Recent U.S. Census Data Shows Brevard County Population Nearing 600,000

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Brevard population is 51 percent female, 83 percent white

Recent U.S. Census data shows the Brevard County population nearing 600,000. As of July 1, 2017, Brevard has 589,162 residents – up from 543,378 recorded by the 2010 U.S. Census.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Recent U.S. Census data shows the Brevard County population nearing 600,000.

As of July 1, 2017, Brevard had 589,162 residents – up from 543,378 recorded by the 2010 U.S. Census.

The Brevard population is 51 percent female, 83 percent white, 28 percent college educated and has a median household income of about $50,000. The mean travel time to work is 24.4 minutes.

Check out below other interesting facts and stats about Brevardians and their lifestyle:

Brevard County, Florida
Population estimates, July 1, 2017, (V2017) 589,162
PEOPLE
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2017, (V2017) 589,162
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2017) 543,378
Population, percent change – April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2017, (V2017) 8.4%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 543,376
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent

4.7%

Persons under 18 years, percent

18.5%

Persons 65 years and over, percent

23.3%

Female persons, percent

51.2%

Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent(a)

83.4%

Black or African American alone, percent(a)

10.7%

American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)

0.5%

Asian alone, percent(a)

2.6%

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)

0.1%

Two or More Races, percent

2.7%

Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)

10.4%

White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent

74.5%

Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2012-2016 65,412
Foreign born persons, percent, 2012-2016 8.6%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2017, (V2017) 278,104
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2012-2016 71.7%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2012-2016 $150,500
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2012-2016 $1,263
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2012-2016 $420
Median gross rent, 2012-2016 $936
Building permits, 2017 2,753
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2012-2016 224,373
Persons per household, 2012-2016 2.47
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2012-2016 85.2%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2012-2016 10.4%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2012-2016 91.2%
Bachelor’s degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2012-2016 27.7%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2012-2016 9.6%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent

13.2%

Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2012-2016 55.0%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2012-2016 50.9%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 902,562
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 3,727,631
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 5,441,890
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,846,458
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 6,527,527
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $11,927
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2012-2016 24.2
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2016 dollars), 2012-2016 $49,914
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2016 dollars), 2012-2016 $28,189
Persons in poverty, percent

14.7%

BUSINESSES
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2016 13,927
Total employment, 2016 176,190
Total annual payroll, 2016 ($1,000) 7,665,297
Total employment, percent change, 2015-2016 3.7%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2016 41,969
All firms, 2012 44,670
Men-owned firms, 2012 22,885
Women-owned firms, 2012 16,878
Minority-owned firms, 2012 8,913
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 34,184
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 4,815
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 37,709
GEOGRAPHY
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 535.0
Land area in square miles, 2010 1,015.66
FIPS Code 12009

Value Notes

     Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

    Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info  icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

    The vintage year (e.g., V2017) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2017). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

    Fact Notes

    • (a)Includes persons reporting only one race
    • (b)Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in applicable race categories
    • (c)Economic Census – Puerto Rico data are not comparable to U.S. Economic Census data

    Value Flags

    • DSuppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information
    • FFewer than 25 firms
    • FNFootnote on this item in place of data
    • NANot available
    • SSuppressed; does not meet publication standards
    • XNot applicable
    • ZValue greater than zero but less than half unit of measure shown
    • -Either no or too few sample observations were available to compute an estimate, or a ratio of medians cannot be calculated because one or both of the median estimates falls in the lowest or upper interval of an open ended distribution.

    QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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