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Melbourne is a city in Brevard County.

The community was named after the city in Australia.

The latitude of Melbourne is 28.083N. The longitude is -80.608W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 20 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 74,545.


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Median household income
Local
$34,571
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Melbourne demographic reports
Melbourne is on the Indian River lagoon.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 593. The number of murders and homicides was 4. The violent crime rate was 7.9 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Jim Morrison, singer with the Doors
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Old Florida Fest - Oct. 6, 2007
Dates often change. Check Melbourne web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Brevard Symphony Orchestra
Nearby parks & recreation: Wickham Park, Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge
Melbourne attractions: Brevard Zoo
Sports teams: Brevard County Manatees (minor league baseball)
Historic sites and museums: Liberty Bell Memorial Museum, Museum of Art and Science/Brevard
Colleges and universities: Florida Institute of Technology
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 74

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Melbourne demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Brevard County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Melbourne area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 32901 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

15% of Melbourne residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Melbourne ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Melbourne was $19,175, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

21% of Melbourne residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Fairs, festivals & other events
Melbourne festival dates:

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Melbourne, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $510.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $841.


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Libraries

Libraries in Melbourne include Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library, Eau Gallie Public Library, Melbourne Public Library, Suntree/Viera Public Library, West Melbourne Public Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Melbourne include Florida Today

TV stations in Melbourne include WOPX, WOTF.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WFIT.

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Politics

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

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Traffic

The average commute time for Melbourne workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 31 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Melbourne between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 4.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly higher than the national norm.

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