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.
For people reporting one race alone;
Note: People of Hispanic origin may be of any race.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
The most common occupations reported in Brevard County, Florida were:
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.
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.
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.
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.