Merritt Island's Livability
About Merritt Island, FL
Merritt Island, FL is located in Brevard County in the state of Florida.
The total City Population for Merritt Island is about 34,013 with about 773 people per square mile.
The Average Home Value is $316,984, which is roughly 19% higher than the Average Home Value of $255,473 for the state of Florida, and roughly 32% higher than the National Average of $217,072.
The Median Income Per Household is about $78,022, which is roughly 18% higher than the Average Median Income Per Household of $64,192 for the state of Florida, and roughly 17% higher higher than the National Average of $65,026.
Demographic DetailsAverage # of People Per Household: 1.57
Male Population Estimate: 49.3%
Female Population Estimate: 50.7%
Median Age: 50.1
Male Median Age: 31.4
Female Median Age: 32.2
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NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of Merritt Island specifically.
Average # of Homicides for Brevard County: About 5.41693 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)
Average # of Violent Crimes for Brevard County: About 496.315 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)
Brevard County is about 27% higher than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people, and about 42% higher than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.
The Unemployment Rate for Merritt Island is about 4.6%.
Florida is ranked #32 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 36.22 out of 100.
Wage PoliciesOverall Wage Policy Score: 30.13
The average living wage for the state of Florida is $32.28/hr, while the states minimum wage is $8.65/hr, which can be set above the state standard, and is extended to farm workers. This gives Florida a minimum wage score of 25.7 compared to all other states.
The minimum wage for tipped employees is $6.98/hr, which gives Florida a minimum wage for tipped employees score of 75.11 compared to all other states.
The weekly unemployment (UI) benefit for Florida is $173.00, resulting in a UI benefit score of 19.4 compared to all other states.
Worker Protection PoliciesOverall Worker Protection Score: 71.43
X Florida does offer protections for workplace breastfeeding.
✓ Florida does mandate equal pay across gender and race.
X Florida does prohibit pay secrecy practices in the workplace.
X Florida does restrict access to salary history to reduce gender and racial bias.
X Florida does provide some form of paid family leave.
X Florida does provide some form of paid sick leave.
X Florida does not provide flexible scheduling of worker shifts.
X Florida does not mandate pay reporting or "call-in" pay by employers.
X Florida does not provide split shift pay regulation.
X Florida does not provide workers advanced notice of shift scheduling.
✓ Florida does provide some form of sexual harassment protection in state law.
✓ Florida does extend workers compensation mandates to farmworkers.
X Florida does not extend worker protections to domestic workers.
Right To Organize PoliciesOverall Right To Organize Score: 70
X Florida does legalize project labor agreements to ensure a fair wage to workers on contract.
✓ Florida does not protect workers against wage theft retaliation.
✓ Florida does partially require collective bargaining for public workers.
✓ Florida does provide collective bargaining for teachers.
✓ Florida does provide wage negotiations for teachers.
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Additional Location DetailsZip Code(s): 32937, 32952, 32953, 32954 (4 Total Zip Codes)
TimeZone: Eastern (GMT -05:00)
Daylight Saving: Yes
Average Elevation: 3.3 ft.
Area Code(s): 321, 689