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Overview

Introduction to Rockledge, Florida

Rockledge, Florida, in Brevard county, is 19 miles N of Melbourne, Florida (center to center) and 109 miles E of Tampa, Florida. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Melbourne-Titusville-Palm Bay metropolitan area. 

Rockledge History

Rockledge was founded on August 7, 1887 and is the oldest incorporated municipality in Brevard County. Previously, the economy of this area was based on the citrus trade and accommodation for tourists traveling to South Florida. Presently, it also focuses greatly on technology and aerospace.

Rockledge and Nearby Attractions

  • Cocoa Beach Sportfishing.
  • H. S. Williams House.
  • Cocoa Beach Kayaking.
  • McLarty Park.

Things To Do In Rockledge

Rockledge has a number of well built parks with softball, soccer and football complexes. The city also includes a senior center where you can enjoy night dances, dance lessons, art class, a choral group, craft group, duplicate and party bridge, quilting group, Pinochle, Canasta and aerobics/ exercise. In addition, you can also enjoy ghost tours in Rockledge.

Rockledge Transportation

The Melbourne International Airport lies in close proximity to Rockledge.

Rockledge Higher Education

The city is served by the Brevard Community College-Cocoa Campus.

People

Total Population 25,798
Male Share of the Population 48.2%
Female Share of the Population 51.8%
Senior Citizens 19.8%
Employed Population 16+ 11,376
Age of the Population 46

Families

% of people married 52.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 30.2%
Median Earnings25+ $36,372
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,936
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,984

Wealth

Median Family Income $68,983
% Above Poverty Level 91%
% Below Poverty Level 9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 3.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation 0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 28.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,011
Median House Value $141,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 34.7%
US/American 0%
English 10.9%
Irish 14.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Rockledge Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 19 miles N of Melbourne, Florida (center to center)
Nearest Large City 109 miles E of Tampa, Florida
County Brevard
Metro Area Melbourne - Titusville - Palm Bay
Standard Zip Codes 32955
P.O. Box Zip Codes 32956
Phone Area Codes 321
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 28.35
Longitude -80.725

Rockledge Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station MELBOURNE WFO
Distance 17.9 miles
Jan Temp 50 to 72 F
Apr Temp 60 to 81 F
Jul Temp 72 to 91 F
Oct Temp 67 to 83 F
Annual Precip 48.2 inches
Station TITUSVILLE
Distance 20.6 miles
Jan Temp 50 to 70 F
Apr Temp 60 to 81 F
Jul Temp 73 to 91 F
Oct Temp 66 to 83 F
Annual Precip 52.7 inches
Station KISSIMMEE 2
Distance 42.3 miles
Jan Temp 48 to 72 F
Apr Temp 58 to 82 F
Jul Temp 72 to 92 F
Oct Temp 65 to 85 F
Annual Precip 48 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Rockledge, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Viera (32955)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cape Canaveral 10,031 $65,174
Cocoa 17,339 $39,167
Cocoa Beach 11,355 $70,132
Melbourne Village 769 $71,250
Satellite Beach 10,351 $78,872
Titusville 44,363 $52,305

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Rockledge Hospitals

WUESTHOFF MEDICAL CENTER ROCKLEDGE
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
110 LONGWOOD AVE
(321) 637-2603
Emergency Service: Yes

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Rockledge High Schools

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ROCKLEDGE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
220 RAIDER ROAD
321-636-3711
Serves 1,636 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.2

HORACE MANN ACADEMY
550 SOLUTIONS WAY
321-632-3220
Serves 113 students.

COGSWELL OFFSITE ALT ABEYANCE
1535 N COGSWELL STREET
321-633-3489
A Non-traditional School
Serves 68 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.6

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Historic Rockledge

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Hotel Rockledge ca. 1900

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Hotel Rockledge ca. 1900

Hotel Rockledge. between 1880 and 1897

New Rockledge Hotel c1904.

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