West Melbourne, Florida Population 2020

24,938

West Melbourne is a city located in Florida. With a 2020 population of 24,938, it is the 100th largest city in Florida and the 1537th largest city in the United States. West Melbourne is currently growing at a rate of 3.24% annually and its population has increased by 35.86% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 18,355 in 2010. Spanning over 11 miles, West Melbourne has a population density of 2,352 people per square mile.

The average household income in West Melbourne is $80,023 with a poverty rate of 9.67%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,283 per month, and the median house value is $213,000. The median age in West Melbourne is 40.2 years, 36.8 years for males, and 45.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 99.6 males.

West Melbourne Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of West Melbourne was:

  • White: 79.73%
  • Asian: 7.87%
  • Black or African American: 5.68%
  • Two or more races: 4.30%
  • Other race: 2.04%
  • Native American: 0.38%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of West Melbourne, Florida is 24,938, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 23,372.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 18,355.

West Melbourne, Florida Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White17,11979.73%
Asian1,6897.87%
Black or African American1,2205.68%
Two or More Races9234.30%
Some Other Race4392.04%
American Indian and Alaska Native810.38%

West Melbourne Population Pyramid 2020

West Melbourne Median Age

40.2


Total

36.8


Male

45.4


Female

West Melbourne Adults

There are 16,413 adults, (4,249 of whom are seniors) in West Melbourne.

West Melbourne Age Dependency

76.5

Age Dependency Ratio

34.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.6

Child Dependency Ratio

West Melbourne Sex Ratio

Female

10,757

50.10%

Male

10,714

49.90%

West Melbourne Households and Families

West Melbourne Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

West Melbourne Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.8%15.2%
All73.5%26.5%
Non Family64.9%35.1%
Female64.7%35.3%
Male35.4%64.6%

73.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,9462.6673.5
Married3,7843.4484.8
Non Family3,0951.364.9
Female8303.8864.7
Male2373.7335.4

3.4

Average Family Size

2.66

Average Household Size

4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

West Melbourne Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1731.17%
9th to 12th Grade7505.09%
High School Graduate4,07727.68%
Some College2,71218.41%
Associates Degree2,13514.50%
Bachelors Degree2,74418.63%
Graduate Degree2,13714.51%

West Melbourne Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White11,19010,5703,191
Hispanic1,3991,324500
Asian987897678
Black770685416
Multiple Races29427974
Other Race242242152
Native American8027

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 68.69%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$44,333$55,342$33,811
Less Than High School$23,173$$23,355
High School Grad$29,938$40,794$22,003
Some College$36,781$52,512$28,571
Bachelors Degree$56,366$60,547$46,454
Graduate Degree$95,405$116,646$52,615

$44,333

Average Earnings

$55,342

Average Male

$33,811

Average Female

West Melbourne Language

West Melbourne Language by Age

West Melbourne Language

85.51% of West Melbourne residents speak only English, while 14.49% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.25% of the population.

West Melbourne Poverty

West Melbourne Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White14,9761,4529.70%
Multiple92317819.28%
Black1,18315413.02%
Asian1,689955.62%
Hispanic2,127874.09%
Native765369.74%
Other4394510.25%

9.67%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.64%

Male Poverty Rate

8.68%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in West Melbourne

The race most likely to be in poverty in West Melbourne is Native, with 69.74% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in West Melbourne is Hispanic, with 4.09% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.97%. Among those working part-time, it was 6.74%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.44%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School11.55%
High School8.92%
Some College6.04%
Bachelors or Greater2.85%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed27.46%
Male Unemployed21.26%
Female Employed4.52%
Male Employed2.28%

West Melbourne Income

West Melbourne Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$67,864$80,023
Families$76,760$85,116
Married Families$85,803-
Non Families$42,104$66,990

West Melbourne Marital Status

West Melbourne Marital Status

Marriage Rates

48.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.3%

Male Marriage Rate

47.6%

Female Marriage Rate

West Melbourne Married by Age and Sex

West Melbourne 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.

West Melbourne Marital Status by Race

West Melbourne Veterans

1,883

Number of Veterans

1,662

Male Veterans

221

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam663
First Gulf War474
Second Gulf War308
Korea177
World War II58
Age Group Veterans
35 to 54538
75+463
65 to 74442
55 to 64381
18 to 3459
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,61112.04%
Black13212.93%
Other11447.11%
Hispanic1037.07%
2 or More264.91%

$West Melbourne Veterans by Education

4.68%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.98%

Veteran Disability Rate

West Melbourne Employment Status

54.7%

Labor Force Participation

51.5%

Employment Rate

5.2%

Unemployment Rate

West Melbourne 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

36.29%

Born in Florida

86.67%

Native Born

13.33%

Foreign Born

7.62%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

86.67% of West Melbourne residents were born in the United States, with 36.29% having been born in Florida. 7.62% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202024,9387833.24%
201924,1557833.35%
201823,3721,3326.04%
201722,0407833.68%
201621,2576213.01%
201520,6365822.90%
201420,0543932.00%
201319,6614792.50%
201219,1824462.38%
201118,7362981.62%
201018,4388,6146.50%
20009,8241,4251.58%
19908,3993,3215.16%
19805,0782,0285.23%
19703,0500.00%