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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population26,144
Male Share of the Population48.2%
Female Share of the Population51.8%
Senior Citizens21.3%
Employed Population 16+11,292
Age of the Population46

Families

% of people married51.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher31.7%
Median Earnings25+$35,775
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,053
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,304

Wealth

Median Family Income$71,920
% Above Poverty Level89.7%
% Below Poverty Level10.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.8%
% Using Public Transportation0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone30%
Median Gross Rent$1,087
Median House Value$150,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)33%
Irish16.5%
German16.3%
English11.6%
Italian7.1%
French Except Basque2.8%
Scottish2.7%
Polish2.6%
West Indian1.9%
Swedish1.4%
Canadian1.4%
Jamaican1.3%
Greek1.2%
African1%
Danishn0.8%
Arab0.7%
Norwegian0.6%
Dutch0.6%
Welsh0.5%
Russian0.5%
Swiss0.5%
Czech0.4%
Hungarian0.4%
Portuguese0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Trinidad Tobago0.3%
Ukrainian0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Ghanaian0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
Bahamian0.2%
Syrian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
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Rockledge Almanac

CategoryValue
County Brevard County
Standard Zip Codes32955
P.O. Box Zip Codes32956
Phone Area Codes321
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude28.31
Approximate Longitude-80.72

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)

StationMELBOURNE WFO
Distance17.9 miles
Jan Temp50 to 72 F
Apr Temp60 to 81 F
Jul Temp72 to 91 F
Oct Temp67 to 83 F
Annual Precip48.2 inches
StationTITUSVILLE
Distance20.6 miles
Jan Temp50 to 70 F
Apr Temp60 to 81 F
Jul Temp73 to 91 F
Oct Temp66 to 83 F
Annual Precip52.7 inches
StationKISSIMMEE 2
Distance42.3 miles
Jan Temp48 to 72 F
Apr Temp58 to 82 F
Jul Temp72 to 92 F
Oct Temp65 to 85 F
Annual Precip48 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cape Canaveral10,116$55,790
Cocoa17,558$40,287
Cocoa Beach11,466$78,208
Melbourne Village769$67,344
Satellite Beach10,495$78,769
Titusville44,746$54,130

Rockledge Hospitals

Wuesthoff Medical Center-rockledge
(Proprietary)
110 Longwood Ave
(321) 636-2211

Rockledge Public Schools

Brevard Achievement Center
1845 Cogswell St
ZIP: 32955
(321) 633-1000
Other
Bridges Btc, Inc
1694 Cedar St
ZIP: 32955
(321) 633-1000
Other
Cedar Academy(center For Educational Development Achievement
1694 Cedar St
ZIP: 32955
(321) 633-1000
Golfview Elementary Magnet Sch
1530 S Fiske Blvd
ZIP: 32955
(321) 633-3570
Primary
Total Enrollment 675
Hans Christian Andersen Elementary
3011 S Fiske Blvd
ZIP: 32955
(321) 633-3610
Primary
Total Enrollment 715
Horace Mann Academy
555 Solutions Way
ZIP: 32955
(321) 632-3220
John F. Kennedy Middle School
2100 S Fiske Blvd
ZIP: 32955
(321) 633-3500
Middle
Total Enrollment 606
Ralph M Williams Junior Elementary
1700 Clubhouse Dr
ZIP: 32955
(321) 617-7700
Primary
Total Enrollment 539
Rockledge Senior High School
220 Raider Rd
ZIP: 32955
(321) 636-3711
High
Total Enrollment 1375
Ronald Mcnair Magnet Middle
1 Challenger Dr
ZIP: 32955
(321) 633-3630
Middle
Total Enrollment 457

Rockledge Private Schools

Assurance Christian Academy
1009 Fiske Blvd
ZIP: 32955
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 39
Hatcher Academy
221 Dixie Ln
ZIP: 32955
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 37
Horace Mann Academy
550 Solutions Way
ZIP: 32955
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 116
Rockledge Christian School
2175 Fiske Blvd
ZIP: 32955
Elementary
Total Enrollment 120
Rockledge Montessori
3260 Fiske Blvd
ZIP: 32955
Elementary
Total Enrollment 4
Trinity Lutheran Church & School
1330 Fiske Blvd
ZIP: 32955
Elementary
Total Enrollment 93
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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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