As of the 2000 Census, Melbourne Beach had a total population of 3,335 - 1,641 (49.20 percent) females and 1,694 (50.8 percent) males. The median age was 45.70 years. Twenty point one zero percent (20.10%) of the population was under 18 years and 22.50 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, Melbourne Beach had a total of 1,528 housing units, 8.60 percent of which were vacant. Of the total housing units, 81.81 percent were in single-unit structures, 18.19 percent were in multi-unit structures, and 0.00 percent were mobile homes. Eight point four four percent (8.44%) of the housing units in Melbourne Beach were built since 1990.
As of the 2000 Census, Melbourne Beach had 1,422 occupied housing units - 1,196 (84.10 percent) owner occupied and 226 (15.90 percent) renter occupied. Point six zero percent (0.60%) of the households did not have telephone service and 2.30 percent of the households did not have access to a car, truck, or van for private use. Multi-Vehicle households were not rare; 65.19 percent had two vehicles and another 15.40 percent had three or more.
The median monthly housing costs for mortgaged owners was $1,340, nonmortgaged owners $412, and renters $686. Thirty-seven point seven five percent (37.75%) of owners with mortgages, and 31.84 percent of renters in Melbourne Beach spent 30 percent or more of household income on housing.
As of the 2000 Census there were 3,335 people comprising 1,422 households in Melbourne Beach. The average household size was 2.35 people.
Families made up 69.80 percent of the households in Melbourne Beach. This figure includes both married-couple families (61.70 percent) and other families (8.10 percent). Nonfamily households made up 30.20 percent of all households in Melbourne Beach. 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 Melbourne Beach as of the 2000 Census there were foreign born. Ninety-two point three zero percent (92.30%) were native, including 23.20 percent who were born in Florida.
Among people at least five years old living in Melbourne Beach as of the 2000 Census, 7.10 percent spoke a language other than English at home. Of those speaking a language other than English at home, 2.50 percent spoke Spanish and 4.60 percent spoke some other language; 1.80 percent reported that they did not speak English "very well."
As of the 2000 Census, 53.60 percent of the people at least five years old living in Melbourne Beach were living in the same residence in 1995; 26.10 percent had moved during the past 5 years from another residence in Brevard County, 5.10 percent from another county in Florida, 12.50 percent from another state, and less than 2.60 percent from abroad.
As of the 2000 Census, 93.80 percent of people 25 years and over in Melbourne Beach had at least graduated from high school and 44.20 percent had a bachelor’s degree or higher. Five point zero zero percent (5.00%) were dropouts; they were not enrolled in school and had not graduated from high school.
The total school enrollment in Melbourne Beach was 751 as of the 2000 Census. Nursery school and kindergarten enrollment was 91 children and elementary or high school enrollment was 538 children. College or graduate school enrollment was 122 people.
In Melbourne Beach, among people at least five years old as of the 2000 Census, 18.92 percent reported a disability. The likelihood of having a disability varied by age - from 1.40 percent of people 5 to 20 years old, to 16.20 percent of people 21 to 64 years old, and to 43.70 percent of those 65 and older.
As of the 2000 Census, for the employed population 16 years and older, the leading industries in Melbourne Beach were Educational, Health And Social Services, 20.60 percent, and Professional, Scientific, Management, Administrative, And Waste Management Services at 11.70 percent.
The most common occupations reported in Melbourne Beach, Florida were:
Seventy-seven point three zero percent (77.30%) of the people employed were Private wage and salary workers; 13.40 percent were Federal, state, or local government workers; and 9.30 percent were Self-employed in own not incorporated business.
Eighty-five point six zero percent (85.60%) of Melbourne Beach workers drove to work alone as of the 2000 Census, 4.50 percent carpooled, 0.00 percent took public transportation, and 2.20 percent used other means. The remaining 5.80 percent worked at home. Among those who commuted to work, it took them on average 28 minutes to get to work.
The median income of households in Melbourne Beach was $57,035. Sixty-nine point zero zero percent (69.00%) of Melbourne Beach households received earnings and 32.50 percent received retirement income other than Social Security. Fourty point zero zero percent (40.00%) of Melbourne Beach households received Social Security. The average income from Social Security was $12,702. These income sources are not mutually exclusive; that is, some households received income from more than one source.
As of the 2000 Census, 3.80 percent of Melbourne Beach residents were in poverty. Point zero zero percent (0.00%) of related children under 18 were below the poverty level, compared with 2.20 percent of people 65 years old and over. One point six zero percent (1.60%) of all Melbourne Beach families and 6.60 percent of families with a female householder and no husband present had incomes below the poverty level.