Merritt Island employment information

IndexMerritt IslandFloridaNational
Income per capita$32,214$26,499$28,555
Median household income$53,421$47,212$53,482
Median income owner occupied$64,577$57,046$68,142
Median income renter occupied$31,069$32,605$33,219
Median earnings male$37,303$31,136$36,116
Median earnings female$24,395$24,898$25,692
Unemployment rate6.9%6.5%5.8%
Poverty level13.6%16.7%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Merritt Island is 13% higher than the national average.
  • The median household income in Merritt Island is equal to the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Merritt Island is 18% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Merritt Island is 13% lower than the national average.

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Merritt Island median earnings by income bracket

Merritt Island employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry10.4%3.1%
Manufacturing sector13.5%0.8%
Financial & insurance services2.1%2.7%
Wholesale & retail services13.0%16.9%
Public administration5.8%5.0%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.5%3.3%
Education, health & social services8.7%34.6%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Viera West, FL8,163$87,56964%
Palm Shores, FL1,125$71,60734%
Viera East, FL10,998$65,76723%
Satellite Beach, FL10,262$63,79319%
South Patrick Shores, FL6,173$63,32018%
Merritt Island, FL35,063$53,4210%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
East Point, GA35,070$37,64630%
Winter Haven, FL35,070$36,60232%
West Hollywood, CA35,053$56,0255%
Schertz, TX35,093$72,46335%
Moorpark, CA35,033$99,35386%
Merritt Island, FL35,063$53,4210%
Source: The Merritt Island, FL employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.