Merritt Island is a city located in Brevard County Florida. With a 2020 population of 34,474, it is the 120th largest city in Florida and the 1319th largest city in the United States. Merritt Island is currently declining at a rate of -0.06% annually and its population has decreased by -0.13% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 34,518 in 2020. Spanning over 47 miles, Merritt Island has a population density of 1,968 people per square mile.
The average household income in Merritt Island is $87,156 with a poverty rate of 6.78%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,032 per month, and the median house value is $297,600. The median age in Merritt Island is 49.4 years, 48.1 years for males, and 50.6 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Merritt Islandwas:
The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.
90.99% of Merritt Island residents speak only English, while 9.01% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.70% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Merritt Island is Native, with 28.57% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Merritt Island is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.66%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.22%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.10%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Merritt Island
93.13% of Merritt Island residents were born in the United States, with 31.14% having been born in Florida. 1.53% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.