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Apartments for rent in Merritt Island, FL

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See what Merritt Island, FL has to offer.

Who Lives Here

Merritt Island Demographics

Education

High School

29%

Associate's

35%

Bachelor's

24%

Master's

10%

Doctorate

1%

Family Size

2 people

56%

3 people

19%

4 people

15%

5 people

7%

6+ people

3%

Household Income

0-50k

36%

50-100k

34%

100-150k

15%

150-200k

7%

200k+

8%

Age

0-10

9%

10-20

11%

20-45

24%

45-65

32%

65+

24%

Affordability

How expensive is it in Merritt Island?

Rent Trends

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*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around Merritt Island

Merritt Island Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

30%

15-30 Mins

38%

30-40 Mins

16%

40-60 Mins

10%

60+ Mins

7%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 5656

Walk Score®

Percentage: 4949

Bike Score®

Top Scores: Retail, Grocery, Parks

Things To Do In Merritt Island

Top Score

Retail Shops

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Merritt Island's retail scene is in the bag.

  1. A high number of shops per resident
  2. Significantly more shops than average
  3. Significantly more shops than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Suffice to say, this place is great for groceries.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. 47% fewer grocery stores than average
  3. 56% fewer grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Parks

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll be living the park life in Merritt Island.

  1. A high number of parks per resident
  2. 24% fewer parks than average
  3. 23% fewer parks than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Merritt Island draws a crowd for its fine art.

  1. A high number of fine art centers per resident
  2. 26% fewer fine art centers than average
  3. 67% more fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Filling stations in Merritt Island are at full-throttle!

  1. A high number of gas stations per resident
  2. 52% more gas stations than average
  3. 20% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Happy hour starts at six around here.

  1. A high number of bars and clubs per resident
  2. 10% fewer bars and clubs than average
  3. 25% more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

More of a gem than germ, this Merritt Island is not too bad for medical care.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. 69% fewer medical facilities than average
  3. 82% fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

An average foodie scene: not too cold and not too hot.

  1. A high number of restaurants per resident
  2. 5% more restaurants than average
  3. 21% fewer restaurants than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Who's an ok boy? Merritt Island doesn't deserve many treats.

  1. A high number of pet facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more pet facilities than average
  3. 55% more pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Coffee

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The coffee scene is lukewarm in Merritt Island.

  1. A high number of coffee shops per resident
  2. 47% fewer coffee shops than average
  3. 35% fewer coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll have to workout somewhere else to keep fit.

  1. A high number of gyms per resident
  2. An average number of gyms
  3. 11% fewer gyms than areas of a similar size

Merritt Island Education

Schools

Top Schools in Merritt Island

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What You Need to Know

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All About

Living in Merritt Island, FL

Merritt Island, Florida is a small city with a population of approximately 36,000. Retirees make up a greater percentage of the population (23%) here than nationally (14%), while young adults figure less prominently in the demographics. With an average age of just over 45, the city's residents are older than most cities in Florida. The majority of Merritt Island residents own their homes, and 26% of residents rent. At $1,064 per month, the average rent is just below the state average.

Compared to the national average (7%), Merritt Island has a relatively high concentration of residents older than 25 with advanced degrees, as 8% have earned a Master's or a Doctoral degree. Further, 15% have earned a Bachelor's degree. There are three primary industries in Merritt Island: retail, entertainment, and healthcare. Together, these industries make up 16% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many residents work in management, as 6% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any field. Merritt Island workers earn an average annual income of about $73,000, around $6,000 more than the average Florida resident. However, the city's average income is fairly average compared to the national level of $73,345.

Averaging about 25 minutes, the commute time for Merritt Island residents is faster than the Florida average of about 29 minutes. Many residents (39%) commute to work by car or truck, while public transportation isn't extensively used. Walking isn't a common way to get to work.