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 Commerical 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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