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Living In West Melbourne, FL

A small city in Florida, West Melbourne has a population of just over 20,000. Retirees account for a greater percentage of the population (20%) here than nationally (14%), while young adults appear in smaller numbers. Renters tend to be in the minority in the city, and 74% of residents own their homes. The average rent for West Melbourne is $126 per month more than the state average.

There are three primary industries in West Melbourne: manufacturing, retail, and healthcare. Together, these industries make up 20% of the city's labor force. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many workers in these industries are in management, as 6% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any profession. With an average annual income of almost $72,000, West Melbourne workers take home around $5,000 more than their peers elsewhere in the state. The city's average income, however, is fairly average compared to the national level ($73,345). West Melbourne has a relatively large percentage of residents over the age of 25 who have completed some level of post-secondary education compared to the national average (19%), as 23% possess a Bachelor's or Associate's degree. In addition, 8% possess a Master's or Doctoral degree.

With an average commute time of about 21 minutes, quicker than most cities in Florida, West Melbourne residents know that traveling to work isn't overly time-consuming. Driving is the most common way to get to work, chosen by 37% of residents, while public transit is not widely used. Riding a bike is the second-most common way to get to work, selected by 1% of workers. Walking isn't a common method of commuting to work.

Frequently Asked Questions About West Melbourne

What is the average rent in West Melbourne?

The average rent of a studio apartment in West Melbourne is $2,190 per month. For a one-bedroom apartment it's $1,767 per month. For a two-bedroom apartment the average rent is $2,107 per month.

What is the average cost of rent for a one-bedroom in West Melbourne?

The average rent of a one-bedroom apartment in West Melbourne is $1,767

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