Melbourne, FL

Melbourne profile

Living in Melbourne

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 83,029 people and 23 constituent neighborhoods, Melbourne is the 32nd largest community in Florida.

Unlike some cities, Melbourne isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Melbourne are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Melbourne is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Melbourne who work in office and administrative support (11.09%), sales jobs (11.02%), and management occupations (8.83%).

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.

One thing noticeable about Melbourne, although not a huge city, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Melbourne is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Melbourne a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.

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 percentage of people in Melbourne who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 28.53% of adults in Melbourne have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Melbourne in 2018 was $28,776, which is middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $115,104 for a family of four. However, Melbourne contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Melbourne is a very 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. Melbourne also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.30% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Melbourne include Irish, German, English, Italian, and French.

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