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West Melbourne, FL
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Living in West Melbourne

West Melbourne is a medium-sized city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 28,837 people and seven associated neighborhoods, West Melbourne is the 123rd largest community in Florida. West Melbourne has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in West Melbourne, where the median household income is $86,398.00.

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

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 13.90% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

The citizens of West Melbourne are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 39.96% of adults in West Melbourne have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in West Melbourne in 2018 was $38,330, which is upper middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $153,320 for a family of four.

West Melbourne is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call West Melbourne home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of West Melbourne residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. West Melbourne also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 14.40% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in West Melbourne include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.

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

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