Melbourne, Florida Population 2020

85,166
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Melbourne is a city located in Florida. With a 2020 population of 85,166, it is the 31st largest city in Florida and the 409th largest city in the United States. Melbourne is currently growing at a rate of 1.39% annually and its population has increased by 11.96% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 76,068 in 2010. Spanning over 50 miles, Melbourne has a population density of 1,933 people per square mile.

The average household income in Melbourne is $62,193 with a poverty rate of 16.88%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $966 per month, and the median house value is $155,300. The median age in Melbourne is 43.5 years, 39.4 years for males, and 47.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 95.1 males.

Melbourne Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Melbourne was:

  • White: 78.89%
  • Black or African American: 11.03%
  • Two or more races: 3.89%
  • Asian: 3.67%
  • Other race: 2.11%
  • Native American: 0.33%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.09%
The current population of Melbourne, Florida is 85,166, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 82,826.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 76,068.

Melbourne, Florida Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020614,0178,5841.40%
2019605,4338,5841.42%
2018596,8498,5841.44%
2017588,26510,9271.86%
2016577,33811,3461.97%
2015565,99210,3941.84%
2014555,5985,3080.96%
2013550,2903,3120.60%
2012546,9782,6590.49%
2011544,3193470.06%
2010543,9720.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White63,63678.89%
Black or African American8,89811.03%
Two or More Races3,1383.89%
Asian2,9573.67%
Some Other Race1,7022.11%
American Indian and Alaska Native2640.33%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander690.09%
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Melbourne Population Pyramid 2020

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Melbourne Median Age

43.5


Total

39.4


Male

47.5


Female

Melbourne Adults

There are 66,536 adults, (17,086 of whom are seniors) in Melbourne.

Melbourne Age Dependency

63.1

Age Dependency Ratio

34.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Melbourne Sex Ratio

Female

41,349

51.26%

Male

39,315

48.74%

Melbourne Households and Families

Melbourne Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Melbourne Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married74.5%25.5%
All57.9%42.1%
Male54.3%45.7%
Female48%52%
Non Family47.6%52.4%

57.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All33,0302.3757.9
Non Family15,1361.347.6
Married12,1793.174.5
Female4,3293.6748
Male1,3863.5254.3

3.13

Average Family Size

2.37

Average Household Size

6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Melbourne Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,5342.62%
9th to 12th Grade3,5766.10%
High School Graduate17,75130.27%
Some College12,85621.93%
Associates Degree6,83511.66%
Bachelors Degree9,74616.62%
Graduate Degree6,33610.81%
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Melbourne Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White43,30340,80512,056
Black6,1104,8491,044
Hispanic6,0125,0491,516
Asian2,0021,7261,150
Multiple Races1,2601,142283
Other Race1,125951257
Native American22818447
Islander333311

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 57.44%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,195$36,454$29,911
Less Than High School$24,712$27,538$21,026
High School Grad$26,950$29,691$22,670
Some College$30,484$32,093$28,569
Bachelors Degree$44,418$58,005$38,828
Graduate Degree$64,229$82,816$54,171

$32,195

Average Earnings

$36,454

Average Male

$29,911

Average Female

Melbourne Language

Melbourne Language by Age

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Melbourne Language

86.90% of Melbourne residents speak only English, while 13.10% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.93% of the population.

Melbourne Poverty

Melbourne Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White55,0527,27113.21%
Black8,5782,66231.03%
Hispanic9,0601,56117.23%
Multiple3,10393130.00%
Asian2,79691132.58%
Other1,70132519.11%
Native2599034.75%

16.88%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.00%

Male Poverty Rate

15.83%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Melbourne

The race most likely to be in poverty in Melbourne is Native, with 34.75% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Melbourne is White, with 13.21% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.66%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.20%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.46%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School25.87%
High School18.95%
Some College10.61%
Bachelors or Greater7.81%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed39.52%
Male Unemployed31.59%
Male Employed10.12%
Female Employed9.26%

Melbourne Income

Melbourne Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$45,938$62,193
Families$59,751$75,627
Married Families$73,098$89,644
Non Families$31,594$42,861
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Melbourne Marital Status

Melbourne Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

38.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.3%

Male Marriage Rate

36.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Melbourne Married by Age and Sex

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Melbourne Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Melbourne Marital Status by Race

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Melbourne Veterans

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7,756

Number of Veterans

6,934

Male Veterans

822

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam2,825
First Gulf War1,431
Second Gulf War1,137
Korea915
World War II414
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 742,098
75+1,960
55 to 641,765
35 to 541,351
18 to 34582
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Name Veterans % of Total
White6,76812.56%
Black80611.64%
Hispanic4496.46%
2 or More774.82%
Other524.17%
Indian3113.60%
Hawaiian2257.89%

Melbourne Veterans by Education

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10.01%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.81%

Veteran Disability Rate

Melbourne Employment Status

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56.3%

Labor Force Participation

53.3%

Employment Rate

5%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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33.53%

Born in Florida

89.36%

Native Born

10.64%

Foreign Born

5.02%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

89.36% of Melbourne residents were born in the United States, with 33.53% having been born in Florida. 5.02% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202085,1661,1701.39%
201983,9961,1701.41%
201882,8269101.11%
201781,9161,1701.45%
201680,7461,3601.71%
201579,3861,0741.37%
201478,3128861.14%
201377,4265420.70%
201276,8843240.42%
201176,5601650.22%
201076,3955,0130.68%
200071,38211,7361.81%
199059,64613,1102.51%
198046,5366,3001.47%
197040,23628,25412.88%
196011,9827,75910.99%
19504,2231,6014.88%
19402,622-55-0.21%
19302,6770.00%