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Brevard County, FL&

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1.94% growth
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Median Household Income
1.52% growth
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Number of Employees
0.01% growth
Median Property Value
10.6% growth

About the photo: Along the trail at the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge.


The economy of Brevard County, FL employs 241,915 people. The economy of Brevard County, FL is specialized in Admin., Support, Waste Management Services; Accommodation & Food Service; and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing, which employ respectively 1.36; 1.19; and 1.16 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Brevard County, FL are Healthcare & Social Assistance (31,908), Retail trade (29,773), and Manufacturing (24,024), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($69,116), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($58,493), and Utilities ($50,669).

Median household income in Brevard County, FL is $51,184. Males in Brevard County, FL have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,586. The income inequality of Brevard County, FL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.479 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Brevard County, FL. In Brevard County, FL the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 55-64 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 75 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,564. Duval County, FL has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Florida.


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Brevard County, FL is home to a population of 579,130 people, from which 96.4% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Brevard County, FL is composed of 434,353 White residents (75%), 57,096 Hispanic residents (9.9%), 55,909 Black residents (9.7%), 15,032 Two+ residents (2.6%), and 14,015 Asian residents (2.42%). The most common foreign languages in Brevard County, FL are Spanish (32,258 speakers), French (2,757 speakers), and German (2,402 speakers), but compared to other places, Brevard County, FL has a relative high number of Thai (499 speakers), Gujarati (1,142 speakers), and German (2,402 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Brevard County, FL awarded 7,470 degrees. The student population of Brevard County, FL is skewed towards females, with 3,380 male students and 4,090 female students. Most students in Brevard County, FL are White (4,722 and 63.2%), followed by Black or African American (870 and 11.6%), Hispanic or Latino (615 and 8.23%), and Unknown (244 and 3.27%). The largest universities in Brevard County, FL by number of graduates are Eastern Florida State College (4,641 and 62.1%), Florida Institute of Technology (1,555 and 20.8%), and Florida Institute of Technology-Online (909 and 12.2%). The most popular majors in Brevard County, FL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (2,280 and 30.5%), Registered Nursing (109 and 1.46%), and General Business Administration & Management (54 and 0.72%). The median tuition costs in Brevard County, FL are $39,696 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.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Brevard County, FL is $175,600, which is 0.86 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $158,800 to $175,600, a 10.6% increase. The homeownership rate of Brevard County, FL is 72.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.1%. People in Brevard County, FL have an average commute time of 23.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Brevard County, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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