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 27,830 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, West Melbourne is the 123rd largest community in Florida. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in West Melbourne, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to West Melbourne, and putting down their money on brand new construction. West Melbourne’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. West Melbourne does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $76,848.00.

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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 10.75% 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.

The citizens of West Melbourne are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 39.78% of adults in West Melbourne have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in West Melbourne in 2018 was $35,247, which is middle income relative to Florida, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $140,988 for a family of four. However, West Melbourne contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 Black or African-American. 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 12.79% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in West Melbourne include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

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

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