Beaches & Merritt Island PUMA, FL

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2020 Population
124,439
0.108% 1-year decline
US Senator
Marco Rubio
Republican Party
US Senator
Rick Scott
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
52.8
0.956% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
8.07%
2.72% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$70,772
2.22% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$318,300
6.06% 1-year growth

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In 2020, Beaches & Merritt Island PUMA, FL had a population of 124k people with a median age of 52.8 and a median household income of $70,772. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Beaches & Merritt Island PUMA, FL declined from 124,574 to 124,439, a −0.108% decrease and its median household income grew from $69,237 to $70,772, a 2.22% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Beaches & Merritt Island PUMA, FL are White (Non-Hispanic) (85.3%), White (Hispanic) (5.48%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.14%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.05%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.69%).

9.19% of the households in Beaches & Merritt Island PUMA, FL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.6% of the residents in Beaches & Merritt Island PUMA, FL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Brevard County (East)--Beaches & Merritt Island PUMA, FL are Academy of Cosmetology (93 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Beaches & Merritt Island PUMA, FL was $318,300, and the homeownership rate was 76.7%.

Most people in Beaches & Merritt Island PUMA, FL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Beaches & Merritt Island PUMA, FL was 2 cars per household.

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Beaches & Merritt Island PUMA, FL is home to a population of 124k people, from which 97.6% are citizens. As of 2020, 7.45% of Beaches & Merritt Island PUMA, FL residents were born outside of the country (9.27k people).

In 2020, there were 15.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (106k people) in Beaches & Merritt Island PUMA, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.82k White (Hispanic) and 2.67k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Beaches & Merritt Island PUMA, FL are Spanish (5,624 households), French (Incl. Cajun) (871 households), and Italian (661 households).

Citizenship

97.6%
2020 Citizenship
98%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 97.6% of Beaches & Merritt Island PUMA, FL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Beaches & Merritt Island PUMA, FL was 98%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Beaches & Merritt Island PUMA, FL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    106k ± 2.6k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    6.82k ± 920
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    2.67k ± 707
8.21%
Hispanic Population
10.2k people

In 2020, there were 15.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (106k people) in Beaches & Merritt Island PUMA, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.82k White (Hispanic) and 2.67k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

8.21% of the people in Beaches & Merritt Island PUMA, FL are hispanic (10.2k people).

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Foreign-Born Population

7.45%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
9.27k people
7%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
8.72k people

As of 2020, 7.45% of Beaches & Merritt Island PUMA, FL residents (9.27k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Beaches & Merritt Island PUMA, FL was 7%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    5,624 households (4.7%)
  2. French (Incl. Cajun)
    871 households (0.727%)
  3. Italian
    661 households (0.552%)

9.19% of the households in Beaches & Merritt Island PUMA, FL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2020, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Beaches & Merritt Island PUMA, FL was Spanish. 4.7% of the households in Beaches & Merritt Island PUMA, FL reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    4,964 ± 451
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,236 ± 336
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,015 ± 358

Beaches & Merritt Island PUMA, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.22 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of Beaches & Merritt Island PUMA, FL employs 51.6k people. The largest industries in Beaches & Merritt Island PUMA, FL are Restaurants & Food Services (3,741 people), Construction (2,844 people), and Aircraft & parts manufacturing (2,130 people), and the highest paying industries are Communications, & audio & video equipment manufacturing ($204,117), Support activities for mining ($202,360), and Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($173,908).

Workforce Diversity

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RACE/ETHNICITY
23,994
Women
46.5%
27,589
Men
53.5%

The workforce of Beaches & Merritt Island PUMA, FL in 2020 was 51,583 people, with 46.5% woman, and 53.5% men.

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Occupations

51.6k
2020 Value
1.53%
1 Year growth
± 1.53%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Beaches & Merritt Island PUMA, FL grew at a rate of 1.53%, from 50.8k employees to 51.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Beaches & Merritt Island PUMA, FL, are Other managers (1,629 people), Retail salespersons (1,277 people), and Waiters & waitresses (1,203 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Beaches & Merritt Island PUMA, FL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

51.6k
2020 Value
1.53%
1 Year growth
± 1.53%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Beaches & Merritt Island PUMA, FL grew at a rate of 1.53%, from 50.8k employees to 51.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Beaches & Merritt Island PUMA, FL, are Restaurants & Food Services (3,741 people), Construction (2,844 people), and Aircraft & parts manufacturing (2,130 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Beaches & Merritt Island PUMA, FL, though some of these residents may live in Beaches & Merritt Island PUMA, FL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$53,474
Median earning men ± $3,186
$34,181
Median earning women ± $1,535

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Manufacturing ($98,339), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($76,880), and Public Administration ($76,416).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Manufacturing ($74,786), Public Administration ($46,875), and Wholesale Trade ($45,321).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Florida. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Florida.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Florida to other states, or from other states to Florida.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $94.8B
  2. $62.6B
  3. $59.6B

In 2020, the top outbound Florida product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $94.8B, followed by Electronics ($62.6B) and Pharmaceuticals ($59.6B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Florida products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$688B
2020 Value in Florida
$1.41T
Projected 2050 Value in Florida
105% growth

In 2020, total outbound Florida trade was $688B. This is expected to increase 105% to $1.41T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Florida trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Florida to other states, or from other states to Florida.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $24.9B
  2. $19.2B
  3. $15.8B

In 2020, the top outbound Florida domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $24.9B, followed by California with $19.2B and Texas and $15.8B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Florida shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Marco Rubio and Rick Scott are the senators currently representing the state of Florida. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Florida is currently represented by 27 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Florida

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Marco Rubio
Senator from Florida3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Rick Scott
Senator from Florida1
Assumed office on January 8, 2019
Inauguration delayed in order to finish his term as Governor of Florida.

Marco Rubio and Rick Scott are the senators currently representing Florida.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Florida over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Florida

Florida is currently represented by 27 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Florida have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Beaches & Merritt Island PUMA, FL awarded 93 degrees. The student population of Beaches & Merritt Island PUMA, FL in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 10 male students and 103 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Beaches & Merritt Island PUMA, FL are White (51 and 54.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (15 and 16.1%), Black or African American (13 and 14%), and Two or More Races (10 and 10.8%).

The largest universities in Beaches & Merritt Island PUMA, FL by number of degrees awarded are Academy of Cosmetology (93 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Brevard County (East)--Beaches & Merritt Island PUMA, FL are Facial Treatment Specialist (23 and 24.7%), Barbering (18 and 19.4%), and General Cosmetology (16 and 17.2%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2020, 0.462% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.281% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Beaches & Merritt Island PUMA, FL in 2020 were Bachelors Degree (26.9k), Some college (22k), and High School or Equivalent (21.8k).

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The median property value in Beaches & Merritt Island PUMA, FL was $318,300 in 2020, which is 1.39 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $300,100 to $318,300, a 6.06% increase. The homeownership rate in Beaches & Merritt Island PUMA, FL is 76.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Beaches & Merritt Island PUMA, FL have an average commute time of 25.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Beaches & Merritt Island PUMA, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Beaches & Merritt Island PUMA, FL is $70,772. In 2020, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Beaches & Merritt Island PUMA, FL was Weston, Pembroke Pines (Northwest) Cities & Southwest Ranches Town PUMA, FL with a value of $110,889, followed by Coral Gables City, Pinecrest Village & Kendall (South) PUMA, FL and Wellington Village & Agricultural Reserve PUMA, FL, with respective values of $102,356 and $97,175.

Property

$318,300
Median Property Value 2020
±$5,707
$41,903
Median Property Taxes
±$1,524

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Beaches & Merritt Island PUMA, FL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Beaches & Merritt Island PUMA, FL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

76.7%
Homeownership
2020
65.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 76.7% of the housing units in Beaches & Merritt Island PUMA, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 76.1%.

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Income by Location

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In 2020, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Beaches & Merritt Island PUMA, FL was Weston, Pembroke Pines (Northwest) Cities & Southwest Ranches Town PUMA, FL with a value of $110,889, followed by Coral Gables City, Pinecrest Village & Kendall (South) PUMA, FL and Wellington Village & Agricultural Reserve PUMA, FL, with respective values of $102,356 and $97,175.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Beaches & Merritt Island PUMA, FL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$70,772
Median Household Income
± $2,593
54.6k
Number of Households
± 1,748

In 2020, the median household income of the 54.6k households in Beaches & Merritt Island PUMA, FL grew to $70,772 from the previous year's value of $69,237.

The following chart displays the households in Beaches & Merritt Island PUMA, FL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

0.501
2020 Wage GINI in Beaches & Merritt Island PUMA, FL
0.501
2019 Wage GINI in Beaches & Merritt Island PUMA, FL

In 2020, the income inequality in Beaches & Merritt Island PUMA, FL was 0.501 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0205% growth from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Beaches & Merritt Island PUMA, FL was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Beaches & Merritt Island PUMA, FL in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (77.8%)
  2. Worked At Home (11%)
  3. Carpooled (6.29%)

In 2020, 77.8% of workers in Beaches & Merritt Island PUMA, FL drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (11%) and those who carpooled to work (6.29%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

25.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Beaches & Merritt Island PUMA, FL have a shorter commute time (25.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.59% of the workforce in Beaches & Merritt Island PUMA, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Beaches & Merritt Island PUMA, FL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Beaches & Merritt Island PUMA, FL have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

8.07% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Beaches & Merritt Island PUMA, FL (9.98k out of 124k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 45 - 54.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Beaches & Merritt Island PUMA, FL is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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91% of the population of Beaches & Merritt Island PUMA, FL has health coverage, with 39.9% on employee plans, 6.87% on Medicaid, 19.5% on Medicare, 20.9% on non-group plans, and 3.77% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Florida was $8,076 in 2014. This is a 5.05% increase from the previous year ($7,688).

Primary care physicians in Florida see 1385 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.435% increase from the previous year (1379 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1645 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 592 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Florida, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,385 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Florida

Primary care physicians in Florida see an average of 1,385 patients per year. This represents a 0.435% increase from the previous year (1,379 patients).

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Florida across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 16.8% under 18 years, 12.8% between 18 and 34 years, 43.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 27.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.8% were men and 51.2% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

8.95%
Uninsured
39.9%
Employer Coverage
6.87%
Medicaid
19.5%
Medicare
20.9%
Non-Group
3.77%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Beaches & Merritt Island PUMA, FL grew by 4.14% from 8.6% to 8.95%.

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