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Brevard County Profile

County Seat: Titusville
Nearest MSA: Melbourne-Titusville-Palm
Largest Cities: 1 Palm Bay
2 Melbourne
3 Titusville
Miles* To:
Tallahassee - 245
Orlando - 36
Tampa - 108
Jacksonville - 135
Miami - 197
Atlanta - 418
Chicago - 995
Dallas - 995
New York - 920
*Miles are calculated from county seat.
 
Time Zone: Eastern
Local Area Code(s): 321
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  Brevard
1980: 272,959
1990: 398,978
2008: 536,521
2015(p): 612,700
2030(p): 729,000
(p) Denotes Projected Population
Florida
9,746,961
12,938,071
18,328,340
20,955,900
25,340,700
Average Temperature High Low
January: 71 50
July: 90 73
Florida Mean Annual Precipitation - 53
Average Annual Rain Days - 116
(2007)
In-Migration 24,771
Out-Migration 21,058
Net-Migration 3,713
*Estimates based on IRS Statistics of Income data
(2008)
Labor Force 266,367
Labor Force % of County Population 49.6
Number in County Unemployed 17,390
Unemployment Rate 6.5%

Monthly labor force data are available from the Florida Agency
for Workforce Innovation.
N/D = No Data Brevard Florida
(2007)
Average Annual Employment 203,607 7,945,162
Natural Resources & Mining 0.2% 1.2%
Construction 7.2% 7.5%
Manufacturing 11.6% 4.9%
Trade, Transportation and Utilities 18.3% 20.9%
Information 1.4% 2.0%
Financial Activities 4.1% 6.8%
Professional & Business Services 16.8% 16.6%
Education & Health Services 13.8% 18.9%
Leisure & Hospitality 10.5% 11.8%
Other Services 2.7% 3.2%
Public administration 7.6% 5.9%
Unclassified 0.0% 0.1%

Average Annual Wage
(2007)
All Industries $40,975
Construction $39,937
Education & Health Services $41,637
Financial Activities $42,300
Information $47,841
Leisure & Hospitality $15,594
Manufacturing $64,276
Natural Resources & Mining $30,103
Other Services $23,625
Professional & Business Services $51,219
Public administration $50,222
Trade, Transportation and Utilities $29,544
Unclassified $37,019
  Brevard Florida
2004 $30,562 $32,618
2005 $32,314 $34,798
2006 $34,081 $36,720
Major Private Sector Employers
 
Harris Corporation
Business Line: Communications Equipment Manufacturing
Number of Employees - 6,700
 
Health First, Inc.
Business Line: Integrated Healthcare Delivery System
Number of Employees - 6,420
 
United Space Alliance
Business Line: NASA Space Flight Operations Contractor
Number of Employees - 5,890
 
Wuesthoff Health System
Business Line: Integrated Healthcare Delivery System
Number of Employees - 2,430
 
Northrop Grumman Corporation
Business Line: Aviation Manufacturing
Number of Employees - 1,640
 
Rockwell Collins, Inc.
Business Line: Avionics Manufacturing
Number of Employees - 1,430
 
Parrish Medical Center
Business Line: Integrated Healthcare Delivery System
Number of Employees - 1,040
 
The Boeing Company
Business Line: Payload Processing for Space Flight
Number of Employees - 1,010
 
DRS Optronics, Inc.
Business Line: Optical Battleground Instrument Manufacturing
Number of Employees - 910
 
MC Assembly
Business Line: PC Board Assembly
Number of Employees - 890
 
Federal Interstates I-95
Federal Highways US-1; US-192
State Highways SR-A1A; 5; 46; 50; 405; 407; 501; 519; 520; 524; 528
Railroads Florida East Coast Railway
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Commercial Airline Service: Melbourne International Airport
# Runways 3
Longest Paved Runway(ft.) 10200
General Aviation Airports Space Coast Regional; Merritt Island; Grant Valkaria; Arthur Dunn; Rockledge Green Light Industrial
 
Local Deep Water Port Port Canaveral
Miles to Closest Port 0
COUNTY
Countywide Ad Valorem Millage Rates:  
Government 3.9801
Schools 7.5310
Special 0.4503
Total 11.9614

Ad Valorem Tax Exemption: Yes
Retail Sales Tax (Local Option) 0.00
Federal Enterprise Zone No
State Enterprise Zone EZ-0501
STATE
Corporate Income Tax 5.5%
Personal Income Tax 0.0%
Retail Sales Tax 6.0%
Electric Companies:
 
  • Florida Power & Light
   
Natural Gas Companies:
 
  • Florida City Gas
   
Telephone Companies:
 
  • Brighthouse Networks
 
  • AT&T
   
Water & Sewer Companies:
 
  • Individual Municipalities
   
 
Existing Industrial Zoned Land Yes
Number of Acres 419
Largest Available Contiguous Parcel 415
 
Industrial Parks Yes
Number of Acres 0
Largest Available Contiguous Parcel 0
 
Foreign Trade Zones Yes
Zone Number(s) 136
  Public
Schools
Teachers Enrollments
Elementary: 59 2,205 34,185
Secondary: 22 1,762 40,179
Totals: 81 3,967 74,364
 
Private Schools Available: Yes
POST SECONDARY EDUCATION SERVING THE COUNTY:
 
Colleges/Universities:
 
  • Florida Institute of Technology
 
  • University of Central Florida
   
Junior/Community Colleges:
 
  • Brevard Community College
   
Vocational/Technical Schools:
 
  • none listed
   
Other Schools:
 
  • Keiser College
 
  • Webster University
 
  • Barry University
 
  • Columbia College
 
  • Everest University
 
  • Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
   
Cost of Living
Price Level Index, (2007)
Florida State Average = 100
Sample
Total 94.24
Food 100.31
Housing 89.80
Medical Care 94.03
Personal Goods and Services 97.31
Transportation 97.12
Medical Services:
 
  • Health First - Holmes Regional Medical
 
  • Health First - Palm Bay Community Hospital
 
  • Health First -Cape Canaveral Hospital
 
  • HealthSouth Sea Pines Rehabilitation Hospital
 
  • Parrish Medical Center
 
  • Wuesthoff Medical Center - Rockledge
 
  • Wuesthoff Medical Center- Melbourne
   
Recreational Opportunities:
 
  • Brevard Zoo
 
  • Canaveral National Seashore
 
  • Henegar Center for the Arts
 
  • Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
 
  • Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts
 
  • Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge
 
  • Space Coast Stadium
   
Historical Points Of Interest:
 
  • Air Force Space and Missile Museum
 
  • American Police Hall of Fame
 
  • Astronaut Hall of Fame
 
  • Brevard Art Museum
 
  • Brevard Museum of History & Natural Science
 
  • East Coast Surfing Hall of Fame Museum
 
  • Liberty Bell Memorial Museum
   
Cultural Events/Festivals:
 
  • Cocoa Beach Jazz Fest
 
  • Grant Sea Food Festival
 
  • Melbourne Independent Filmmakers Festival
 
  • Space Coast Art Festival
 
  • Space Coast Birding & Wildlife Festival
 
  • Space Coast LightFest
 
  • TICO Warbird Air Show

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