Merritt Island, Florida Population 2021

36,532
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Merritt Island is a city located in Brevard County Florida. Merritt Island has a 2020 population of 36,532. Merritt Island is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 5.15% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 34,743 in 2010. Merritt Island reached it's highest population of 36,797 in 2018.

The average household income in Merritt Island is $87,156 with a poverty rate of 10.80%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,019 per month, and the median house value is $264,600. The median age in Merritt Island is 49.4 years, 48.1 years for males, and 50.6 years for females.

Merritt Island Demographics

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

  • White: 90.45%
  • Black or African American: 4.59%
  • Two or more races: 2.37%
  • Asian: 1.62%
  • Other race: 0.60%
  • Native American: 0.21%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.16%
The current population of Merritt Island, Florida is 36,532 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 36,797.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 34,743.

Merritt Island, Florida Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White33,04490.45%
Black or African American1,6754.59%
Two or More Races8672.37%
Asian5921.62%
Some Other Race2180.60%
American Indian and Alaska Native770.21%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander590.16%
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Merritt Island Population by Race

Merritt Island Population Pyramid $2021

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Merritt Island Median Age

49.4


Total

48.1


Male

50.6


Female

Merritt Island Adults

There are 29,739 adults, (8,573 of whom are seniors) in Merritt Island.

Merritt Island Age Dependency

72.6

Age Dependency Ratio

40.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Merritt Island Sex Ratio

Female

18,516

50.68%

Male

18,016

49.32%

Merritt Island Population by Age

Merritt Island Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Merritt Island Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.9%13.1%
All77.1%22.9%
Non Family71.5%28.5%
Male64.4%35.6%
Female53.8%46.2%

77.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Merritt Island Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All14,7272.4677.1
Married7,1813.0186.9
Non Family5,5771.2471.5
Female1,3733.8453.8
Male596464.4

3.11

Average Family Size

2.46

Average Household Size

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Merritt Island Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3521.29%
9th to 12th Grade1,1294.15%
High School Graduate6,62924.36%
Some College5,73121.06%
Associates Degree3,68213.53%
Bachelors Degree6,23722.92%
Graduate Degree3,45312.69%
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Merritt Island Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Merritt Island Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White23,44522,4588,527
Hispanic1,7941,651619
Black1,160907178
Asian512413190
2+ Races347333183
Other Race16816046
Islander595919
Native American303019

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 63.33%.

Merritt Island Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,151$50,621$30,497
Less Than 9th Grade$20,664$$17,885
High School Graduate$31,750$33,500$30,726
Some College$32,247$44,453$23,500
Bachelors Degree$55,878$81,336$38,831
Graduate Degree$71,602$102,885$55,984

$41,151

Average Earnings

$50,621

Average Male

$30,497

Average Female

Merritt Island Earnings by Educational Attainment

Merritt Island Language by Age

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Merritt Island Language

90.41% of Merritt Island residents speak only English, while 9.59% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.85% of the population.

Merritt Island Language

Merritt Island Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White30,0192,7219.06%
Hispanic3,02146615.43%
Black1,63744126.94%
Multiple86719122.03%
Other2184018.35%
Native772836.36%
Asian592244.05%

10.80%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.47%

Male Poverty Rate

13.08%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Merritt Island

The race most likely to be in poverty in Merritt Island is Native, with 36.36% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Merritt Island is Asian, with 4.05% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.34%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.08%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.29%.

Merritt Island Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.88%
High School13.24%
Some College10.17%
Bachelors or Greater4.15%

Merritt Island Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed24.26%
Female Unemployed20.39%
Female Employed7.28%
Male Employed3.08%

Merritt Island Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Merritt Island Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$64,865$87,156
Families$82,113$108,179
Married Families$93,433-
Non Families$39,848$50,453
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Income by Household Type

Merritt Island Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

51.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.3%

Male Marriage Rate

50.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Merritt Island Married by Age and Sex

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Merritt Island 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 45-54.

Merritt Island Marital Status by Race

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Merritt Island Marital Status

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4,368

Number of Veterans

3,933

Male Veterans

435

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,536
First Gulf War1,234
Second Gulf War721
Korea492
World War II200

Merritt Island Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+1,307
65 to 741,018
35 to 54970
55 to 64922
18 to 34151

Merritt Island Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4,07915.10%
Black21016.68%
Hispanic1908.85%
2+ Races509.67%
Native American2034.48%
Islander610.17%
Other Race31.49%

Merritt Island Veterans by Race

Merritt Island Veterans by Education

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7.49%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.15%

Veteran Disability Rate

Merritt Island Veterans by Education

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58.4%

Labor Force Participation

55.6%

Employment Rate

4.4%

Unemployment Rate

Merritt Island Employment by Age

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Merritt Island Employment by Race

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Merritt Island 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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33.04%

Born in Merritt Island

93.13%

Native Born

6.87%

Foreign Born

1.78%

Non Citizen

5.09%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.13% of Merritt Island residents were born in the United States, with 33.04% having been born in Florida. 1.78% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Merritt Island Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202136,5320.00%
202036,5320.00%
201936,532-265-0.72%
201836,7974171.15%
201736,3804641.29%
201635,916160.04%
201535,9008372.39%
201435,0633320.96%
201334,731-21-0.06%
201234,7522330.67%
201134,519-224-0.64%
201034,7430.00%

Merritt Island Population by Year