Melbourne is a city located in Brevard County Florida. With a 2020 population of 86,400, it is the 36th largest city in Florida and the 434th largest city in the United States. Melbourne is currently growing at a rate of 1.01% annually and its population has increased by 2.03% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 84,678 in 2020. Spanning over 50 miles, Melbourne has a population density of 1,961 people per square mile.
The average household income in Melbourne is $65,812 with a poverty rate of 15.40%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,087 per month, and the median house value is $186,000. The median age in Melbourne is 42.6 years, 40.2 years for males, and 45.8 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Melbournewas:
2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.
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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 49.59%.
86.48% of Melbourne residents speak only English, while 13.52% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.54% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Melbourne is Native, with 45.99% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Melbourne is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.76%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.79%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.18%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Melbourne
89.27% of Melbourne residents were born in the United States, with 32.42% having been born in Florida. 4.68% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.