Rockledge

Great Historic Tradition

Rockledge

Great Historic Tradition

Rockledge is the oldest city in Brevard County, Florida. The city's population was 24,926 at the 2010 United States Census. Towards the early part of the 19th century, Rockledge was known as a resort town. In the winter months, the population would rise from 200 to almost 2,000 people. Up until about 1911, access to Rockledge was via boat and rail. Steamboats in the Indian River connected with Henry Flagler's trains to bring people to the North.



Some Factual Data



Population in 2012: 25,413 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +26.0%

Median resident age: 44.2 years (Florida: 41.3 years)

Estimated median household income in 2011: $53,631 (it was $45,218 in 2000) (Florida: $44,299)

Estimated per capita income in 2011: $27,658

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $136,824 (it was $87,300 in 2000) (Florida: $151,000)

Mean prices in 2011:

  • All housing units: $200,423
  • Detached houses: $214,200
  • Townhouses or other attached units: $176,450
  • In 2-unit structures: $138,095
  • In 3-to-4-unit structures: $115,147
  • In 5-or-more-unit structures: $145,078
  • Mobile homes: $68,835

Median gross rent in 2011: $1,029

  • White alone - 18,977 (76.8%)
  • Black alone - 3,332 (13.5%)
  • Hispanic - 1,497 (6.1%)
  • Asian alone - 442 (1.8%)
  • Two or more races - 378 (1.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 39 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 24 (0.10%)
  • Other race alone - 18 (0.07%)

Ancestries:

  • German (14.1%)
  • Irish (12.9%)
  • English (9.7%)
  • United States (9.5%)
  • Italian (6.8%)
  • Polish (3.5%)

For population 25 years and over in Rockledge:

  • High school or higher: 93.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 30.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.0%
  • Unemployed: 9.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rockledge city:

  • Never married: 21.1%
  • Now married: 59.7%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 5.3%
  • Divorced: 13.2%

Rockledge compared to Florida state average:

  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Details

City : Rockledge

Population : 24,926

Area : Central County

State : Florida

Government : Council-Manager

Zipcodes: 32955, 32956

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