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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population20,207
Male Share of the Population50.1%
Female Share of the Population49.9%
Senior Citizens18.4%
Employed Population 16+8,555
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married46.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher33.3%
Median Earnings25+$37,143
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$36,071
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,958

Wealth

Median Family Income$71,892
% Above Poverty Level88.2%
% Below Poverty Level11.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home7.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.9%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone30%
Median Gross Rent$1,140
Median House Value$173,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)27%
Irish13.9%
German13.5%
English9.2%
Italian7%
Polish4.2%
French Except Basque2.6%
Arab1.8%
Scottish1.7%
Dutch1.3%
Norwegian1.2%
Swedish0.9%
Canadian0.8%
Russian0.7%
West Indian0.7%
Greek0.7%
Portuguese0.5%
Haitian0.4%
Slovak0.4%
Swiss0.4%
Welsh0.3%
Belgian0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
US/American0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
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West Melbourne Almanac

CategoryValue
County Brevard County
Standard Zip Codes32904
P.O. Box Zip Codes32912
Phone Area Codes321
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude28.08
Approximate Longitude-80.6

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)

StationMELBOURNE WFO
Distance2 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
StationVERO BEACH 4 W
Distance30 miles
Jan Temp50 to 73 F
Apr Temp60 to 81 F
Jul Temp71 to 90 F
Oct Temp66 to 84 F
Annual Precip55.5 inches
StationFORT DRUM 5 NW
Distance35.8 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
Malabar2,886$74,954
Melbourne78,911$52,182
Melbourne Beach3,189$85,344
Melbourne Village769$67,344
Palm Bay106,573$51,267

West Melbourne Public Schools

Central Middle School
2600 Wingate Blvd
ZIP: 32904
(321) 722-4150
Middle
Total Enrollment 1237
Educational Horizons Charter
1281 S Wickham Rd
ZIP: 32904
(321) 729-0786
Primary
Total Enrollment 100
Imagine Schools At West Melbourne
3355 Imagine Way
ZIP: 32904
(321) 768-6200
Primary
Total Enrollment 217
Meadowlane Intermediate Elementary School
2700 Wingate Blvd
ZIP: 32904
(321) 722-5539
Primary
Total Enrollment 929
Meadowlane Primary Elementary School
2800 Wingate Blvd
ZIP: 32904
(321) 723-6354
Primary
Total Enrollment 780
W.melbourne Elementary School For Science
2255 Meadowlane Ave
ZIP: 32904
(321) 956-5040
Primary
Total Enrollment 547

West Melbourne Private Schools

Brevard Christian School
1100 Dorchester Ave
ZIP: 32904
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 203
Calvary Chapel Academy
2955 Minton Rd
ZIP: 32904
Elementary
Total Enrollment 252
New Hope Lutheran Academy
870 Hollywood Blvd
ZIP: 32904
Elementary
Total Enrollment 32
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