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Statistical Characteristics of West Melbourne

Population Of West Melbourne

As of the 2000 Census, West Melbourne had a total population of 9,824 - 5,295 (53.90 percent) females and 4,529 (46.1 percent) males. The median age was 48.60 years. Fifteen point nine zero percent (15.90%) of the population was under 18 years and 31.00 percent was 65 years and older.

The Age Distribution of People in West Melbourne, Florida as of the 2000 Census
The Age Distribution of People in West Melbourne, Florida as of the 2000 Census 65 and over
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31.00%
45 to 64
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23.09%
25 to 44
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24.25%
15 to 24
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8.27%
5 to 14
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8.99%
Under 5
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4.40%
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Percent of West Melbourne population

For people reporting one race alone;

  • Ninety-three point seven zero percent (93.70%) were White;
  • One point four zero percent (1.40%) were Black or African American;
  • Less than 0.10 percent were American Indian or Alaska Native;
  • Two point one zero percent (2.10%) were Asian;
  • Less than 0.00 percent were Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander;
  • One point two zero percent (1.20%) were Some other race.
  • One point five zero percent (1.50%) reported Two or more races.
  • Three point eight zero percent (3.80%) of the people in West Melbourne were Hispanic.
  • Ninety-one point four zero percent (91.40%) of the people in West Melbourne were White non-Hispanic.

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

West Melbourne Housing Characteristics

As of the 2000 Census, West Melbourne had a total of 4,853 housing units, 7.70 percent of which were vacant. Of the total housing units, 55.66 percent were in single-unit structures, 32.17 percent were in multi-unit structures, and 12.20 percent were mobile homes. Twenty-two point four four percent (22.44%) of the housing units in West Melbourne were built since 1990.

The Types of Housing Units in West Melbourne, Florida as of the 2000 Census
The Types of Housing Units in West Melbourne, Florida as of the 2000 Census Single-unit structures
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55.66%
In multi-unit structures
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32.17%
Mobile homes
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12.20%
Boat, RV, Van, Etc. 0.00%
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Percent of housing units
Occupied Housing Unit Characteristics

As of the 2000 Census, West Melbourne had 4,497 occupied housing units - 3,222 (71.60 percent) owner occupied and 1,275 (28.40 percent) renter occupied. Point four zero percent (0.40%) of the households did not have telephone service and 8.90 percent of the households did not have access to a car, truck, or van for private use. Multi-Vehicle households were not rare; 43.67 percent had two vehicles and another 7.90 percent had three or more.

West Melbourne Housing Costs

The median monthly housing costs for mortgaged owners was $865, nonmortgaged owners $243, and renters $658. Twenty-five point four six percent (25.46%) of owners with mortgages, and 40.64 percent of renters in West Melbourne spent 30 percent or more of household income on housing.

Occupants with a Housing Cost Burden in West Melbourne, Florida as of the 2000 Census
Occupants with a Housing Cost Burden in West Melbourne, Florida as of the 2000 Census Owners with mortgage
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25.46%
Renters
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40.64%
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Percent paying 30 percent or more of income for housing
West Melbourne Households And Families

As of the 2000 Census there were 9,824 people comprising 4,497 households in West Melbourne. The average household size was 2.08 people.

Families made up 59.90 percent of the households in West Melbourne. This figure includes both married-couple families (49.00 percent) and other families (10.90 percent). Nonfamily households made up 40.10 percent of all households in West Melbourne. 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 West Melbourne, Florida as of the 2000 Census
The Types of Households in West Melbourne, Florida as of the 2000 Census Married-Couple Family
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49.00%
Other Families
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10.90%
People Living Alone
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34.00%
Other Nonfamily Households
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6.10%
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Percent of households
Nativity And Language

Eight point three zero percent (8.30%) of the people living in West Melbourne as of the 2000 Census there were foreign born. Eighty-nine point seven zero percent (89.70%) were native, including 20.40 percent who were born in Florida.

Among people at least five years old living in West Melbourne as of the 2000 Census, 10.60 percent spoke a language other than English at home. Of those speaking a language other than English at home, 5.60 percent spoke Spanish and 5.00 percent spoke some other language; 3.60 percent reported that they did not speak English "very well."

Geographic Mobility

As of the 2000 Census, 46.70 percent of the people at least five years old living in West Melbourne were living in the same residence in 1995; 29.20 percent had moved during the past 5 years from another residence in Brevard County, 6.90 percent from another county in Florida, 14.50 percent from another state, and less than 2.70 percent from abroad.

Geographic Mobility of Residents of West Melbourne, Florida as of the 2000 Census
Geographic Mobility of Residents of West Melbourne, Florida as of the 2000 Census Same residence
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46.70%
Different residence, same county
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29.20%
Different county, same state
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6.90%
Different state
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14.50%
Abroad
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2.70%
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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 West Melbourne had at least graduated from high school and 25.20 percent had a bachelor’s degree or higher. Eight point one zero percent (8.10%) were dropouts; they were not enrolled in school and had not graduated from high school.

The total school enrollment in West Melbourne was 1,739 as of the 2000 Census. Nursery school and kindergarten enrollment was 195 children and elementary or high school enrollment was 1,008 children. College or graduate school enrollment was 536 people.

The Educational Attainment of People in West Melbourne, Florida as of the 2000 Census
The Educational Attainment of People in West Melbourne, Florida as of the 2000 Census Graduate or professional degree
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8.70%
Bachelor's degree
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16.50%
Associate's degree
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9.60%
Some college, no degree
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23.60%
High school diploma or equivalency
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28.90%
Less than high school diploma
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12.70%
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Percent of people 25 years and over
Disability

In West Melbourne, among people at least five years old as of the 2000 Census, 22.37 percent reported a disability. The likelihood of having a disability varied by age - from 9.30 percent of people 5 to 20 years old, to 17.80 percent of people 21 to 64 years old, and to 42.40 percent of those 65 and older.

Industries in West Melbourne

As of the 2000 Census, for the employed population 16 years and older, the leading industries in West Melbourne were Manufacturing, 19.20 percent, and Educational, Health And Social Services at 18.90 percent.

Employment by Industry in West Melbourne, Florida as of the 2000 Census
Employment by Industry in West Melbourne, Florida as of the 2000 Census Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing And Hunting, And Mining 0.00%
Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, Accommodation And Food Services
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6.50%
Construction
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7.00%
Educational, Health And Social Services
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18.90%
Finance, Insurance, Real Estate, And Rental And Leasing
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5.70%
Information
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5.00%
Manufacturing
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19.20%
Other Services (except Public Administration)
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2.60%
Professional, Scientific, Management, Administrative, And Waste Management Services
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7.10%
Public Administration
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7.10%
Retail Trade
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13.50%
Transportation And Warehousing, And Utilities
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4.20%
Wholesale Trade
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3.10%
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Percent of employed people 16 years and over
West Melbourne Occupations And Types Of Employers

The most common occupations reported in West Melbourne, Florida were:

  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations, 41.90 percent;
  • Sales And Office Occupations, 27.00 percent;
  • Production, Transportation, And Material Moving Occupations, 12.00 percent;
  • Service Occupations, 11.50 percent;
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations, 7.60 percent;
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations, 0.00 percent;

Seventy-eight point eight zero percent (78.80%) of the people employed were Private wage and salary workers; 16.30 percent were Federal, state, or local government workers; and 4.50 percent were Self-employed in own not incorporated business.

Traveling To Work from West Melbourne

Eighty-seven point one zero percent (87.10%) of West Melbourne workers drove to work alone as of the 2000 Census, 6.50 percent carpooled, 0.30 percent took public transportation, and 1.80 percent used other means. The remaining 1.80 percent worked at home. Among those who commuted to work, it took them on average 19 minutes to get to work.

Income in West Melbourne

The median income of households in West Melbourne was $37,391. Sixty-four point seven zero percent (64.70%) of West Melbourne households received earnings and 33.60 percent received retirement income other than Social Security. Fourty-three point one zero percent (43.10%) of West Melbourne households received Social Security. The average income from Social Security was $12,042. These income sources are not mutually exclusive; that is, some households received income from more than one source.

Poverty in West Melbourne

As of the 2000 Census, 7.80 percent of West Melbourne residents were in poverty. Nine point nine zero percent (9.90%) of related children under 18 were below the poverty level, compared with 6.80 percent of people 65 years old and over. Four point nine zero percent (4.90%) of all West Melbourne families and 11.40 percent of families with a female householder and no husband present had incomes below the poverty level.

Poverty Rates in West Melbourne, Florida as of the 2000 Census
Poverty Rates in West Melbourne, Florida as of the 2000 Census People age 65 and over
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6.80%
Related children under 18 years
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9.90%
All families
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4.90%
Female householder families
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11.40%
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Percent below poverty level
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