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Melbourne Beach, FL
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Living in Melbourne Beach

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 3,242 people and three associated neighborhoods, Melbourne Beach is the 328th 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.

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 27.18% 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.

Because of many things, Melbourne Beach is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Melbourne Beach really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Melbourne Beach perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

Melbourne Beach is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Melbourne Beach. 64.93% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Melbourne Beach in 2022 was $54,614, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $218,456 for a family of four. However, Melbourne Beach contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Melbourne Beach is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. 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 Irish, English, German, Italian, and Polish.

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

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