Brevard County, FL

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2020 Population
594,001
1.45% 1-year growth
US Senator
Marco Rubio
Republican Party
US Senator
Rick Scott
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
47.2
0.211% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
11.2%
5.49% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$59,359
4.55% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$220,000
12% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
260,668
3.24% 1-year growth

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In 2020, Brevard County, FL had a population of 594k people with a median age of 47.2 and a median household income of $59,359. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Brevard County, FL grew from 585,507 to 594,001, a 1.45% increase and its median household income grew from $56,775 to $59,359, a 4.55% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Brevard County, FL are White (Non-Hispanic) (73.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (9.31%), White (Hispanic) (7.13%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.13%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.35%).

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 (4,852 degrees awarded in 2020), Florida Institute of Technology (1,884 degrees), and Florida Institute of Technology-Online (704 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Brevard County, FL was $220,000, and the homeownership rate was 75.6%.

Most people in Brevard County, FL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Brevard County, FL was 2 cars per household.

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geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Brevard County, FL is home to a population of 594k people, from which 97.1% are citizens. As of 2020, 8.64% of Brevard County, FL residents were born outside of the country (51.3k people).

In 2020, there were 7.93 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (438k people) in Brevard County, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 55.3k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 42.3k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.1%
2020 Citizenship
97%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 97.1% of Brevard County, FL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Brevard County, FL was 97%, 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)
    438k ± 709
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    55.3k ± 1.55k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    42.3k ± 1.71k
10.6%
Hispanic Population
63.1k people

In 2020, there were 7.93 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (438k people) in Brevard County, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 55.3k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 42.3k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

10.6% of the people in Brevard County, FL are hispanic (63.1k 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

The PUMS dataset is not available at the County level, so we are showing data for Florida.
Most Common Origin
  1. Cuba
    1,006,483 ± 24,039 people
  2. Haiti
    335,997 ± 14,118 people
  3. Colombia
    281,766 ± 12,945 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Florida was Cuba, the natal country of 1,006,483 Florida residents, followed by Haiti with 335,997 and Colombia with 281,766.

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Foreign-Born Population

8.64%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
51.3k people
8.52%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
49.9k people

As of 2020, 8.64% of Brevard County, FL residents (51.3k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Brevard County, FL was 8.52%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    21,892 ± 1,274
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    13,737 ± 1,403
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    10,237 ± 892

Brevard County, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.59 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Brevard County, FL employs 261k people. The largest industries in Brevard County, FL are Health Care & Social Assistance (35,468 people), Retail Trade (32,296 people), and Manufacturing (30,017 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($69,749), Manufacturing ($62,273), and Public Administration ($52,163).

Males in Florida have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $48,168. The income inequality in Florida (measured using the Gini index) is 0.472, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

261k
2020 Value
± 5,100
3.24%
1 Year growth
± 2.5%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Brevard County, FL grew at a rate of 3.24%, from 252k employees to 261k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Brevard County, FL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (30,350 people), Sales & Related Occupations (27,004 people), and Management Occupations (26,727 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

261k
2020 Value
± 5,100
3.24%
1 Year growth
± 2.5%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Brevard County, FL grew at a rate of 3.24%, from 252k employees to 261k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Brevard County, FL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (35,468 people), Retail Trade (32,296 people), and Manufacturing (30,017 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

$42,447
Median earning men ± $1,156
$30,582
Median earning women ± $735

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Manufacturing ($70,835), Public Administration ($62,168), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($59,072).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Manufacturing ($47,569), Public Administration ($44,330), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($40,655).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Florida. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Florida.

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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

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $8.86M
    Manufacturing
  2. $4.49M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $2.05M
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

The chart shows the total annual payroll and the average annual payroll by industry.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Florida to other states, or from other states to Florida.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $94.8B
  2. $62.6B
  3. $59.6B

In 2020, the top outbound Florida product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $94.8B, followed by Electronics ($62.6B) and Pharmaceuticals ($59.6B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Florida products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$688B
2020 Value in Florida
$1.41T
Projected 2050 Value in Florida
105% growth

In 2020, total outbound Florida trade was $688B. This is expected to increase 105% to $1.41T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Florida trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Florida to other states, or from other states to Florida.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $24.9B
  2. $19.2B
  3. $15.8B

In 2020, the top outbound Florida domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $24.9B, followed by California with $19.2B and Texas and $15.8B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Florida shares with each state (excluding itself).

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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 27 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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Florida over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Florida

Florida is currently represented by 27 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Florida have changed over time starting in 2008.

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learningEducation

In 2020, universities in Brevard County, FL awarded 7,620 degrees. The student population of Brevard County, FL in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 9,991 male students and 12,707 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Brevard County, FL are White (4,488 and 64.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,029 and 14.7%), Black or African American (718 and 10.3%), and Two or More Races (318 and 4.56%).

The largest universities in Brevard County, FL by number of degrees awarded are Eastern Florida State College (4,852 and 63.7%), Florida Institute of Technology (1,884 and 24.7%), and Florida Institute of Technology-Online (704 and 9.24%).

The most popular majors in Brevard County, FL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (2,283 and 30%), Chemical Technology (406 and 5.33%), and Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (400 and 5.25%).

The median tuition costs in Brevard County, FL are $27,293 for private four year colleges, and $1,892 and $7,573 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Brevard County, FL, the percentage of applicants admitted was 70.8%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 10.5%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 22,698 (44% men and 56% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 22,698 students enrolled in Brevard County, FL, 44% men and 56% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 13,114 records, of which 56.4% were women and 43.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 75 degree-majors awarded
  2. 2,283 degree-majors awarded
  3. 139 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Brevard County, FL was General Business Administration & Management with 75 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. 4,852 degrees awarded
  2. 1,884 degrees awarded
  3. 704 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Eastern Florida State College with 4,852 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 3,298 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Brevard County, FL, which is 0.763 times less than the 4,322 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 4,488 degrees mean that there were 4.36 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,029 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 ($27,293) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($900) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

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

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 1.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.09% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (4.93M), Some college (3.6M), and Bachelors Degree (3.09M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Brevard County, FL was $220,000 in 2020, which is 0.957 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $196,400 to $220,000, a 12% increase. The homeownership rate in Brevard County, FL is 75.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Brevard County, FL have an average commute time of 25.4 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 $59,359. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Brevard County, FL was Census Tract 694 with a value of $119,200, followed by Census Tract 681.02 and Census Tract 691, with respective values of $102,852 and $99,583.

In 2021, 15.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Brevard County, FL. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 2.12%.

Property

$220,000
Median Property Value 2020
±$3,891
$178,469
Median Property Taxes
±$3,552

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 $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Brevard County, FL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

75.6%
Homeownership
2020
68%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 75.6% of the housing units in Brevard County, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 74.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 694
  2. Census Tract 681.02
  3. Census Tract 691

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Brevard County, FL was Census Tract 694 with a value of $119,200, followed by Census Tract 681.02 and Census Tract 691, with respective values of $102,852 and $99,583.

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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$59,359
Median Household Income
± $1,230
229k
Number of Households
± 3,559

In 2020, the median household income of the 229k households in Brevard County, FL grew to $59,359 from the previous year's value of $56,775.

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.
0.472
2020 Wage GINI in Florida
0.473
2019 Wage GINI in Florida

In 2020, the income inequality in Florida was 0.472 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.289% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more 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 2020
  1. Drove Alone (81.3%)
  2. Worked At Home (7.64%)
  3. Carpooled (7.52%)

In 2020, 81.3% of workers in Brevard County, FL drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (7.64%) and those who carpooled to work (7.52%).

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

25.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Brevard County, FL have a shorter commute time (25.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.93% 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

The following chart displays the households in Brevard County, FL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Brevard County, FL have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 15.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Brevard County, FL. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 2.12%.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Brevard County, FL (65.7k out of 588k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 25 - 34.

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 2021, 12.7% of the children was living in poverty in Brevard County, FL. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 10.5%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 496 in Brevard County, FL. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 121 per 100,000 population.

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89.9% of the population of Brevard County, FL has health coverage, with 40.5% on employee plans, 11.8% on Medicaid, 16.2% on Medicare, 17.6% on non-group plans, and 3.68% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Florida was $8,076 in 2014. This is a 5.05% increase from the previous year ($7,688).

Primary care physicians in Brevard County, FL see 1372 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.366% increase from the previous year (1367 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1649 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 618 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.7% were men and 51.3% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Florida, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,372 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Brevard County, FL

Primary care physicians in Brevard County, FL see an average of 1,372 patients per year. This represents a 0.366% increase from the previous year (1,367 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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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Florida across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 19.5% under 18 years, 17.4% between 18 and 34 years, 39.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 23.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.7% were men and 51.3% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

10.1%
Uninsured
40.5%
Employer Coverage
11.8%
Medicaid
16.2%
Medicare
17.6%
Non-Group
3.68%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Brevard County, FL declined by 0.413% from 10.2% to 10.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Brevard County, FL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 44.2 in Brevard County, FL.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, 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 28.8% in Brevard County, FL.

The graphic shows the trend of the indicator in Brevard County, FL.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 13.4% in Brevard County, FL.

The graphic shows the trend of the indicator in Brevard County, FL.

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