Merritt Island demographics profile

StatisticMerritt IslandFloridaNational
Population35,91619,934,451318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)2,04929491
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%
Merritt Island, FL has a population of 35,916 and is the 1,175th largest city in the United States. The population density is 2,049 per sq mi which is 598% higher than the Florida average and 2162% higher than the national average. The median age in Merritt Island is 49 which is approximately 18% higher than the Florida average of 42. In Merritt Island, 58% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 90% speak English and 5% speak Spanish. 35% of Merritt Island residents were born in Florida, 55% were born out of state, 3% were born outside of the United States and 7% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Merritt Island is 598% 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 or African American.
  • In Merritt Island 2.64% of the population is Asian.

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Merritt Island population breakdown by race

RaceMerritt IslandFloridaNational
White89.54%75.90%73.35%
Black or African American4.88%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.

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