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.

Melbourne is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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.

Another interesting thing about Melbourne, despite not being a huge city, is that there is a relatively high proportion of people living here who are young, single, and upwardly-mobile professionals. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with 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.

In terms of college education, Melbourne is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 28.53% of adults 25 and older in the city 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.