As of the 2000 Census, Malabar had a total population of 2,622 - 1,276 (48.70 percent) females and 1,346 (51.3 percent) males. The median age was 43.60 years. Twenty-two point four zero percent (22.40%) of the population was under 18 years and 15.60 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, Malabar had a total of 1,228 housing units, 12.20 percent of which were vacant. Of the total housing units, 77.93 percent were in single-unit structures, 1.38 percent were in multi-unit structures, and 14.80 percent were mobile homes. Twenty-eight point one eight percent (28.18%) of the housing units in Malabar were built since 1990.
As of the 2000 Census, Malabar had 1,033 occupied housing units - 950 (92.00 percent) owner occupied and 83 (8.00 percent) renter occupied. One point one zero percent (1.10%) of the households did not have telephone service and 2.10 percent of the households did not have access to a car, truck, or van for private use. Multi-Vehicle households were not rare; 64.47 percent had two vehicles and another 18.90 percent had three or more.
The median monthly housing costs for mortgaged owners was $973, nonmortgaged owners $310, and renters $573. Twenty-six point four seven percent (26.47%) of owners with mortgages, and 41.30 percent of renters in Malabar spent 30 percent or more of household income on housing.
As of the 2000 Census there were 2,622 people comprising 1,033 households in Malabar. The average household size was 2.53 people.
Families made up 73.30 percent of the households in Malabar. This figure includes both married-couple families (63.50 percent) and other families (9.80 percent). Nonfamily households made up 26.70 percent of all households in Malabar. 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.
Seven point four zero percent (7.40%) of the people living in Malabar as of the 2000 Census there were foreign born. Eighty-nine point three zero percent (89.30%) were native, including 28.80 percent who were born in Florida.
Among people at least five years old living in Malabar as of the 2000 Census, 7.30 percent spoke a language other than English at home. Of those speaking a language other than English at home, 0.20 percent spoke Spanish and 7.10 percent spoke some other language; 2.40 percent reported that they did not speak English "very well."
As of the 2000 Census, 59.70 percent of the people at least five years old living in Malabar were living in the same residence in 1995; 27.60 percent had moved during the past 5 years from another residence in Brevard County, 2.10 percent from another county in Florida, 8.70 percent from another state, and less than 1.90 percent from abroad.
As of the 2000 Census, 85.80 percent of people 25 years and over in Malabar had at least graduated from high school and 21.20 percent had a bachelor’s degree or higher. Eleven point seven zero percent (11.70%) were dropouts; they were not enrolled in school and had not graduated from high school.
The total school enrollment in Malabar was 628 as of the 2000 Census. Nursery school and kindergarten enrollment was 76 children and elementary or high school enrollment was 413 children. College or graduate school enrollment was 139 people.
In Malabar, among people at least five years old as of the 2000 Census, 15.90 percent reported a disability. The likelihood of having a disability varied by age - from 7.40 percent of people 5 to 20 years old, to 12.90 percent of people 21 to 64 years old, and to 37.80 percent of those 65 and older.
As of the 2000 Census, for the employed population 16 years and older, the leading industries in Malabar were Educational, Health And Social Services, 18.10 percent, and Retail Trade at 14.80 percent.
The most common occupations reported in Malabar, Florida were:
Seventy-seven point three zero percent (77.30%) of the people employed were Private wage and salary workers; 13.10 percent were Federal, state, or local government workers; and 9.40 percent were Self-employed in own not incorporated business.
Eighty-two point one zero percent (82.10%) of Malabar workers drove to work alone as of the 2000 Census, 12.10 percent carpooled, 1.00 percent took public transportation, and 0.60 percent used other means. The remaining 3.50 percent worked at home. Among those who commuted to work, it took them on average 24 minutes to get to work.
The median income of households in Malabar was $49,674. Eighty point zero zero percent (80.00%) of Malabar households received earnings and 22.40 percent received retirement income other than Social Security. Thirty point eight zero percent (30.80%) of Malabar households received Social Security. The average income from Social Security was $12,117. These income sources are not mutually exclusive; that is, some households received income from more than one source.
As of the 2000 Census, 10.70 percent of Malabar residents were in poverty. Five point five zero percent (5.50%) of related children under 18 were below the poverty level, compared with 4.20 percent of people 65 years old and over. Seven point five zero percent (7.50%) of all Malabar families and 21.00 percent of families with a female householder and no husband present had incomes below the poverty level.