHAM; Grades: KG - 12)
  • SEASIDE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 92; Location: 399 E EAU GALLIE BLVD; Grades: PK - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Melbourne:
  • SUNTREE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 1,131; Location: 900 JORDAN BLASS DRIVE; Grades: PK - 06)
  • LYNDON B. JOHNSON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,109; Location: 2155 CROTON ROAD; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • LONGLEAF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 1,054; Location: 4290 N WICKHAM ROAD; Grades: PK - 06)
  • DR. W.J. CREEL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 1,026; Location: 2000 GLENWOOD DRIVE; Grades: PK - 06)
  • STONE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 754; Location: 1101 E UNIVERSITY BOULEVA; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • SHERWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 740; Location: 2541 POST ROAD; Grades: PK - 06)
  • ROY ALLEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 684; Location: 2601 FOUNTAINHEAD BOULEVA; Grades: PK - 06)
  • UNIVERSITY PARK ELEMENTARY MAGNET (Students: 553; Location: 500 W UNIVERSITY BOULEVAR; Grades: PK - 06)
  • HARBOR CITY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 500; Location: 1377 SARNO ROAD; Grades: KG - 06)
  • CROTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 459; Location: 1449 CROTON ROAD; Grades: PK - 06)
Biggest private primary/middle schools in Melbourne:
  • ASCENSION CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 615; Location: 2950 N HARBOR CITY BLVD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • HOLY TRINITY EPISCOPAL SCHOOL (Students: 439; Location: 50 W STRAWBRIDGE AVENUE; Grades: PK - 9)
  • OUR LADY OF LOURDES SCHOOL (Students: 249; Location: 420 EAST FEE AVENUE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • SUNTREE UNITED METH KIND (Students: 190; Location: 7400 NORTH WICKHAM ROAD; Grades: PK - KG)
  • EAU GALLIE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 138; Location: 1660 CROTON ROAD; Grades: PK - 4)
  • WEST MELBOURNE CHRISTIAN ACAD (Students: 125; Location: 3150 MILWAUKEE AVENUE; Grades: PK - 11)
  • FIRST UNITED METHODIST PRESCHO (Students: 125; Location: 110 E NEW HAVEN AVE; Grades: PK - 2)
  • FAITH FELLOWSHIP ACADEMY (Students: 78; Location: 2820 BUSINESS CENTER BLVD; Grades: PK - 11)
  • BREVARD JEWISH COMM TEMPLE (Students: 29; Location: 5995 N WICKHAM ROAD; Grades: PK - 1)
  • MELBOURNE SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIS (Students: 28; Location: 210 W NEW HAVEN; Grades: PK - 8)

Notable locations in Melbourne: NASA Plaza (A), Lake Washington Square (B), Park Plaza (C), Aurora Plaza (D), Sarno Plaza (E), Melbourne Golf and Country Club (F), Melbourne Plaza (G), Melbourne Square (H).

Shopping Centers: Northgate Shopping Center (1), Melbourne Shopping Center (2), Bowe Gardens Shopping Center (3), Brevard Mall (4), West Eau Gallie Shopping Center (5), Eau Gallie Place Shopping Center (6).

Cemetery: Fountainhead Memorial Park (1).

Rivers and creeks: Eau Gallie River (A), Horse Creek (B), Crane Creek (C), Elbow Creek (D).


Melbourne compared to Florida state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.

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

Strongest FM radio stations in Melbourne:
  • WAOA-FM (107.1 FM; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WBVD (95.1 FM; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCIF (106.3 FM; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, INC.)
  • WEJF (90.3 FM; PALM BAY, FL; Owner: FLORIDA PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WFIT (89.5 FM; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: THE FLORIDA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY)
  • W227AF (93.3 FM; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: CENTRAL EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W232AZ (94.3 FM; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: BLACK MEDIA WORKS, INC.)
  • WLRQ-FM (99.3 FM; COCOA, FL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWIA (88.5 FM; PALM BAY, FL; Owner: VICTORY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY)
  • 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.)
  • WOMX-FM (105.1 FM; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WHKR (102.7 FM; ROCKLEDGE, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WSJZ-FM (95.9 FM; SEBASTIAN, FL; Owner: SEBASTIAN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPOZ (88.3 FM; UNION PARK, FL; Owner: CENTRAL FLORIDA EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WGNX (99.7 FM; VERO BEACH, FL; Owner: VERO BEACH FM RADIO PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCEE-LP (93.1 FM; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: BREVARD YOUTH EDUCATION BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Melbourne:
  • 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)
  • W16AJ (Channel 16; MELBOURNE, ETC., FL; Owner: ORLANDO HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WRDQ (Channel 27; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: WFTV-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WOTF (Channel 43; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: TELEFUTURA ORLANDO, INC.)
  • WFTV (Channel 9; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: WFTV-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WOPX (Channel 56; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: PAXSON ORLANDO LICENSE, INC.)
  • W04CN (Channel 4; COCOA, ETC., FL; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WACX (Channel 55; LEESBURG, FL; Owner: ASSOCIATED CHRISTIAN TELEVISION SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WKCF (Channel 18; CLERMONT, FL; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLCB-TV (Channel 45; LEESBURG, FL; Owner: GOOD LIFE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKMG-TV (Channel 6; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: POST-NEWSWEEK STATIONS ORLANDO, INC.)
  • WRBW (Channel 65; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WOFL (Channel 35; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WMFE-TV (Channel 24; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: COMMUNITY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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