Merritt Island, Florida Population 2020

36,797

Merritt Island is a city located in Florida. Merritt Island has a 2020 population of 36,797. Merritt Island is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 5.91% 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 $84,533 with a poverty rate of 12.59%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $977 per month, and the median house value is $242,800. The median age in Merritt Island is 49.3 years, 48.2 years for males, and 50.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 95.7 males.

Merritt Island Demographics

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

  • White: 89.46%
  • Black or African American: 5.02%
  • Two or more races: 2.89%
  • Asian: 1.74%
  • Other race: 0.76%
  • Native American: 0.09%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.04%
The current population of Merritt Island, Florida is 36,797, 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 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White32,91789.46%
Black or African American1,8485.02%
Two or More Races1,0632.89%
Asian6411.74%
Some Other Race2800.76%
American Indian and Alaska Native340.09%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander140.04%

Merritt Island Population Pyramid 2020

Merritt Island Median Age

49.3


Total

48.2


Male

50.2


Female

Merritt Island Adults

There are 30,317 adults, (8,525 of whom are seniors) in Merritt Island.

Merritt Island Age Dependency

68.9

Age Dependency Ratio

39.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Merritt Island Sex Ratio

Female

18,800

51.09%

Male

17,997

48.91%

Merritt Island Households and Families

Merritt Island Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Merritt Island Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.9%13.1%
All75.7%24.3%
Non Family70%30%
Male59.1%40.9%
Female50.6%49.4%

75.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All15,1192.4175.7
Married7,172386.9
Non Family5,9261.2870
Female1,4813.5350.6
Male5403.9359.1

3.06

Average Family Size

2.41

Average Household Size

6.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.7%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Merritt Island Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4991.82%
9th to 12th Grade1,1804.30%
High School Graduate7,00925.55%
Some College5,69320.75%
Associates Degree3,56012.98%
Bachelors Degree5,91921.58%
Graduate Degree3,57013.01%

Merritt Island Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White23,49622,4858,458
Hispanic1,7491,478446
Black1,2661,001160
Asian553420188
Multiple Races410399248
Other Race18717969
Islander1414
Native American99

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 multiple races people with a rate of 60.49%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$39,351$48,589$30,315
Less Than High School$21,688$38,016$18,021
High School Grad$30,132$30,799$27,377
Some College$32,147$44,005$22,108
Bachelors Degree$55,444$77,721$40,429
Graduate Degree$76,141$105,133$54,909

$39,351

Average Earnings

$48,589

Average Male

$30,315

Average Female

Merritt Island Language

Merritt Island Language by Age

Merritt Island Language

90.44% of Merritt Island residents speak only English, while 9.56% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.83% of the population.

Merritt Island Poverty

Merritt Island Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White29,9433,00010.02%
Hispanic2,98971723.99%
Black1,81851128.11%
Multiple1,04827225.95%
Other2804616.43%
Asian641335.15%
Native342573.53%

12.59%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.88%

Male Poverty Rate

15.20%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Merritt Island

The race most likely to be in poverty in Merritt Island is Native, with 73.53% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Merritt Island is Asian, with 5.15% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.53%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.51%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.15%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School22.36%
High School15.02%
Some College10.90%
Bachelors or Greater4.53%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed37.47%
Male Unemployed22.04%
Female Employed8.99%
Male Employed4.19%

Merritt Island Income

Merritt Island Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$61,123$84,533
Families$78,563$104,914
Married Families$90,190-
Non Families$39,059$51,236

Merritt Island Marital Status

Merritt Island Marital Status

Marriage Rates

49.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.4%

Male Marriage Rate

48.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Merritt Island Married by Age and Sex

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

Merritt Island Veterans

4,647

Number of Veterans

4,178

Male Veterans

469

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,669
First Gulf War1,036
Second Gulf War653
Korea600
World War II312
Name Veterans % of Total
White4,39216.04%
Hispanic2129.53%
Black18613.51%
2 or More345.94%
Other197.57%
Indian926.47%
Hawaiian750.00%

$Merritt Island Veterans by Education

5.94%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.67%

Veteran Disability Rate

Merritt Island Employment Status

58.1%

Labor Force Participation

54.4%

Employment Rate

6%

Unemployment Rate

Merritt Island Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

33.18%

Born in Florida

93.68%

Native Born

6.32%

Foreign Born

1.88%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

93.68% of Merritt Island residents were born in the United States, with 33.18% having been born in Florida. 1.88% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202036,7970.00%
201936,7970.00%
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%