Melbourne, Florida Population 2021

83,881
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Melbourne is a city located in Brevard County Florida. With a 2020 population of 83,881, it is the 31st largest city in Florida and the 417th largest city in the United States . Melbourne is currently growing at a rate of 0.51% annually and its population has increased by 10.27% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 76,068 in 2010. Melbourne reached it's highest population of 83,881 in 2021. Spanning over 50 miles, Melbourne has a population density of 1,904 people per square mile.

The average household income in Melbourne is $65,812 with a poverty rate of 16.02%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,030 per month, and the median house value is $169,000. The median age in Melbourne is 42.6 years, 40.2 years for males, and 45.8 years for females.

Melbourne Demographics

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

  • White: 80.05%
  • Black or African American: 9.38%
  • Asian: 4.21%
  • Two or more races: 4.14%
  • Other race: 1.91%
  • Native American: 0.20%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.11%
The current population of Melbourne, Florida is 83,881 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 82,603.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 76,068.

Melbourne, Florida Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021615,4206,7391.10%
2020608,6816,7391.11%
2019601,9426,7391.12%
2018595,2037,4341.25%
2017587,76910,8951.85%
2016576,87411,1281.93%
2015565,74610,1981.80%
2014555,5485,2930.95%
2013550,2553,2890.60%
2012546,9662,6070.48%
2011544,3593940.07%
2010543,9650.00%

Melbourne Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White65,21380.05%
Black or African American7,6429.38%
Asian3,4294.21%
Two or More Races3,3754.14%
Some Other Race1,5561.91%
American Indian and Alaska Native1650.20%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander880.11%
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Melbourne Population by Race

Melbourne Population Pyramid $2021

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Melbourne Median Age

42.6


Total

40.2


Male

45.8


Female

Melbourne Adults

There are 67,265 adults, (17,305 of whom are seniors) in Melbourne.

Melbourne Age Dependency

63.1

Age Dependency Ratio

34.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Melbourne Sex Ratio

Female

41,298

50.69%

Male

40,170

49.31%

Melbourne Population by Age

Melbourne Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Melbourne Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married74.8%25.2%
All58.1%41.9%
Male51.9%48.1%
Female48.8%51.2%
Non Family47.8%52.2%

58.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Melbourne Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All32,7652.4158.1
Non Family15,1351.3347.8
Married12,1073.1474.8
Female4,0543.7448.8
Male1,4693.8651.9

3.19

Average Family Size

2.41

Average Household Size

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Melbourne Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,5312.61%
9th to 12th Grade3,5916.11%
High School Graduate17,54329.86%
Some College12,24420.84%
Associates Degree7,07712.05%
Bachelors Degree10,40517.71%
Graduate Degree6,35910.82%
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Melbourne Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Melbourne Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White43,76141,09412,438
Hispanic5,8935,0021,725
Black5,3064,214909
Asian2,4602,1321,373
2+ Races1,2271,103273
Other Race1,006784221
Native American1328728
Islander434317

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 55.81%.

Melbourne Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,944$38,937$30,882
Less Than 9th Grade$25,276$26,538$23,778
High School Graduate$27,469$30,314$24,425
Some College$31,410$35,533$29,716
Bachelors Degree$44,301$51,730$36,798
Graduate Degree$69,120$87,486$54,860

$32,944

Average Earnings

$38,937

Average Male

$30,882

Average Female

Melbourne Earnings by Educational Attainment

Melbourne Language by Age

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Melbourne Language

86.14% of Melbourne residents speak only English, while 13.86% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.00% of the population.

Melbourne Language

Melbourne Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White56,0747,38613.17%
Black7,3592,06428.05%
Hispanic9,0181,57417.45%
Asian3,31890227.19%
Multiple3,35289426.67%
Other1,55528818.52%
Native1607848.75%

16.02%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.83%

Male Poverty Rate

15.25%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Melbourne

The race most likely to be in poverty in Melbourne is Native, with 48.75% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Melbourne is White, with 13.17% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.45%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.78%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.45%.

Melbourne Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade20.79%
High School18.39%
Some College10.36%
Bachelors or Greater7.96%

Melbourne Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed34.48%
Male Unemployed25.22%
Male Employed9.02%
Female Employed8.24%

Melbourne Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Melbourne Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$48,673$65,812
Families$62,426$80,790
Married Families$77,412$94,868
Non Families$33,740$44,428
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Income by Household Type

Melbourne Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

38.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.4%

Male Marriage Rate

36.7%

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 Marital Status

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8,207

Number of Veterans

7,130

Male Veterans

1,077

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam2,839
Second Gulf War1,714
First Gulf War1,621
Korea831
World War II333

Melbourne Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 742,026
75+1,988
55 to 641,808
35 to 541,412
18 to 34973

Melbourne Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White7,23713.10%
Black71911.94%
Hispanic5317.79%
2+ Races734.27%
Asian682.41%
Other Race554.80%
Islander3576.09%
Native American2015.15%

Melbourne Veterans by Race

Melbourne Veterans by Education

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8.68%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.37%

Veteran Disability Rate

Melbourne Veterans by Education

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56.9%

Labor Force Participation

54.3%

Employment Rate

4.3%

Unemployment Rate

Melbourne Employment by Age

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Melbourne Employment by Race

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Melbourne Employment by Education

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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33.45%

Born in Melbourne

88.96%

Native Born

11.04%

Foreign Born

5.15%

Non Citizen

5.89%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

88.96% of Melbourne residents were born in the United States, with 33.45% having been born in Florida. 5.15% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Melbourne Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202183,8814260.51%
202083,4554260.51%
201983,0294260.52%
201882,6037810.95%
201781,8221,1661.45%
201680,6561,3331.68%
201579,3231,0471.34%
201478,2768831.14%
201377,3935390.70%
201276,8543170.41%
201176,5371740.23%
201076,3634,9810.68%
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%

Melbourne Population by Year