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Overview

Introduction to Satellite Beach, Florida

Satellite Beach, Florida, in Brevard county, is 6 miles N of Melbourne, Florida (center to center) and 115 miles E of Tampa, Florida. The city, which is considered part of the Melbourne - Titusville - Palm Bay metropolitan area, has a population of 9,577.

Satellite Beach History

The city of Satellite Beach is situated on Florida's 'Space Coast' in Brevard County. It was named Satellite Beach in 1871, because of its proximity to Cape Canaveral. Originally, it was largely comprised of palmettos and oak scrub. In 1951, the remaining public land came under private ownership, but no permanent houses were built. Even during World war II, the area was only inhabited by animals. A widow named Stephanie Snaith, was the first person to build a permanent home, which she did in 1951.

Satellite Beach and Nearby Attractions

  • Zora Neale Hurston House
  • Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge
  • Brevard Museum of Art and Science
  • Canaveral National Seashore
  • Kennedy Space Center
  • Sebastian Inlet State Park

Things To Do In Satellite Beach

Satellite Beach's main asset is its scenic beauty. Many recreational opportunities are available including numerous parks such as Gemini Beach Park, Pelican Beach Park, and Hightower Beach Park. Two prominent museums nearby are Brevard Museum of Art and Science and Brevard Museum of History and Natural Science. There is also a historical site, the Zora Neale Hurston House, nearby.

Satellite Beach Transportation

Air transportation is available at Melbourne International Airport.

Satellite Beach Higher Education

Brevard Community College - Cocoa Campus, Florida Institute of Technology and University of Central Florida are some of the colleges nearby.

People

Total Population 10,262
Male Share of the Population 49.8%
Female Share of the Population 50.2%
Senior Citizens 19.8%
Employed Population 16+ 4,675
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 57.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 39.2%
Median Earnings25+ $41,507
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $40,634
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,096

Wealth

Median Family Income $77,663
% Above Poverty Level 96.1%
% Below Poverty Level 3.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 6.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.7%
% Using Public Transportation 0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 27.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,178
Median House Value $216,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.7%
US/American 0%
English 13%
Irish 16.5%

Satellite Beach Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles N of Melbourne, Florida (center to center)
Nearest Large City 115 miles E of Tampa, Florida
County Brevard
Metro Area Melbourne - Titusville - Palm Bay
Standard Zip Codes 32937
Phone Area Codes 321
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 28.175
Longitude -80.59

Satellite Beach 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 6.4 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 34.9 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 FORT DRUM 5 NW
Distance 44 miles
Jan Temp 50 to 75 F
Apr Temp 58 to 83 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 65 to 85 F
Annual Precip 52.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Indialantic 2,744 $84,000
Melbourne 77,216 $52,556
Melbourne Beach 3,126 $83,750
Melbourne Village 722 $65,865
Palm Bay 104,342 $50,351
West Melbourne 19,208 $64,796
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Satellite Beach High Schools

SATELLITE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
300 SCORPION COURT
321-779-2000
Serves 2,065 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.9

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