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Population (year 2000): 20,170. Estimated population in July 2005: 24,245 (+20.2% change)
Males: 9,586 (47.5%), Females: 10,584 (52.5%)

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 40.5 years
Median household income: $45,218 (year 2000)
Median house value: $90,400 (year 2000)

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Races in Rockledge:

  • White Non-Hispanic (78.8%)
  • Black (14.6%)
  • Hispanic (3.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.6%)
  • Other race (0.7%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (16.6%), English (14.3%), Irish (13.7%), United States (7.9%), Italian (6.9%), French (3.4%).

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Elevation: 43 feet

Land area: 10.7 square miles

Rockledge,

For population 25 years and over in Rockledge

  • High school or higher: 87.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.4%
  • Unemployed: 3.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 24.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rockledge city

  • Never married: 19.6%
  • Now married: 60.3%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 11.5%

4.6% Foreign born (1.6% Latin America, 1.6% Europe, 0.7% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +3,869 (+23.7%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: FL Melbourne, (16.1 miles pop. 71,382).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: FL Tampa, (121.5 miles pop. 303,447).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (894.0 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: FL Cocoa, (3.2 miles West, FL (3.3 miles Cocoa Island, FL Merritt (4.0 miles Beach, FL Cocoa (8.2 miles FL (8.3 miles Sharpes, Canaveral, FL Cape (9.9 miles Shores, FL (10.6 miles Palm St. John, FL (11.2 miles Port


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 87 buildings, average cost: $113,400
  • 1997: 155 buildings, average cost: $104,500
  • 1998: 214 buildings, average cost: $104,300
  • 1999: 260 buildings, average cost: $125,700
  • 2000: 250 buildings, average cost: $124,000
  • 2001: 301 buildings, average cost: $141,800
  • 2002: 300 buildings, average cost: $142,400
  • 2003: 303 buildings, average cost: $170,000
  • 2004: 404 buildings, average cost: $218,900
  • 2005: 152 buildings, average cost: $230,600

Latitude: 28.32 N, Longitude: 80.73 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 321


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (20.8%), Manufacturing (12.9%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (11.7%), Retail trade (11.6%), Public administration (10.1%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +569 (+2.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,573 (27.6%)


 

Crime in Rockledge by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
Murders 2 2 0 0 0
    per 100,000 9.9 9.9 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 7 2 1 6 2
    per 100,000 34.7 9.9 5.0 29.7 9.9
Robberies 5 3 9 17 10
    per 100,000 24.8 14.9 44.6 84.3 49.6
Assaults 34 35 29 42 32
    per 100,000 168.6 173.5 143.8 208.2 158.7
Burglaries 118 166 171 152 155
    per 100,000 585.0 823.0 847.8 753.6 768.5
Thefts 457 441 577 549 559
    per 100,000 2265.7 2186.4 2860.7 2721.9 2771.4
Auto thefts 44 36 62 41 34
    per 100,000 218.1 178.5 307.4 203.3 168.6
214.0 212.4 242.5 256.7 228.7


Average climate in Rockledge, Florida

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Rockledge,

Rockledge-area historical tornado activity is near Florida state average. It is 37% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/4/1966, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 8.4 miles away from the Rockledge 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 5.3 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Mel Mitchell - 2005 NFL player (New Orleans Saints, born: Feb 10, 1979).


Hospital/medical center in Rockledge:
  • WUESTHOFF MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (110 LONGWOOD AVE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Rockledge:
  • CAPE CANAVERAL HOSPITAL (about 4 miles; COCOA BEACH, FL)
  • CIRCLES OF CARE INC (about 19 miles; MELBOURNE, FL)
  • HEALTHSOUTH SEA PINES HOSPITAL (about 19 miles; MELBOURNE, FL)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Rockledge:
  • PATRICK AFB (about 12 miles; COCOA BEACH, FL; ID: COF)
  • SPACE COAST REGIONAL (about 13 miles; TITUSVILLE, FL; ID: TIX)
  • CAPE CANAVERAL AFS SKID STRIP (about 16 miles; COCOA BEACH, FL; ID: XMR)
Other public-use airports nearest to Rockledge:
  • MERRITT ISLAND (about 4 miles; MERRITT ISLAND, FL; ID: COI)
  • MELBOURNE INTL (about 17 miles; MELBOURNE, FL; ID: MLB)
  • NASA SHUTTLE LANDING FACILITY (about 20 miles; TITUSVILLE, FL; ID: X68)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Sewerage 22 $51,833 $28,272 0 $0
Firefighters 39 $117,882 $36,271 0 $0
Fire - Other 1 $2,064 $24,768 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 49 $151,649 $37,138 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 1 $5,204 $62,448 0 $0
Other Government Administration 21 $42,851 $24,486 0 $0
Financial Administration 3 $11,126 $44,504 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 19 $35,529 $22,439 0 $0
Streets and Highways 53 $105,738 $23,940 0 $0
Police - Other 14 $27,588 $23,646 4 $1,107
Totals for Government 222 $551,464 $29,808 4 $1,107


College/University in Rockledge:
  • MARGOS SECRETARIAL SCHOOL (Location: 819 S CAROLINA AVE; Private, for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rockledge:
  • BREVARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE-COCOA CAMPUS (about 3 miles; COCOA, FL; Full-time enrollment: 7,277)
  • FLORIDA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY-MELBOURNE (about 19 miles; MELBOURNE, FL; FT enrollment: 3,055)
  • UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA (about 41 miles; ORLANDO, FL; FT enrollment: 26,717)
  • VALENCIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 45 miles; ORLANDO, FL; FT enrollment: 15,792)
  • ROLLINS COLLEGE (about 48 miles; WINTER PARK, FL; FT enrollment: 2,899)
  • UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-ORLANDO CAMPUS (about 49 miles; MAITLAND, FL; FT enrollment: 3,992)
  • SEMINOLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 49 miles; SANFORD, FL; FT enrollment: 5,261)
Public high school in Rockledge:
  • ROCKLEDGE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,636; Location: 220 RAIDER ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Rockledge:
  • RALPH M WILLIAMS JUNIOR ELEMENTARY (Students: 735; Location: 1700 CLUBHOUSE DRIVE; Grades: PK - 06)
  • HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN ELEMENTARY (Students: 726; Location: 3011 S FISKE BOULEVARD; Grades: PK - 06)
  • JOHN F. KENNEDY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 721; Location: 2100 FISKE BOULEVARD S; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • GOLFVIEW ELEMENTARY MAGNET SCH (Students: 531; Location: 1530 FISKE BOULEVARD S; Grades: PK - 06)
  • HORACE MANN ACADEMY (Students: 113; Location: 550 SOLUTIONS WAY; Grades: KG - 12)
  • COGSWELL OFFSITE ALT ABEYANCE (Students: 68; Location: 1535 N COGSWELL STREET; Grades: 06 - 12)
Private primary/middle schools in Rockledge:
  • ST MARY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 579; Location: 1152 S SEMINOLE DRIVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ROCKLEDGE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 240; Location: 2175 S FISKE BLVD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • TRINITY LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 154; Location: 1330 S FISKE BOULEVARD; Grades: PK - 5)
  • ROCKLEDGE MONTESSORI (Students: 40; Location: 3000 FISKE BLVD; Grades: PK - KG)

Notable locations in Rockledge: Rockledge Country Club (A), Williams Railroad Station (B).

Shopping Centers: Peddlers Village Mall (1), Village Green Shopping Center (2).

Reservoir: Black Dog Lake (A).


Rockledge 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.
  • Renting percentage below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Rockledge:
  • WTIR (1300 AM; 5 kW; COCOA BEACH, FL; Owner: RAMA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMMV (1350 AM; 1 kW; COCOA, FL)
  • WIXC (1060 AM; 50 kW; TITUSVILLE, FL; Owner: GENESIS COMMUNICATIONS I, INC.)
  • WWBC (1510 AM; daytime; 1 kW; COCOA, FL; Owner: ASTRO ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WMEL (920 AM; 5 kW; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: TWIN TOWERS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WONQ (1030 AM; 45 kW; OVIEDO, FL; Owner: FLORIDA BROADCASTERS)
  • WHOO (1080 AM; daytime; 35 kW; KISSIMMEE, FL; Owner: GENESIS COMMUNICATIONS I, INC.)
  • WINT (1560 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • 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.)
  • 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 Rockledge:
  • WHKR (102.7 FM; ROCKLEDGE, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WLRQ-FM (99.3 FM; COCOA, FL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMIE-FM (91.5 FM; COCOA, FL; Owner: NATIONAL CHRISTIAN NETWORK)
  • WAOA-FM (107.1 FM; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • W253AG (98.5 FM; COCOA, FL; Owner: CENTRAL EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WCIF (106.3 FM; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, INC.)
  • WPOZ (88.3 FM; UNION PARK, FL; Owner: CENTRAL FLORIDA EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • W230AL (93.9 FM; COCOA, FL; Owner: BLACK MEDIA WORKS, INC.)
  • WEJF (90.3 FM; PALM BAY, FL; Owner: FLORIDA PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WMFE-FM (90.7 FM; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: COMMUNITY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPIO (89.3 FM; TITUSVILLE, FL; Owner: FLORIDA PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • W227AF (93.3 FM; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: CENTRAL EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBVD (95.1 FM; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Rockledge:
  • 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)
  • WOTF (Channel 43; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: TELEFUTURA ORLANDO, INC.)
  • WRDQ (Channel 27; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: WFTV-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W46DB (Channel 46; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • WRBW (Channel 65; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WKMG-TV (Channel 6; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: POST-NEWSWEEK STATIONS ORLANDO, 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.)
  • WOPX (Channel 56; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: PAXSON ORLANDO LICENSE, INC.)
  • WOFL (Channel 35; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, 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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