Income/capita 9%
Household income 2%
Unemployment 18%
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IndexMerritt IslandFloridaNational
Income per capita$32,583$27,598$29,829
Median household income$54,100$48,900$55,322
Median income owner occupied$65,354$59,209$70,586
Median income renter occupied$31,920$34,622$35,192
Median earnings male$37,053$31,444$36,919
Median earnings female$22,327$25,332$26,250
Unemployment rate5.5%4.9%4.7%
Poverty level14.3%16.1%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Merritt Island is 9% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Merritt Island is 2% lower than 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 5% lower than the national average

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      Merritt Island employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry10.8%4.0%
      Manufacturing sector12.3%1.3%
      Financial & insurance services2.2%2.9%
      Wholesale & retail services12.4%15.9%
      Public administration4.8%2.0%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities8.2%2.7%
      Education, health & social services8.9%31.1%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Viera West, FL8,680$79,08743.0%
      South Patrick Shores, FL6,398$70,36327.2%
      Palm Shores, FL1,242$65,58818.6%
      Viera East, FL11,090$65,14317.8%
      Satellite Beach, FL10,495$63,17014.2%
      Merritt Island, FL35,916$54,1002.2%

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Richfield, MN35,912$54,6421.2%
      Goldsboro, NC35,924$32,14841.9%
      Bell, CA35,927$38,82329.8%
      Pahrump, NV35,899$41,57124.9%
      Leavenworth, KS35,948$55,7020.7%
      Merritt Island, FL35,916$54,1002.2%
      Source: The Merritt Island, FL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).