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Statistical Characteristics of Brevard County

Population Of Brevard County

As of the 2000 Census, Brevard County had a total population of 476,230 - 243,044 (51.00 percent) females and 233,186 (49.0 percent) males. The median age was 41.40 years. Twenty-two point zero zero percent (22.00%) of the population was under 18 years and 19.90 percent was 65 years and older.

The Age Distribution of People in Brevard County, Florida as of the 2000 Census
The Age Distribution of People in Brevard County, Florida as of the 2000 Census 65 and over
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19.90%
45 to 64
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24.26%
25 to 44
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27.10%
15 to 24
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10.64%
5 to 14
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12.92%
Under 5
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5.20%
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Percent of Brevard County population

For people reporting one race alone;

  • Eighty-six point eight zero percent (86.80%) were White;
  • Eight point four zero percent (8.40%) were Black or African American;
  • Less than 0.40 percent were American Indian or Alaska Native;
  • One point five zero percent (1.50%) were Asian;
  • Less than 0.10 percent were Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander;
  • One point one zero percent (1.10%) were Some other race.
  • One point eight zero percent (1.80%) reported Two or more races.
  • Four point six zero percent (4.60%) of the people in Brevard County were Hispanic.
  • Eighty-three point seven zero percent (83.70%) of the people in Brevard County were White non-Hispanic.

Note: People of Hispanic origin may be of any race.

Brevard County Housing Characteristics

As of the 2000 Census, Brevard County had a total of 222,072 housing units, 10.80 percent of which were vacant. Of the total housing units, 66.11 percent were in single-unit structures, 22.50 percent were in multi-unit structures, and 10.80 percent were mobile homes. Twenty-two point one eight percent (22.18%) of the housing units in Brevard County were built since 1990.

The Types of Housing Units in Brevard County, Florida as of the 2000 Census
The Types of Housing Units in Brevard County, Florida as of the 2000 Census Single-unit structures
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66.11%
In multi-unit structures
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22.50%
Mobile homes
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10.80%
Boat, RV, Van, Etc.
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0.50%
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Percent of housing units
Occupied Housing Unit Characteristics

As of the 2000 Census, Brevard County had 198,195 occupied housing units - 147,885 (74.60 percent) owner occupied and 50,310 (25.40 percent) renter occupied. One point eight zero percent (1.80%) of the households did not have telephone service and 5.30 percent of the households did not have access to a car, truck, or van for private use. Multi-Vehicle households were not rare; 53.76 percent had two vehicles and another 12.90 percent had three or more.

Brevard County Housing Costs

The median monthly housing costs for mortgaged owners was $900, nonmortgaged owners $285, and renters $604. Twenty-nine point five six percent (29.56%) of owners with mortgages, and 37.83 percent of renters in Brevard County spent 30 percent or more of household income on housing.

Occupants with a Housing Cost Burden in Brevard County, Florida as of the 2000 Census
Occupants with a Housing Cost Burden in Brevard County, Florida as of the 2000 Census Owners with mortgage
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29.56%
Renters
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37.83%
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Percent paying 30 percent or more of income for housing
Brevard County Households And Families

As of the 2000 Census there were 476,230 people comprising 198,195 households in Brevard County. The average household size was 2.35 people.

Families made up 66.80 percent of the households in Brevard County. This figure includes both married-couple families (53.00 percent) and other families (13.80 percent). Nonfamily households made up 33.20 percent of all households in Brevard County. Most of the nonfamily households were people living alone, but some were composed of people living in households in which no one was related to the householder.

The Types of Households in Brevard County, Florida as of the 2000 Census
The Types of Households in Brevard County, Florida as of the 2000 Census Married-Couple Family
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53.00%
Other Families
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13.80%
People Living Alone
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26.90%
Other Nonfamily Households
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6.30%
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Percent of households
Nativity And Language

Six point five zero percent (6.50%) of the people living in Brevard County as of the 2000 Census there were foreign born. Ninety-one point two zero percent (91.20%) were native, including 28.10 percent who were born in Florida.

Among people at least five years old living in Brevard County as of the 2000 Census, 8.70 percent spoke a language other than English at home. Of those speaking a language other than English at home, 4.10 percent spoke Spanish and 4.60 percent spoke some other language; 2.60 percent reported that they did not speak English "very well."

Geographic Mobility

As of the 2000 Census, 51.60 percent of the people at least five years old living in Brevard County were living in the same residence in 1995; 25.60 percent had moved during the past 5 years from another residence in Brevard County, 6.40 percent from another county in Florida, 14.50 percent from another state, and less than 1.90 percent from abroad.

Geographic Mobility of Residents of Brevard County, Florida as of the 2000 Census
Geographic Mobility of Residents of Brevard County, Florida as of the 2000 Census Same residence
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51.60%
Different residence, same county
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25.60%
Different county, same state
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6.40%
Different state
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14.50%
Abroad
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1.90%
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Percent of people age 5 years and older
Education

As of the 2000 Census, 86.30 percent of people 25 years and over in Brevard County had at least graduated from high school and 23.60 percent had a bachelor’s degree or higher. Ten point three zero percent (10.30%) were dropouts; they were not enrolled in school and had not graduated from high school.

The total school enrollment in Brevard County was 112,005 as of the 2000 Census. Nursery school and kindergarten enrollment was 13,607 children and elementary or high school enrollment was 74,521 children. College or graduate school enrollment was 23,877 people.

The Educational Attainment of People in Brevard County, Florida as of the 2000 Census
The Educational Attainment of People in Brevard County, Florida as of the 2000 Census Graduate or professional degree
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8.40%
Bachelor's degree
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15.20%
Associate's degree
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8.90%
Some college, no degree
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25.00%
High school diploma or equivalency
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28.90%
Less than high school diploma
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13.60%
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Percent of people 25 years and over
Disability

In Brevard County, among people at least five years old as of the 2000 Census, 20.39 percent reported a disability. The likelihood of having a disability varied by age - from 9.50 percent of people 5 to 20 years old, to 20.50 percent of people 21 to 64 years old, and to 38.50 percent of those 65 and older.

Industries in Brevard County

As of the 2000 Census, for the employed population 16 years and older, the leading industries in Brevard County were Educational, Health And Social Services, 17.40 percent, and Manufacturing at 13.60 percent.

Employment by Industry in Brevard County, Florida as of the 2000 Census
Employment by Industry in Brevard County, Florida as of the 2000 Census Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing And Hunting, And Mining
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0.50%
Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, Accommodation And Food Services
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9.90%
Construction
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7.90%
Educational, Health And Social Services
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17.40%
Finance, Insurance, Real Estate, And Rental And Leasing
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5.20%
Information
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3.20%
Manufacturing
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13.60%
Other Services (except Public Administration)
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4.60%
Professional, Scientific, Management, Administrative, And Waste Management Services
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10.50%
Public Administration
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7.30%
Retail Trade
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13.40%
Transportation And Warehousing, And Utilities
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4.10%
Wholesale Trade
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2.50%
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Percent of employed people 16 years and over
Brevard County Occupations And Types Of Employers

The most common occupations reported in Brevard County, Florida were:

  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations, 34.90 percent;
  • Sales And Office Occupations, 26.90 percent;
  • Service Occupations, 16.50 percent;
  • Production, Transportation, And Material Moving Occupations, 10.80 percent;
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations, 10.50 percent;
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations, 0.30 percent;

Seventy-eight point one zero percent (78.10%) of the people employed were Private wage and salary workers; 15.40 percent were Federal, state, or local government workers; and 6.20 percent were Self-employed in own not incorporated business.

Traveling To Work from Brevard County

Eighty-three point four zero percent (83.40%) of Brevard County workers drove to work alone as of the 2000 Census, 10.70 percent carpooled, 0.30 percent took public transportation, and 1.70 percent used other means. The remaining 2.70 percent worked at home. Among those who commuted to work, it took them on average 25 minutes to get to work.

Income in Brevard County

The median income of households in Brevard County was $40,099. Seventy-two point three zero percent (72.30%) of Brevard County households received earnings and 27.20 percent received retirement income other than Social Security. Thirty-five point eight zero percent (35.80%) of Brevard County households received Social Security. The average income from Social Security was $12,135. These income sources are not mutually exclusive; that is, some households received income from more than one source.

Poverty in Brevard County

As of the 2000 Census, 9.50 percent of Brevard County residents were in poverty. Thirteen point zero zero percent (13.00%) of related children under 18 were below the poverty level, compared with 6.50 percent of people 65 years old and over. Six point eight zero percent (6.80%) of all Brevard County families and 23.50 percent of families with a female householder and no husband present had incomes below the poverty level.

Poverty Rates in Brevard County, Florida as of the 2000 Census
Poverty Rates in Brevard County, Florida as of the 2000 Census People age 65 and over
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6.50%
Related children under 18 years
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13.00%
All families
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6.80%
Female householder families
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23.50%
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Percent below poverty level
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