North Merritt Island, Florida Population 2024

9,723

North Merritt Island is a city located in Brevard County Florida. North Merritt Island has a 2024 population of 9,723. North Merritt Island is currently growing at a rate of 3.68% annually and its population has increased by 16.54% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 8,343 in 2020.

The average household income in North Merritt Island is $135,998 with a poverty rate of 9.34%. The median age in North Merritt Island is 52.2 years: 52 years for males, and 52.5 years for females.

North Merritt Island Demographics

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

  • White: 88.08%
  • Two or more races: 6.82%
  • Asian: 2.69%
  • Black or African American: 1.32%
  • Other race: 1.04%
  • Native American: 0.06%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
State
Florida
Land Area (mi²)
16.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
576.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
16.54% (1,380)
The current population of North Merritt Island, Florida is 9,723 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 8,343.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White7,95688.08%
Two or more races6166.82%
Asian2432.69%
Black or African American1191.32%
Other race941.04%
Native American50.06%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Asian

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

North Merritt Island Population by Race

North Merritt Island Population Pyramid 2024

North Merritt Island Median Age

52.2

Total

52

Male

52.5

Female

North Merritt Island Adults

There are 7,366 adults, (2,268 of whom are seniors) in North Merritt Island.

North Merritt Island Age Dependency

77.2

Age Dependency Ratio

44.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.7

Child Dependency Ratio

North Merritt Island Sex Ratio

Female4,62151.16%
Male4,41248.84%

North Merritt Island Population by Age

North Merritt Island Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,3812.6685.114.9
Married1,9393.3693.16.9
Non Family1,0521.2175.924.1
Female2603.2667.732.3
Male1302.6176.223.8

3.25

Average Family Size

2.66

Average Household Size

85.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

North Merritt Island Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade2033.03%
Associates Degree86212.87%
Bachelors Degree1,59523.81%
Graduate Degree1,02015.22%
High School Graduate1,74226%
Less Than 9th Grade590.88%
Some College1,21918.19%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

North Merritt Island Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

North Merritt Island Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White5,5565,3322,036
Hispanic658640343
2+ Races348348158
Asian19517583
Other Race949355
Black858585
Native American550

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 100%.

North Merritt Island Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$107,404$119,018$85,750
Graduate Degree$125,625$137,835$107,381
High School Graduate$41,667$42,403$28,261
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$64,135$87,351$43,924
Some College$42,115$57,760$27,917

$64,135

Average Earnings

$87,351

Average Male

$43,924

Average Female

North Merritt Island Earnings by Educational Attainment

North Merritt Island Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

North Merritt Island Language

92.13% of North Merritt Island residents speak only English, while 7.87% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.71% of the population.

North Merritt Island Language

North Merritt Island Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White7,31273510.05%
Hispanic1,006989.74%
Black1193428.57%
Multiple590132.2%

9.34%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.55%

Male Poverty Rate

9.15%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in North Merritt Island

The race most likely to be in poverty in North Merritt Island is Black, with 28.57% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in North Merritt Island is Multiple, with 2.2% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.03%. Among those working part-time, it was 4.25%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 9.23%.

North Merritt Island Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.48%
High School9.64%
Some College8.65%
Bachelors or Greater1.95%

North Merritt Island Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed6.85%
Male Unemployed6.16%
Male Employed1.44%
Female Unemployed0%

North Merritt Island Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

North Merritt Island Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$144,803$162,545
Households$119,514$135,998
Married Families$154,177$-999,999,999
Non Families$43,316$75,478

mean

median

Income by Household Type

North Merritt Island Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

51.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.7%

Male Marriage Rate

50.2%

Female Marriage Rate

North Merritt Island Married by Age and Sex

male

female

North Merritt Island Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

North Merritt Island Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

North Merritt Island Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,180

Number of Veterans

1,109

Male Veterans

71

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam593
Second Gulf War221
First Gulf War199
Korea33
World War II10

North Merritt Island Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+464
65 to 74283
55 to 64180
35 to 54147
18 to 34106

North Merritt Island Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1,08616.78%
Hispanic789.55%
2+ Races6012.22%
Other Race3436.17%

North Merritt Island Veterans by Race

North Merritt Island Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

11.36%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.49%

Veteran Disability Rate

North Merritt Island Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

53.8%

Labor Force Participation

49%

Employment Rate

8.4%

Unemployment Rate

North Merritt Island Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

North Merritt Island Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

North Merritt Island Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

30.74%

Born in North Merritt Island

94.91%

Native Born

5.09%

Foreign Born

0.89%

Non Citizen

4.21%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.91% of North Merritt Island residents were born in the United States, with 30.74% having been born in Florida. 0.89% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

North Merritt Island Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20249,7233453.68%
20239,3783453.82%
20229,0336047.17%
20218,429861.03%
20208,34300%

North Merritt Island Population by Year