As of the 2000 Census, Mims had a total population of 9,147 - 4,613 (50.40 percent) females and 4,534 (49.6 percent) males. The median age was 41.10 years. Twenty-four point zero zero percent (24.00%) of the population was under 18 years and 17.80 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, Mims had a total of 4,126 housing units, 13.90 percent of which were vacant. Of the total housing units, 65.08 percent were in single-unit structures, 1.96 percent were in multi-unit structures, and 29.70 percent were mobile homes. Sixteen point nine two percent (16.92%) of the housing units in Mims were built since 1990.
As of the 2000 Census, Mims had 3,591 occupied housing units - 3,084 (85.90 percent) owner occupied and 507 (14.10 percent) renter occupied. Four point five zero percent (4.50%) of the households did not have telephone service and 6.90 percent of the households did not have access to a car, truck, or van for private use. Multi-Vehicle households were not rare; 59.29 percent had two vehicles and another 18.10 percent had three or more.
The median monthly housing costs for mortgaged owners was $807, nonmortgaged owners $240, and renters $549. Twenty-eight point one eight percent (28.18%) of owners with mortgages, and 30.65 percent of renters in Mims spent 30 percent or more of household income on housing.
As of the 2000 Census there were 9,147 people comprising 3,591 households in Mims. The average household size was 2.52 people.
Families made up 71.70 percent of the households in Mims. This figure includes both married-couple families (55.60 percent) and other families (16.10 percent). Nonfamily households made up 28.30 percent of all households in Mims. 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.
Two point two zero percent (2.20%) of the people living in Mims as of the 2000 Census there were foreign born. Ninety-six point nine zero percent (96.90%) were native, including 40.00 percent who were born in Florida.
Among people at least five years old living in Mims as of the 2000 Census, 3.60 percent spoke a language other than English at home. Of those speaking a language other than English at home, 1.20 percent spoke Spanish and 2.40 percent spoke some other language; 0.80 percent reported that they did not speak English "very well."
As of the 2000 Census, 60.70 percent of the people at least five years old living in Mims were living in the same residence in 1995; 25.30 percent had moved during the past 5 years from another residence in Brevard County, 4.60 percent from another county in Florida, 8.90 percent from another state, and less than 0.40 percent from abroad.
As of the 2000 Census, 76.80 percent of people 25 years and over in Mims had at least graduated from high school and 11.00 percent had a bachelor’s degree or higher. Sixteen point zero zero percent (16.00%) were dropouts; they were not enrolled in school and had not graduated from high school.
The total school enrollment in Mims was 2,208 as of the 2000 Census. Nursery school and kindergarten enrollment was 310 children and elementary or high school enrollment was 1,635 children. College or graduate school enrollment was 263 people.
In Mims, among people at least five years old as of the 2000 Census, 24.23 percent reported a disability. The likelihood of having a disability varied by age - from 4.60 percent of people 5 to 20 years old, to 26.80 percent of people 21 to 64 years old, and to 49.10 percent of those 65 and older.
As of the 2000 Census, for the employed population 16 years and older, the leading industries in Mims were Educational, Health And Social Services, 16.40 percent, and Retail Trade at 13.30 percent.
The most common occupations reported in Mims, Florida were:
Seventy-three point eight zero percent (73.80%) of the people employed were Private wage and salary workers; 20.40 percent were Federal, state, or local government workers; and 5.50 percent were Self-employed in own not incorporated business.
Seventy-eight point nine zero percent (78.90%) of Mims workers drove to work alone as of the 2000 Census, 18.50 percent carpooled, 0.00 percent took public transportation, and 0.70 percent used other means. The remaining 1.00 percent worked at home. Among those who commuted to work, it took them on average 27 minutes to get to work.
The median income of households in Mims was $35,216. Seventy-two point zero zero percent (72.00%) of Mims households received earnings and 22.20 percent received retirement income other than Social Security. Thirty-seven point eight zero percent (37.80%) of Mims households received Social Security. The average income from Social Security was $10,361. These income sources are not mutually exclusive; that is, some households received income from more than one source.
As of the 2000 Census, 15.60 percent of Mims residents were in poverty. Twenty point five zero percent (20.50%) of related children under 18 were below the poverty level, compared with 12.40 percent of people 65 years old and over. Eleven point three zero percent (11.30%) of all Mims families and 34.80 percent of families with a female householder and no husband present had incomes below the poverty level.