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.

Melbourne Beach home prices are not only among the most expensive in Florida, but Melbourne Beach real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Melbourne Beach is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 90.98% 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 (15.51%), sales jobs (11.66%), and management occupations (11.29%).

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.

A relatively large number of people in Melbourne Beach telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.91% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

Melbourne Beach is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Melbourne Beach’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One of the nice things about Melbourne Beach 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.

Melbourne Beach is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 48.61% of adults in Melbourne Beach have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Melbourne Beach in 2010 was $41,346, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $165,384 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, Italian, Irish, 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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