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Overview

Introduction to West Melbourne, Florida

West Melbourne, Florida, in Brevard county, is 2 miles W of Melbourne, Florida (center to center) and 110 miles E of Tampa, Florida.. The city is located inside the Melbourne-Titusville-Palm Bay metropolitan area.

West Melbourne History

West Melbourne was established and incorporated in 1959, in an effort to avoid inclusion in the City of Melbourne and the additional ad valorem tax. Brevard County, where West Melbourne is located, has been occupied by humans for 12,000 years. When the Spanish first came to this area, it was occupied by the Ais tribe. The Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León is said to have arrived in 1513. In 1855, Brevard County was named after Theodore Washington Brevard, the State Comptroller from 1854-60.

West Melbourne and Nearby Attractions

  • Brevard Museum of Art and Science.
  • Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge.
  • Brevard Zoo.
  • Historic Bok Sanctuary.
  • Kennedy Space Center.

Things To Do In West Melbourne

There are numerous parks in West Melbourne including Bryant Adams Park, Clements Wood Park, Hammock Lake Park, Jan Lieson Crossroads Park and Westbrooke Park. The Brevard Museum of Art and Science has information on the area's history. There are also two historical sites - Historic Bok Sanctuary and the Zora Neale Hurston House situated nearby.

West Melbourne Transportation

Melbourne International Airport is a major airport nearby.

West Melbourne Higher Education

The colleges near West Melbourne include Brevard Community College - Cocoa Campus, Florida Institute of Technology and University of Central Florida.

People

Total Population 19,667
Male Share of the Population 50%
Female Share of the Population 50%
Senior Citizens 19.8%
Employed Population 16+ 8,316
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 47.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 32.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $71,513
% Above Poverty Level 90.6%
% Below Poverty Level 9.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.6%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 28.3%
Median Gross Rent $1,122
Median House Value $164,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 23.8%
US/American 0.1%
English 9%
Irish 13.5%

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

West Melbourne Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles W of Melbourne, Florida (center to center)
Nearest Large City 110 miles E of Tampa, Florida
County Brevard
Metro Area Melbourne - Titusville - Palm Bay
Standard Zip Codes 32904
P.O. Box Zip Codes 32912
Phone Area Codes 321
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 28.071
Longitude -80.653

West Melbourne 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 2 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 VERO BEACH 4 W
Distance 30 miles
Jan Temp 50 to 73 F
Apr Temp 60 to 81 F
Jul Temp 71 to 90 F
Oct Temp 66 to 84 F
Annual Precip 55.5 inches
Station FORT DRUM 5 NW
Distance 35.8 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 2,764 $87,422
Malabar 2,822 $70,060
Melbourne 78,012 $52,162
Melbourne Beach 3,146 $82,847
Melbourne Village 769 $71,250
Palm Bay 105,212 $49,990

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

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