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Merritt Island is a medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 35,256 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Merritt Island is the 86th largest community in Florida.
Merritt Island is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Merritt Island is a town of professionals, sales and office workers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Merritt Island who work in sales jobs (12.18%), office and administrative support (11.30%) and management occupations (11.16%).
Also of interest is that Merritt Island has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Merritt Island has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Merritt Island has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Merritt Island than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Merritt Island may be for you.
One of the nice things about Merritt Island 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 overall education level of Merritt Island citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.33% of adults in Merritt Island have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Merritt Island in 2010 was $32,214, which is upper middle income relative to Florida, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $128,856 for a family of four. However, Merritt Island contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Merritt Island home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Merritt Island residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Merritt Island include German, Irish, English, Italian, French and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Merritt Island is English. Some people also speak Spanish.
|MERRITT ISLAND INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||14,410|
|MERRITT ISLAND HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||74.74%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||25.26%|
|TYPE OF MERRITT ISLAND HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||74.52%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||1.83%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||2.33%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||17.34%|
|SIZE OF MERRITT ISLAND HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||3.31%|
|AGE OF MERRITT ISLAND HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||10.33%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||43.83%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||44.78%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||1.07%|
|MERRITT ISLAND REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$258,241|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,192|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $73,000||6.00%|
|$73,001 - $145,000||16.75%|
|$145,001 - $290,000||33.62%|
|$290,001 - $436,000||23.83%|
|$436,001 - $581,000||7.97%|
|$581,001 - $726,000||4.47%|
|$726,001 - $1,089,000||4.33%|
|$1,089,001 - $1,452,000||1.47%|
|PEOPLE OF MERRITT ISLAND||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||3.76%|
|5 TO 17||14.22%|
|18 TO 24||7.36%|
|25 TO 34||9.19%|
|35 TO 54||27.49%|
|55 TO 64||15.69%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||22.29%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||93.00%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$53,421|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$32,214|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||13.58%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Retail (12.85%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (8.63%)
Public Service (5.41%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||5.30%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.12%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||1.68%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||2.55%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||7.18%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||German (18.42%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (89.49%)
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