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.
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 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 (13.75%), sales jobs (11.53%), and management occupations (8.31%).
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 of the nice things about Melbourne is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
The education level of Melbourne citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 24.66% of adults in Melbourne have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Melbourne in 2010 was $24,088, which is middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $96,352 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. 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.