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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 is considered part of the Melbourne-Titusville-Palm Bay metropolitan area.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,495
Male Share of the Population48.8%
Female Share of the Population51.2%
Senior Citizens21.1%
Employed Population 16+4,543
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married59.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher39.6%
Median Earnings25+$43,333
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$37,197
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,274

Wealth

Median Family Income$78,769
% Above Poverty Level96%
% Below Poverty Level4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home5.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.2%
% Using Public Transportation0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone27.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,293
Median House Value$233,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)18%
Irish14.9%
Italian13.2%
English11.3%
Scottish3.7%
French Except Basque3.5%
Polish2.9%
Swedish1.9%
Russian1.7%
Greek1.7%
West Indian1.6%
Canadian1.3%
Arab1.2%
Lebanese1.2%
Haitian1.2%
Norwegian1.1%
Dutch0.9%
Austrian0.8%
Welsh0.6%
Czech0.6%
Ukrainian0.5%
Swiss0.5%
Finnish0.4%
Slovak0.4%
German0.3%
Bahamian0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Turkish0.2%
Luxemburger0.2%
Latvian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
African0.1%
Cape Verdean0.1%
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Satellite Beach Almanac

CategoryValue
County Brevard County
Standard Zip Codes32937
Phone Area Codes321
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude28.17
Approximate Longitude-80.6

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)

StationMELBOURNE WFO
Distance6.4 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
Distance34.9 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
StationFORT DRUM 5 NW
Distance44 miles
Jan Temp50 to 75 F
Apr Temp58 to 83 F
Jul Temp71 to 92 F
Oct Temp65 to 85 F
Annual Precip52.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Indialantic2,798$99,286
Melbourne78,911$52,182
Melbourne Beach3,189$85,344
Melbourne Village769$67,344
Palm Bay106,573$51,267
West Melbourne20,207$71,892

Satellite Beach Public Schools

Delaura Middle School
300 Jackson Ave
ZIP: 32937
(321) 773-7581
Middle
Total Enrollment 699
Satellite Senior High School
300 Scorpion Ct
ZIP: 32937
(321) 779-2000
High
Total Enrollment 1319
Sea Park Elementary School
300 Sea Park Blvd
ZIP: 32937
(321) 779-2050
Primary
Total Enrollment 343
Spessard L. Holland Elementary School
50 Holland Ct
ZIP: 32937
(321) 773-7591
Primary
Total Enrollment 427
Surfside Elementary School
475 Cassia Blvd
ZIP: 32937
(321) 773-2818
Primary
Total Enrollment 418

Satellite Beach Private Schools

Brevard Montessori Private School
1130 South Patrick Dr
ZIP: 32937
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
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