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 3,298 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 88.33% 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 managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Melbourne Beach who work in management occupations (12.68%), sales jobs (12.10%), and healthcare (11.46%).
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.
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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 14.32% 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 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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
As is often the case in a small town, Melbourne Beach doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Melbourne Beach. 51.06% 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 2018 was $48,409, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $193,636 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 Irish, German, English, Scottish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Melbourne Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include Greek and Spanish.