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Statistical Characteristics of Rockledge

Population Of Rockledge

As of the 2000 Census, Rockledge had a total population of 20,170 - 10,584 (52.50 percent) females and 9,586 (47.5 percent) males. The median age was 40.50 years. Twenty-three point eight zero percent (23.80%) of the population was under 18 years and 16.40 percent was 65 years and older.

The Age Distribution of People in Rockledge, Florida as of the 2000 Census
The Age Distribution of People in Rockledge, Florida as of the 2000 Census 65 and over
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16.40%
45 to 64
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25.17%
25 to 44
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28.60%
15 to 24
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10.29%
5 to 14
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13.94%
Under 5
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5.60%
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Percent of Rockledge population

For people reporting one race alone;

  • Eighty-one point one zero percent (81.10%) were White;
  • Fourteen point six zero percent (14.60%) were Black or African American;
  • Less than 0.30 percent were American Indian or Alaska Native;
  • One point seven zero percent (1.70%) were Asian;
  • Less than 0.10 percent were Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander;
  • Less than 0.70 percent were Some other race.
  • One point six zero percent (1.60%) reported Two or more races.
  • Three point three zero percent (3.30%) of the people in Rockledge were Hispanic.
  • Seventy-eight point eight zero percent (78.80%) of the people in Rockledge were White non-Hispanic.

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

Rockledge Housing Characteristics

As of the 2000 Census, Rockledge had a total of 8,288 housing units, 5.90 percent of which were vacant. Of the total housing units, 81.12 percent were in single-unit structures, 13.86 percent were in multi-unit structures, and 4.90 percent were mobile homes. Twenty-four point zero two percent (24.02%) of the housing units in Rockledge were built since 1990.

The Types of Housing Units in Rockledge, Florida as of the 2000 Census
The Types of Housing Units in Rockledge, Florida as of the 2000 Census Single-unit structures
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81.12%
In multi-unit structures
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13.86%
Mobile homes
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4.90%
Boat, RV, Van, Etc. 0.10%
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Percent of housing units
Occupied Housing Unit Characteristics

As of the 2000 Census, Rockledge had 7,864 occupied housing units - 6,372 (81.00 percent) owner occupied and 1,492 (19.00 percent) renter occupied. One point one zero percent (1.10%) of the households did not have telephone service and 3.30 percent of the households did not have access to a car, truck, or van for private use. Multi-Vehicle households were not rare; 60.99 percent had two vehicles and another 16.20 percent had three or more.

Rockledge Housing Costs

The median monthly housing costs for mortgaged owners was $922, nonmortgaged owners $280, and renters $708. Twenty-seven point five three percent (27.53%) of owners with mortgages, and 30.84 percent of renters in Rockledge spent 30 percent or more of household income on housing.

Occupants with a Housing Cost Burden in Rockledge, Florida as of the 2000 Census
Occupants with a Housing Cost Burden in Rockledge, Florida as of the 2000 Census Owners with mortgage
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27.53%
Renters
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30.84%
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Percent paying 30 percent or more of income for housing
Rockledge Households And Families

As of the 2000 Census there were 20,170 people comprising 7,864 households in Rockledge. The average household size was 2.51 people.

Families made up 72.20 percent of the households in Rockledge. This figure includes both married-couple families (56.80 percent) and other families (15.40 percent). Nonfamily households made up 27.80 percent of all households in Rockledge. 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 Rockledge, Florida as of the 2000 Census
The Types of Households in Rockledge, Florida as of the 2000 Census Married-Couple Family
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56.80%
Other Families
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15.40%
People Living Alone
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22.50%
Other Nonfamily Households
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5.30%
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Percent of households
Nativity And Language

Four point six zero percent (4.60%) of the people living in Rockledge as of the 2000 Census there were foreign born. Ninety-three point seven zero percent (93.70%) were native, including 36.80 percent who were born in Florida.

Among people at least five years old living in Rockledge 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, 3.30 percent spoke Spanish and 3.80 percent spoke some other language; 2.20 percent reported that they did not speak English "very well."

Geographic Mobility

As of the 2000 Census, 54.60 percent of the people at least five years old living in Rockledge were living in the same residence in 1995; 29.90 percent had moved during the past 5 years from another residence in Brevard County, 5.00 percent from another county in Florida, 9.40 percent from another state, and less than 1.10 percent from abroad.

Geographic Mobility of Residents of Rockledge, Florida as of the 2000 Census
Geographic Mobility of Residents of Rockledge, Florida as of the 2000 Census Same residence
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54.60%
Different residence, same county
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29.90%
Different county, same state
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5.00%
Different state
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9.40%
Abroad
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1.10%
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Percent of people age 5 years and older
Education

As of the 2000 Census, 87.40 percent of people 25 years and over in Rockledge had at least graduated from high school and 24.40 percent had a bachelor’s degree or higher. Nine point two zero percent (9.20%) were dropouts; they were not enrolled in school and had not graduated from high school.

The total school enrollment in Rockledge was 5,067 as of the 2000 Census. Nursery school and kindergarten enrollment was 560 children and elementary or high school enrollment was 3,521 children. College or graduate school enrollment was 986 people.

The Educational Attainment of People in Rockledge, Florida as of the 2000 Census
The Educational Attainment of People in Rockledge, Florida as of the 2000 Census Graduate or professional degree
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8.40%
Bachelor's degree
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16.00%
Associate's degree
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10.00%
Some college, no degree
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25.00%
High school diploma or equivalency
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28.00%
Less than high school diploma
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12.60%
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Percent of people 25 years and over
Disability

In Rockledge, among people at least five years old as of the 2000 Census, 19.80 percent reported a disability. The likelihood of having a disability varied by age - from 8.00 percent of people 5 to 20 years old, to 20.00 percent of people 21 to 64 years old, and to 46.70 percent of those 65 and older.

Industries in Rockledge

As of the 2000 Census, for the employed population 16 years and older, the leading industries in Rockledge were Educational, Health And Social Services, 20.80 percent, and Manufacturing at 12.90 percent.

Employment by Industry in Rockledge, Florida as of the 2000 Census
Employment by Industry in Rockledge, Florida as of the 2000 Census Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing And Hunting, And Mining 0.10%
Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, Accommodation And Food Services
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7.70%
Construction
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5.70%
Educational, Health And Social Services
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20.80%
Finance, Insurance, Real Estate, And Rental And Leasing
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4.20%
Information
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4.00%
Manufacturing
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12.90%
Other Services (except Public Administration)
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3.90%
Professional, Scientific, Management, Administrative, And Waste Management Services
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11.70%
Public Administration
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10.10%
Retail Trade
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11.60%
Transportation And Warehousing, And Utilities
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4.30%
Wholesale Trade
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2.90%
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Percent of employed people 16 years and over
Rockledge Occupations And Types Of Employers

The most common occupations reported in Rockledge, Florida were:

  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations, 37.80 percent;
  • Sales And Office Occupations, 28.70 percent;
  • Service Occupations, 15.10 percent;
  • Production, Transportation, And Material Moving Occupations, 11.10 percent;
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations, 7.20 percent;
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations, 0.10 percent;

Seventy-four point four zero percent (74.40%) of the people employed were Private wage and salary workers; 19.50 percent were Federal, state, or local government workers; and 5.90 percent were Self-employed in own not incorporated business.

Traveling To Work from Rockledge

Eighty-five point six zero percent (85.60%) of Rockledge workers drove to work alone as of the 2000 Census, 9.50 percent carpooled, 0.30 percent took public transportation, and 1.10 percent used other means. The remaining 2.70 percent worked at home. Among those who commuted to work, it took them on average 24 minutes to get to work.

Income in Rockledge

The median income of households in Rockledge was $45,218. Seventy-nine point eight zero percent (79.80%) of Rockledge households received earnings and 24.00 percent received retirement income other than Social Security. Thirty-one point one zero percent (31.10%) of Rockledge households received Social Security. The average income from Social Security was $11,760. These income sources are not mutually exclusive; that is, some households received income from more than one source.

Poverty in Rockledge

As of the 2000 Census, 6.50 percent of Rockledge residents were in poverty. Six point two zero percent (6.20%) of related children under 18 were below the poverty level, compared with 7.20 percent of people 65 years old and over. Four point zero zero percent (4.00%) of all Rockledge families and 14.10 percent of families with a female householder and no husband present had incomes below the poverty level.

Poverty Rates in Rockledge, Florida as of the 2000 Census
Poverty Rates in Rockledge, Florida as of the 2000 Census People age 65 and over
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7.20%
Related children under 18 years
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6.20%
All families
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4.00%
Female householder families
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14.10%
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Percent below poverty level
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