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Overview

Introduction to Titusville, Florida

Titusville, Florida, in Brevard county, is 34 miles SE of Deltona, Florida (center to center) and 110 miles NE of Tampa, Florida. The city is situated in the Central Atlantic Coast of Florida along the Indian River Lagoon. It's known as "Space City, USA." The municipality is located a few miles away from the renowned Kennedy Space Center. Titusville is located near prominent wildlife areas.

Titusville History

The region was originally inhabited by the Ais Indians. By 1760 the Indians had vanished, primarily due to slave raids, disease and rum. The Florida region was acquired in 1821 from Spain, however the Seminole Wars prevented the establishment of settlements. Colonel Henry T. Titus arrived in 1867 with a plan to create a town on acreage his wife owned. He constructed a large hotel and donated land for the construction of churches and a courthouse.

The Atlantic Coast, St. Johns & Indian River Railroad came to the city in 1885 which brought tourism and helped Titusville become a prominent agricultural area and shipping location for pineapple and citrus. During the 1950s the Kennedy Space Center was established which created substantial growth in the population, the economy and tourism.

Titusville Attractions

  • Kennedy Space Center Visitors Complex is a popular tourist destination.
  • American Police Hall of Fame & Museum.
  • U.S. Space Walk of Fame Museum pays tribute to Americas's astronaut and the members of the space exploration team.
  • North Brevard Historical Society Museum.
  • Valiant Air Command Warbirds Museum features aircraft from World War I and modern aircraft from Desert Storm.
  • U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame includes the largest collection of astronaut memorabilia in the world.
  • The Titusville Marina provides opportunities for visitors to see manatee and other types of marine life.
  • Veterans Memorial of Titusville.
  • Titusville Playhouse.
  • Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts.
  • Titusville Art League.
  • Space Coast Birding & Wildlife Festival.
  • Warbird Air Show.
  • Challenger Memorial.
  • Cape Canaveral Lighthouse.

Titusville Historic Sites

  • Windover Archaeological Site is an Early Archaic archaeological location. Well preserved human skeletons were discovered at the site.
  • Judge George Robbins House is included in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
  • Titusville Commercial District.
  • Pritchard House features Queen Anne architecture and is included in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
  • Wager House.
  • St. Gabriel's Episcopal Church is listed in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
  • Spell House.

Titusville Activities

The Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge and the Canaveral National Seashore offer protection for more than 500 species of wildlife. It's regarded as one of the best locations for bird watching in the world and it includes unspoiled beach areas. The region is home to the Enchanted Forest Nature Sanctuary. The Indian River Lagoon and the St. Johns River provide excellent opportunities for fishing. Golfers enjoy the quality nearby courses. Kayaking swimming, boating, snorkeling and parasailing are popular outdoor activities. Titusville is approximately an hour away from Orlando's popular tourist destinations.

Titusville Transportation

The Space Coast Regional Airport provides air transportation.

People

Total Population 44,363
Male Share of the Population 47.4%
Female Share of the Population 52.6%
Senior Citizens 23.2%
Employed Population 16+ 17,539
Age of the Population 45

Families

% of people married 44.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 22.4%
Median Earnings25+ $31,233
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,577
Median Earnings With High School Degree $24,155

Wealth

Median Family Income $52,305
% Above Poverty Level 81.2%
% Below Poverty Level 18.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 4.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.6%
% Using Public Transportation 0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 33.8%
Median Gross Rent $830
Median House Value $90,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 27.2%
US/American 0%
English 11.3%
Irish 10.9%

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

Titusville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 34 miles SE of Deltona, Florida (center to center)
Nearest Large City 110 miles NE of Tampa, Florida
County Brevard
Metro Area Melbourne - Titusville - Palm Bay
Standard Zip Codes 32780, 32796
P.O. Box Zip Codes 32781, 32782, 32783
Phone Area Codes 321
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 28.611
Longitude -80.807

Titusville 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 TITUSVILLE
Distance 2.1 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 DELAND 1 SSE
Distance 41.7 miles
Jan Temp 45 to 70 F
Apr Temp 56 to 81 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 62 to 83 F
Annual Precip 57 inches
Station LISBON
Distance 61.7 miles
Jan Temp 45 to 68 F
Apr Temp 57 to 81 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 62 to 83 F
Annual Precip 48.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cape Canaveral 10,031 $65,174
Cocoa 17,339 $39,167
Cocoa Beach 11,355 $70,132
Oak Hill 1,517 $50,000
Oviedo 36,617 $90,879
Rockledge 25,798 $68,983

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

Titusville Hospitals

PARRISH MEDICAL CENTER
(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
951 N WASHINGTON AVE
(321) 268-6111
Emergency Service: Yes

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Titusville High Schools

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TITUSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
150 TERRIER TRAIL S.
321-264-3100
Serves 1,917 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.4

ASTRONAUT HIGH SCHOOL
800 WAR EAGLE BOULEVARD
321-264-3000
Serves 1,681 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.9

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2940 COLUMBIA BOULEVARD
321-268-3664
Serves 61 students.

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5332 RIVEREDGE DRIVE
321-631-1911
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Serves 7 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7

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