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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, which is located inside the Melbourne - Titusville - Palm Bay metropolitan area, has an estimated 9,824 residents.

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 discovered 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 19,208
Male Share of the Population 48.5%
Female Share of the Population 51.5%
Senior Citizens 21.3%
Employed Population 16+ 8,069
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 49.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 32%
Median Earnings25+ $33,071
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,357
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,275

Wealth

Median Family Income $64,796
% Above Poverty Level 91%
% Below Poverty Level 9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 6.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 30.3%
Median Gross Rent $1,083
Median House Value $162,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 24.6%
US/American 0%
English 11.1%
Irish 13.8%

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 2,744 $84,000
Malabar 2,793 $75,242
Melbourne 77,216 $52,556
Melbourne Beach 3,126 $83,750
Melbourne Village 722 $65,865
Palm Bay 104,342 $50,351
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