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Merritt Island is in Brevard County, in the Palm Bay-Melbourne metro area.

The community was named after early settler given land grant by Spain

The latitude of Merritt Island is 28.538N. The longitude is -80.672W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 3 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 36,090.


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Median household income
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$43,532
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Merritt Island demographic reports
Merritt Island is off the east coast, bounded by the Indian River and Banana Creek
Oranges planted here were among the few to escape the killing frost of 1835; buds from these trees revived Florida's citrus industry
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National index: 100
Local index: 77

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17% of Merritt Island residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Merritt Island ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Merritt Island was $23,961, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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28% of Merritt Island residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Merritt Island, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $503.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,077.


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Libraries in Merritt Island include Merritt Island Public Library ... View libraries

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Brevard County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Merritt Island political report.

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The average commute time for Merritt Island workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 21 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Merritt Island between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 5.8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was higher than the national norm.

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