Melbourne, FL
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Melbourne is a larger medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 80,127 people and 23 constituent neighborhoods, Melbourne is the 32nd largest community in Florida.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Melbourne is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Melbourne is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Melbourne who work in office and administrative support (14.05%), sales jobs (12.23%), and management occupations (8.48%).

Also of interest is that Melbourne has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Melbourne is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

The citizens of Melbourne are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 24.53% of adults in Melbourne having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Melbourne in 2010 was $24,355, which is middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $97,420 for a family of four. However, Melbourne contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Melbourne is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Melbourne home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Melbourne residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Melbourne include Irish, English, Italian, and French .

The most common language spoken in Melbourne is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.