Brevard County, FL

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2022 Population
610,723
1.52% 1-year growth
US Senator
Marco Rubio
Republican Party
US Senator
Rick Scott
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
47
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
10.1%
4.63% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$71,308
12.1% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$278,000
18% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
272,451
2.34% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Brevard County, FL had a population of 611k people with a median age of 47 and a median household income of $71,308. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Brevard County, FL grew from 601,573 to 610,723, a 1.52% increase and its median household income grew from $63,632 to $71,308, a 12.1% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Brevard County, FL are White (Non-Hispanic) (72%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (9.23%), White (Hispanic) (5.05%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.2%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (3.67%).

None of the households in Brevard County, FL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.1% of the residents in Brevard County, FL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Brevard County, FL are Eastern Florida State College (132693) (5,016 degrees awarded in 2022), Florida Institute of Technology (2,019 degrees), and Florida Institute of Technology-Online (561 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Brevard County, FL was $278,000, and the homeownership rate was 76.7%.

Most people in Brevard County, FL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Brevard County, FL was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Brevard County, FL is home to a population of 611k people, from which 97.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 9.18% of Brevard County, FL residents were born outside of the country (56k people).

In 2022, there were 7.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (440k people) in Brevard County, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 56.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 30.8k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.1%
2022 Citizenship
97.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.1% of Brevard County, FL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Brevard County, FL was 97.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Brevard County, FL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    440k ± 1.37k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    56.4k ± 1.65k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    30.8k ± 1.98k
11.4%
Hispanic Population
69.4k people

In 2022, there were 7.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (440k people) in Brevard County, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 56.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 30.8k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

11.4% of the people in Brevard County, FL are hispanic (69.4k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Brevard County, FL as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Cuba
    1,003,261 ± 24,014 people
  2. Haiti
    344,713 ± 14,299 people
  3. Colombia
    299,067 ± 13,333 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Florida was Cuba, the natal country of 1,003,261 Florida residents, followed by Haiti with 344,713 and Colombia with 299,067.

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Foreign-Born Population

9.18%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
56k people
8.79%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
52.9k people

As of 2022, 9.18% of Brevard County, FL residents (56k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Brevard County, FL was 8.79%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    21,774 ± 1,050
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    15,618 ± 1,362
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    11,335 ± 856

Brevard County, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.39 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Brevard County, FL employs 272k people. The largest industries in Brevard County, FL are Health Care & Social Assistance (37,056 people), Manufacturing (32,177 people), and Retail Trade (32,034 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($79,293), Manufacturing ($74,043), and Public Administration ($65,922).

Males in Florida have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $56,054. The income inequality in Florida (measured using the Gini index) is 0.474, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

272k
2022 Value
± 5,073
2.34%
1 Year growth
± 2.57%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Brevard County, FL grew at a rate of 2.34%, from 266k employees to 272k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Brevard County, FL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (31,028 people), Management Occupations (29,871 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (26,378 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Brevard County, FL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

272k
2022 Value
± 5,073
2.34%
1 Year growth
± 2.57%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Brevard County, FL grew at a rate of 2.34%, from 266k employees to 272k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Brevard County, FL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (37,056 people), Manufacturing (32,177 people), and Retail Trade (32,034 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Brevard County, FL, though some of these residents may live in Brevard County, FL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$50,273
Median earning men ± $1,136
$35,283
Median earning women ± $872

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Manufacturing ($81,641), Public Administration ($74,853), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($70,577).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Manufacturing ($59,375), Public Administration ($49,421), and Wholesale Trade ($49,122).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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4.23%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 9.69M people employed in Florida. This represents a 4.23% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 12.6%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 6,277
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 4,076
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 3,047
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Brevard County, FL went to Donald J. Trump with 57.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (41.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.881%).

Marco Rubio and Rick Scott are the senators currently representing the state of Florida. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Florida is currently represented by 28 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Florida

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Marco Rubio
Senator from Florida3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Rick Scott
Senator from Florida1
Assumed office on January 8, 2019
Inauguration delayed in order to finish his term as Governor of Florida.

Marco Rubio and Rick Scott are the senators currently representing Florida.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Florida

Florida is currently represented by 28 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Brevard County, FL awarded 7,870 degrees. The student population of Brevard County, FL in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 9,717 male students and 13,170 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Brevard County, FL are White (4,687 and 63.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,106 and 14.9%), Black or African American (797 and 10.8%), and Two or More Races (303 and 4.1%).

The largest universities in Brevard County, FL by number of degrees awarded are Eastern Florida State College (132693) (5,016 and 63.7%), Florida Institute of Technology (2,019 and 25.7%), and Florida Institute of Technology-Online (561 and 7.13%).

The most popular majors in Brevard County, FL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,997 and 25.4%), Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (471 and 5.98%), and Applied Behavior Analysis (407 and 5.17%).

The median tuition costs in Brevard County, FL are $27,505 for private four year colleges, and $2,048 and $8,399 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Brevard County, FL, the percentage of applicants admitted was 64.6%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 9.01%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 22,887 (42.5% men and 57.5% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 22,887 students enrolled in Brevard County, FL, 42.5% men and 57.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 12,473 records, of which 57.4% were women and 42.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 1,997 degrees awarded
  2. 182 degrees awarded
  3. 71 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Brevard County, FL was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 1,997 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Brevard County, FL according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 5,016 degrees awarded
  2. 2,019 degrees awarded
  3. 561 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Eastern Florida State College (132693) with 5,016 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 3,370 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Brevard County, FL, which is 0.749 times less than the 4,500 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 4,687 degrees mean that there were 4.24 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,106 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($27,505) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($900) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,600) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.19% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.2% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (4.97M), Some college (3.58M), and Bachelors Degree (3.32M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Brevard County, FL was $278,000 in 2022, which is 0.986 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $235,500 to $278,000, a 18% increase. The homeownership rate in Brevard County, FL is 76.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Brevard County, FL have an average commute time of 25.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Brevard County, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Brevard County, FL is $71,308. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Brevard County, FL was Census Tract 694 with a value of $137,083, followed by Census Tract 641.02 and Census Tract 681.02, with respective values of $114,962 and $112,011.

In 2022, 15.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Brevard County, FL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.23%.

Property

$278,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$3,385
$189,103
Median Property Taxes
±$3,538

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Brevard County, FL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

76.7%
Homeownership
2022
68.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 76.7% of the housing units in Brevard County, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 76.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 694
  2. Census Tract 641.02
  3. Census Tract 681.02

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Brevard County, FL was Census Tract 694 with a value of $137,083, followed by Census Tract 641.02 and Census Tract 681.02, with respective values of $114,962 and $112,011.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Brevard County, FL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$71,308
Median Household Income
± $1,222
247k
Number of Households
± 4,448

In 2022, the median household income of the 247k households in Brevard County, FL grew to $71,308 from the previous year's value of $63,632.

The following chart displays the households in Brevard County, FL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Brevard County, FL is from Florida.
0.474
2022 Wage GINI in Florida
0.473
2021 Wage GINI in Florida

In 2022, the income inequality in Florida was 0.474 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.285% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Florida was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Florida in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (77.7%)
  2. Worked At Home (11.6%)
  3. Carpooled (7.01%)

In 2022, 77.7% of workers in Brevard County, FL drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (11.6%) and those who carpooled to work (7.01%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

25.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Brevard County, FL have a shorter commute time (25.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.12% of the workforce in Brevard County, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 15.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Brevard County, FL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.23%.

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Poverty & Diversity

10.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Brevard County, FL (60.9k out of 603k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Brevard County, FL is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 13.5% of the children was living in poverty in Brevard County, FL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 9.7%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 496 in Brevard County, FL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 121 per 100,000 population.

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Health

90% of the population of Brevard County, FL has health coverage, with 40% on employee plans, 11.9% on Medicaid, 16.1% on Medicare, 18.1% on non-group plans, and 3.92% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Brevard County, FL see 1365 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.51% decrease from the previous year (1372 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1644 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 582 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.9% were men and 51.1% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,365 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Brevard County, FL

Primary care physicians in Brevard County, FL see an average of 1,365 patients per year. This represents a 0.51% decrease from the previous year (1,372 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Brevard County, FL in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 19.4% under 18 years, 17.4% between 18 and 34 years, 39.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 23.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.9% were men and 51.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

10%
Uninsured
40%
Employer Coverage
11.9%
Medicaid
16.1%
Medicare
18.1%
Non-Group
3.92%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Brevard County, FL declined by 1.98% from 10.2% to 10%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 45.8 in Brevard County, FL.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 29.1% in Brevard County, FL.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 13.9% in Brevard County, FL.

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