Merritt Island, Florida Population 2022

34,474
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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.

Merritt Island Demographics

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

  • White: 90.51%
  • Two or more races: 3.41%
  • Black or African American: 2.79%
  • Asian: 2.00%
  • Other race: 0.79%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.30%
  • Native American: 0.21%
The current population of Merritt Island, Florida is 34,474 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 34,518.

Merritt Island, Florida Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White30,75090.51%
Black or African American9482.79%
American Indian and Alaska Native700.21%
Asian6792.00%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1030.30%
Some Other Race2680.79%
Two or More Races1,1573.41%
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Merritt Island Population by Race

Merritt Island Population Pyramid 2022

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Merritt Island Median Age

49.8


Total

49


Male

50.6


Female

Merritt Island Adults

There are 28,064 adults, (8,104 of whom are seniors) in Merritt Island.

Merritt Island Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

40.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Merritt Island Sex Ratio

Female

17,109

50.36%

Male

16,866

49.64%

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
Married89%11%
All80.4%19.6%
Non Family74.6%25.4%
Female57.2%42.8%
Male53.2%46.8%

80.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Merritt Island Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All13,7902.4480.4
Married7,2793.0889
Male4123.0553.2
Female9093.8957.2
Non Family5,1901.2674.6

3.1

Average Family Size

2.44

Average Household Size

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Merritt Island Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4201.62%
9th to 12th Grade8363.23%
High School Graduate5,61821.72%
Some College5,34420.66%
Associates Degree3,39913.14%
Bachelors Degree6,56725.39%
Graduate Degree3,68214.23%
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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
Native American272727
2+ Races613596417
Asian587516261
Islander10310344
White22,51521,5688,887
Hispanic1,5051,343561
Other Race16516559
Black650575115

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%.

Merritt Island Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$42,773$53,845$32,775
Less Than 9th Grade$40,800$$18,865
High School Graduate$30,971$35,941$25,930
Some College$34,787$47,605$28,125
Bachelors Degree$59,066$84,342$41,212
Graduate Degree$80,375$105,379$63,065

$42,773

Average Earnings

$53,845

Average Male

$32,775

Average Female

Merritt Island Earnings by Educational Attainment

Merritt Island Language by Age

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Merritt Island Language

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.

Merritt Island Language

Merritt Island Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native702028.57%
Multiple1,15719817.11%
Black93110311.06%
Hispanic2,3902169.04%
White28,4941,7015.97%
Asian679243.53%
Other43NaN%

6.78%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.60%

Male Poverty Rate

7.95%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Merritt Island

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%.

Merritt Island Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade19.77%
High School8.07%
Some College8.22%
Bachelors or Greater3.08%

Merritt Island Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed1.46%
Male Unemployed24.58%
Female Employed4.38%
Female Unemployed22.09%

Merritt Island Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Merritt Island Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$72,961$99,784
Families$98,438$126,514
Married Families$108,395-
Non Families$43,887$53,937
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Income by Household Type

Merritt Island Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

54.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.3%

Male Marriage Rate

54.2%

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 55-64, 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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3,764

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War662
First Gulf War1,100
Vietnam1,402
Korea403
World War II152

Merritt Island Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34120
35 to 54854
55 to 64740
65 to 74825
75+1,225

Merritt Island Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3,57613.98%
Black10715.57%
Native American1327.66%
Islander43.88%
Other Race41.99%
2+ Races607.71%
Hispanic1397.92%

Merritt Island Veterans by Race

Merritt Island Veterans by Education

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5.06%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.99%

Veteran Disability Rate

Merritt Island Veterans by Education

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59%

Labor Force Participation

55.9%

Employment Rate

5%

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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31.14%

Born in Merritt Island

93.13%

Native Born

6.87%

Foreign Born

1.53%

Non Citizen

5.34%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

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.

Merritt Island Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201034,7430.00%
201134,721-22-0.06%
201234,699-22-0.06%
201334,677-22-0.06%
201434,655-22-0.06%
201534,633-22-0.06%
201634,611-22-0.06%
201734,589-22-0.06%
201834,567-22-0.06%
201934,545-22-0.06%
202034,518-27-0.08%
202134,496-22-0.06%
202234,474-22-0.06%

Merritt Island Population by Year