Melbourne Beach, FL
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Melbourne Beach is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 3,219 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Melbourne Beach is the 315th largest community in Florida.

Housing costs in Melbourne Beach are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Florida.

Melbourne Beach is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 92.91% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Melbourne Beach is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Melbourne Beach who work in food service (14.69%), sales jobs (12.07%), and management occupations (11.64%).

Of important note, Melbourne Beach is also a town of artists. Melbourne Beach has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Melbourne Beach’s character.

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

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.29% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Because of many things, Melbourne Beach is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Melbourne Beach a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Melbourne Beach has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Melbourne Beach’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Melbourne Beach 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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

If knowledge is power, Melbourne Beach is a pretty powerful place. 54.66% of the adults in Melbourne Beach have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Melbourne Beach in 2010 was $42,017, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $168,068 for a family of four. However, Melbourne Beach contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Melbourne Beach home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Melbourne Beach residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Melbourne Beach include German, Irish, Italian, and European.

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

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