StatisticMerritt IslandFloridaNational
Population35,91621,477,737328,239,523
Population density (sq mi)2,04941091
Median age49.141.637.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)58%54%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1834%38%43%
Speak English90%72%79%
Speak Spanish5%21%13%

Key findings

  • The population density in Merritt Island is 400% higher than Florida
  • The median age in Merritt Island is 18% higher than Florida
  • In Merritt Island 89.54% of the population is White
  • In Merritt Island 4.88% of the population is Black
  • In Merritt Island 2.64% of the population is Asian

Compare Merritt Island, FL Demographics

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      Merritt Island population breakdown by race

      RaceMerritt IslandFloridaNational
      White89.54%75.90%73.35%
      Black4.88%16.14%12.63%
      Asian2.64%2.61%5.22%
      American Indian0.05%0.27%0.82%
      Native Hawaiian0.02%0.06%0.18%
      Mixed race2.25%2.48%3.06%
      Other race0.62%2.54%4.75%
      In Merritt Island, 7.4% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
      Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

      Household income distribution

      Place of birth by citizenship

      Merritt Island age breakdown

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      Age of children in married couples

      Source: The Merritt Island, FL demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).