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Population (year 2000): 36,090
Males: 17,613 (48.8%), Females: 18,477 (51.2%)

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 42.6 years
Median household income: $43,532 (year 2000)
Median house value: $118,300 (year 2000)

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Races in Merritt Island:

  • White Non-Hispanic (87.5%)
  • Black (5.3%)
  • Hispanic (3.8%)
  • Two or more races (1.7%)
  • American Indian (0.9%)
  • Other race (0.7%)

Ancestries: German (19.6%), English (16.0%), Irish (15.5%), Italian (8.7%), United States (6.6%), French (4.6%).

New! Island, Florida forum

Elevation: 15 feet

Land area: 17.7 square miles

Merritt

For population 25 years and over in Merritt Island

  • High school or higher: 88.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 28.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 24.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Merritt Island CDP

  • Never married: 19.6%
  • Now married: 56.1%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 9.0%
  • Divorced: 13.1%

6.4% Foreign born (2.4% Europe, 1.7% Latin America, 1.3% Asia, 0.7% North America).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: FL Melbourne, (17.2 miles pop. 71,382).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: FL Tampa, (125.2 miles pop. 303,447).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (890.5 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: FL (4.0 miles Rockledge, FL Cocoa, (4.1 miles Beach, FL Cocoa (5.3 miles West, FL (5.4 miles Cocoa Canaveral, FL Cape (6.0 miles FL (7.8 miles Sharpes, St. John, FL (10.9 miles Port Shores, FL (11.7 miles Palm

Latitude: 28.36 N, Longitude: 80.68 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 321


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (17.1%), Retail trade (13.3%), Manufacturing (12.6%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (12.4%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (10.8%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,983 (-5.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 5,124 (31.9%)

Average climate in Merritt Island, Florida

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Merritt Island-area historical tornado activity is near Florida state average. It is 32% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/4/1966, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 5.1 miles away from the Merritt Island 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 1.3 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: 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).

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


Hospitals/medical centers near Merritt Island:
  • CAPE CANAVERAL HOSPITAL (about 4 miles; COCOA BEACH, FL)
  • WUESTHOFF MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 5 miles; ROCKLEDGE, FL)
  • CIRCLES OF CARE INC (about 20 miles; MELBOURNE, FL)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Merritt Island:
  • PATRICK AFB (about 11 miles; COCOA BEACH, FL; ID: COF)
  • SPACE COAST REGIONAL (about 12 miles; TITUSVILLE, FL; ID: TIX)
  • CAPE CANAVERAL AFS SKID STRIP (about 12 miles; COCOA BEACH, FL; ID: XMR)
Other public-use airports nearest to Merritt Island:
  • MERRITT ISLAND (about 2 miles; MERRITT ISLAND, FL; ID: COI)
  • NASA SHUTTLE LANDING FACILITY (about 17 miles; TITUSVILLE, FL; ID: X68)
  • MELBOURNE INTL (about 19 miles; MELBOURNE, FL; ID: MLB)

Colleges/Universities in Merritt Island:
  • ADVANCED-BASIC HAIR DESIGN TRAINING CENTER (Full-time enrollment: 65; Location: 85 RICHLAND AVE; Private, for-profit)
  • MERRITT ISLAND AIR SERVICE (Location: 900 AIRPORT RD; Private, for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Merritt Island:
  • BREVARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE-COCOA CAMPUS (about 4 miles; COCOA, FL; Full-time enrollment: 7,277)
  • FLORIDA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY-MELBOURNE (about 20 miles; MELBOURNE, FL; FT enrollment: 3,055)
  • UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA (about 43 miles; ORLANDO, FL; FT enrollment: 26,717)
  • VALENCIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 47 miles; ORLANDO, FL; FT enrollment: 15,792)
  • ROLLINS COLLEGE (about 50 miles; WINTER PARK, FL; FT enrollment: 2,899)
  • SEMINOLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 50 miles; SANFORD, FL; FT enrollment: 5,261)
  • UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-ORLANDO CAMPUS (about 51 miles; MAITLAND, FL; FT enrollment: 3,992)
Public high school in Merritt Island:
  • MERRITT ISLAND SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,828; Location: 100 E MUSTANG WAY; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Merritt Island:
  • MERRITT ISLAND CHRISTIAN SCH (Students: 547; Location: 140 MAGNOLIA AVENUE; Grades: PK - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Merritt Island:
  • LEWIS CARROLL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 909; Location: ONE SKYLINE BOULEVARD; Grades: PK - 06)
  • TROPICAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 835; Location: 885 S COURTENAY PARKWAY; Grades: PK - 07)
  • AUDUBON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 729; Location: 1201 N BANANA RIVER DRIVE; Grades: PK - 06)
  • GARDENDALE MAGNET ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 631; Location: 301 GROVE BOULEVARD; Grades: PK - 06)
  • THOMAS JEFFERSON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 613; Location: 1275 S COURTENAY PARKWAY; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • EDGEWOOD JUNIOR/SENIOR HIGH (Students: 598; Location: 180 E MERRITT AVENUE; Grades: 07 - 09)
  • MILA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 430; Location: 288 W MERRITT AVENUE; Grades: PK - 06)
  • ROBERT L. STEVENSON ELEMENTARY (Students: 280; Location: 1450 MARTIN BOULEVARD; Grades: 03 - 06)
Private primary/middle schools in Merritt Island:
  • DIVINE MERCY CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 291; Location: 1940 N COURTENAY PARKWAY; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ALPHA ACADEMY (Students: 79; Location: 3645 NORTH COURTENAY PKWY; Grades: PK - 4)
  • CALVARY CHAPEL CHRISTIAN SCH (Students: 68; Location: 3500 N COURTENAY PKWY; Grades: PK - 4)
  • ISLAND MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 32; Location: 277 MCLEOD STREET; Grades: PK - KG)

Notable locations in Merritt Island: Newfound Harbor Plaza (A), First Merritt Center (B), Merritt Island Public Library (C).

Shopping Center: Merritt Square Mall (1).

Churches in Merritt Island include: Mount Olive Church (A), Mount Tabor Church (B), Mount Zion Church (C), Palm Chapel (D).

Lake: Honeymoon Lake (A).

Creek: Crane Creek (A).

Park in Merritt Island: Kelly Park (1).


Merritt Island compared to Florida state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.

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.)
  • WDYZ (990 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: ABC, 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.)
  • 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)
  • WCIF (106.3 FM; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, INC.)
  • WPOZ (88.3 FM; UNION PARK, FL; Owner: CENTRAL FLORIDA EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • W253AG (98.5 FM; COCOA, FL; Owner: CENTRAL EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMFE-FM (90.7 FM; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: COMMUNITY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WEJF (90.3 FM; PALM BAY, FL; Owner: FLORIDA PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WPIO (89.3 FM; TITUSVILLE, FL; Owner: FLORIDA PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WBVD (95.1 FM; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W227AF (93.3 FM; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: CENTRAL EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • 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)
  • W04CN (Channel 4; COCOA, ETC., FL; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • WZXZ-CA (Channel 11; ORLANDO, ETC., FL; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • WMFE-TV (Channel 24; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: COMMUNITY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSCF-LP (Channel 31; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: JAMES J. CHLADEK)

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