Rockledge and Titusville maintain their own trash service. In the past, Waste Management, Inc has performed the work, not only for the county but for 9 of 16 Brevard municipalities. The courthouse in Titusville provides the venue for circuit and county cases arising in the north part of the county while the courthouse in Melbourne is the venue for county cases arising in the southern portion of the county. The community was successful in having this decision revoked. Also, among West Indians, 5.99% were Haitian and were 5.91% Jamaican. The States Attorney's Office sponsors the Victim/Witness Services. [59] Broward was the only county in the nation outside the Northeast in which Italian-Americans formed the largest ethnic group in 2000. [116] The sheriff solved the problem by the construction of a large but less expensive "hardened tent" to house non-violent offenders. [191] In January 2010, the average hotel room rate was $88.25. In 2009, average annual salaries in the county for engineers was $90,563; registered nurses $53,315; education $49,441; police officers $43,035; cooks $21,569; and cashiers $19,489. It is owned by the media conglomerate Gannett. First, westward-moving tropical systems often reach an atmospheric ridge weakness in the Bermuda High by the time they approach Florida at a latitude as northerly as Brevard County. [222], In 2013, there were about 88,000 persons without medical insurance in the county. [212] In March 2010, there were 33, 500 people out of work. [22], Offshore ocean temperatures have averaged: January – 64 °F (18 °C), February – 62 °F (17 °C), March – 67 °F (19 °C) and April – 72 °F (22 °C). The racial makeup of the county was 70.57% White (58% were Non-Hispanic),[58] 20.54% Black or African American, 0.24% Native American, 2.25% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 3.00% from other races, and 3.35% from two or more races. [231], Health First is the largest healthcare provider in the county, consisting of three not-for-profit hospitals—Cape Canaveral Hospital in Cocoa Beach, Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne, and Palm Bay Community Hospital in Palm Bay. In the year 1980, the US census reported over 1 million people living in Broward County. Date: 5 septembre 2007: Source: My own work, based on public domain information. [24], Although residents may refer to past storms as "hurricanes", by the time they strike the county, most have subsided to tropical storms or depressions. In 2008, the Canaveral Port Authority Board of Commissioners approved the creation of an independent police department. The clerk's office had 323 workers, including subcontractors. [101] The total taxable real estate base was $33.7 billion in 2009. [21], January is the coldest month, with an average low of 50.7 °F (10.4 °C) and an average high 71 °F (22 °C). There were 475 staff members.[117]. [122] From January to June 2009, the county reported a total of 10,037 crimes. The company proved that development could fund itself. [citation needed], The Broward County Charter provides for a separation between the legislative and administrative functions of government. [169], The county had 1,050 restaurants in 2007 and nearly that many (1,040) in 2010. No major hurricane, defined as category 3 or higher, has struck Brevard since 1850, the beginning of recorded climate. ", "Pollen season forecast to be a potent one", "Edible Plants of Central Florida – Titusville, Florida", "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990", "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. The Bureau of Labor Statistics counted the following workers in Brevard along with average annual pay ($): Retail 25,900 ($23,361), Manufacturing 21,700 ($65,521), Local government 20,100 ($42,517) and Hospitality 19,600 ($15,857). [100] Real estate taxes are levied by each authority. [49][55], The age distribution is 22.4% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 27.7% from 45 to 64, and 14.3% who were 65 years of age or older. [178] As in all Cooperative extension service, a land grant college, the University of Florida, conducted over 60 courses in 2010 in aid of 4-H programs and other agricultural pursuits. BREVARD COUNTY HISTORY: Satellite Beach is Relatively New Town by Florida Standards By Forida-Backroads-Travel.com // July 12, 2019 city of satellite beach incorporated in 1957 [citation needed], The non-profit Circles of Care provides mental health programs to Brevard. Broward County has voted for the Democratic candidate in most of the presidential elections in the past four decades, and has gone Democratic in every election since 1992. [86] In 2009, 25.7% of residents had an undergraduate degree, below the national average of 27.7%,[87] but the same as the rest of Florida. Several fires in 2008 forced the evacuation of Bayside High School, in the town of Palm Bay. This map shows the incorporated and unincorporated areas in Brevard County, Florida, highlighting Cocoa in red. Landscape irrigation accounted for about half of this usage. Broadview Park. It is the Southeast's largest and longest running seafood festival. Inc. magazine selected two local small companies as among the fastest growing in the country over the past three years – Applied Global Technology (nearly 100% annually) and Stops (nearly 200% annually). The county has 31 municipalities, which consist of 24 incorporated cities and many unincorporated areas. They also seek out financial assistance Due to dwindling numbers of golfers, five courses closed from 2004 to 2017. [143] In December 2010, Forbes magazine rated the area the worst place in America to find a job. There is 750,000 square feet (70,000 m2) of covered freight storage capacity. [185] In 2013, a city manager estimated that 20% of income from tourism comes during spring break.[186]. [102] County taxes rose 26.5% in total per capita revenue from 2002 to 2007, and 49.8% in property tax per capita in the same time frame. [198], The annual Grant Seafood Festival attracts as many as 50,000 people for the two-day February event. [153] In 2012, the county was the highest in foreclosure rate in the nation. The earliest evidence of Native American settlement in the Miami region came from about 12,000 years ago. In 2010, 15,000 were estimated. [54] Local bird counts indicate that there are at least 163 species of birds in the county. This list may not reflect recent changes (). [242], The Brevard Blue Ducks, members of the United States Basketball League (USBL), played their home schedule at the Clemente Center at Florida Tech. A small portion of the county along the southern border, including the communities of Micco and Barefoot Bay, share a 772 area code with Indian River County and St. Lucie County, Florida to the south. Profiles for 65 cities, towns and other populated places in Charlotte County Florida. There is no major urban center. Please update this article to reflect recent events or newly available information. [159], In 2010 Kiplinger.com rated the county one of five "best" places in America to retire. It has since reduced its backlog. [77], In 2015, interracial marriage constituted 29% of all marriages, the fourth highest in the nation, which averaged 17%. The dry lasts from December through May, the wet from June through November. The other burn is 900-acres near I-95 and Buffer Preserve Rd. 13-01: Revised Delineations of Metropolitan Statistical Areas, Micropolitan Statistical Areas, and Combined Statistical Areas, and Guidance on Uses of the Delineations of These Areas", "Table 1. Brevard County has two unique election districts. [83][84][85], Municipality populations are based on the 2015 5-year American Community Survey.[86][87]. They are rare, a protected species. [31], As of the 2015 5-year ACS, Broward County had 1,843,152 people, 670,284 households, and 425,680 families. Emphasizing its position as halfway down Florida are two roads that have been numbered halfway down Florida's numbering system, State Road 50 and State Road 500. The county seat is Fort Lauderdale. The population is not growing rapidly, new housing is being constructed. Higher education is provided by Eastern Florida State College (EFSC) and Florida Institute of Technology. [17] In 1926, the Hollywood Seminole Indian Reservation (formerly "Dania Reservation") was opened. The Brevard Symphony Orchestra and the Space Coast Ballet offer shows performed by professionals. [78], U.S. Census Bureau 2010 Ethnic/Race Demographics:[79][80], In 2010, 8.3% of the population considered themselves to be of only "American" ancestry (regardless of race or ethnicity. Date: 5 septembre 2007: Source: My own work, based on public domain information. Additional waterways include Lake Washington, Lake Poinsett, Lake Winder, Sawgrass Lake, the St. Johns River, and the Banana River. [76], In the 1950s, the county population was just under 24,000. [183], 1.6 million people visited the Space Center Visitor Complex in 2008. [179], In February 2010, the USDA declared that Brevard, along with of 59 other Florida counties, was a "primary natural disaster area". [citation needed], The Brevard Rams and Space Coast Predators were scheduled to play as members of the Florida Football Alliance in 2010. All but three of the 17 incorporated municipalities, Malabar, Cape Canaveral and Palm Shores, maintain their own law enforcement services. The legal process set in motion by this incident resulted in the desegregation of Broward County beaches in 1962.[19]. [215], There were 168,500 private sector jobs in the county in 2009. It had to be separated and transported to the Central Disposal Facility in Cocoa. Dredging for the Intracoastal created 41 spoil islands in the Brevard portion of the Indian River.[7]. From 1948 to 1988, the county went Republican in every election except for 1976. According to the Secretary of State's office, Republicans are a plurality of registered voters in Brevard County. Nevertheless, prices are surging. Northward these may compete with salt marshes moving in from the north, depending on the annual weather conditions. In 2005 they helped 8,448 alleged victims in Brevard County. [10], There are 16 municipalities. The following are regularly used for transportation and drainage: The underlying limestone in the county is relatively young at 150,000 years old. Here are some Florida cities you may want to check out. The largest by population is Palm Bay, the smallest Melbourne Village. In 1946 Dr. Eight years later a beach, today Dr. Broward County is one of the three counties in South Florida that make up the Miami metropolitan area, which was home to an estimated 6,198,782 people in 2018. The following were below the poverty line in 2000: In 2012, 79,621 people in the county were receiving food stamps. Of developable land in Broward County, approximately 471 square miles (1,219.9 km2), the majority is built upon, as the urban area is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the east and the Everglades Wildlife Management Area to the west. [73] When Bimini Island Air existed, its headquarters were in an unincorporated area.[74]. Both present local news. The county is also one of the few counties in the state where Independents outnumber Republicans. The North Reach includes 9.4 miles (15.1 km) in Cape Canaveral and Cocoa Beach. 8 tech center in the United States by Bizjournals. The Space Coast Early Intervention Center is a nationally recognized not-for-profit pre-school and therapeutic center that offers care and aids with the development of small children with special needs. Incorporated Places have an asterisk (*). The county ranked 17th for per capita income, out of Florida's 67 counties. [124][125], In 2017, the Florida Highway Patrol had about 32 troopers working different shifts on the I-95 interstate, and the unincorporated parts of the county. [88], From 2007 through 2010, the population has been essentially static. Annually,$78 million is spent at the Space Center Visitor's Complex, and $5.9 million from space business visitors. There are seven cruise lines, with six major cruise terminals. 160 ships visited their two piers in 2017. This means that the ground will not develop the sinkholes that are prevalent in the spine of Florida, where limestone is from 15 to 25 million years old. The driest month is April with 1.6 inches (4.1 cm) of rainfall; the wettest is September, with 6.6 inches (17 cm). In 1969, at the height of the space program, it was 234,000. This happened when the temperature falls below 28 °F (−2 °C)c degrees for 4 hours, where crops are being grown. [184], In 2009, there were 2.4 million overnight visitors in the county. 29.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and % had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. [192], Cocoa Main Street, a member of the Florida and National Main Street Programs, works toward restoring business sites in the historic area known as "Cocoa Village". [196], The annual Florida Key Lime Pie Festival is held beach side every Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend. [38], In the county, the population was spread out, with 21.7% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 27.7% from 45 to 64, and 15.0% who were 65 years of age or older. [20], The effects of a national recession hit the county in 1974 and the population growth finally slowed. The South Beaches is a term that measures direction south from the dividing line of Patrick Space Force Base, and includes South Patrick Shores, Satellite Beach, Indian Harbour Beach, Indialantic, and Melbourne Beach. 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[243], Aside from school-sponsored sports, there are youth leagues for basketball,[244] football, soccer, lacrosse, gymnastics,[245] baseball[246] and swimming. American City Business Journals rated Brevard 7th for quality of life out of 67. The Brevard economy has been driven by Trade, Transportation and Utilities The county ranked 13 in clinical care, 25th in societal factors (including air pollution and drinking water quality). [176] The county produces more than 25% of all blue crabs along Florida's East Coast. The Tequesta are credited with making the Miami Circle.[16]. Most of Brevard County receives cable television from Charter Spectrum. [citation needed], During the December holiday season, each of four yacht club parades during the evening in the Indian River/Banana River with holiday lighting on each boat. Broward experienced wind speeds between 80 and 100 mph (130 and 160 km/h) which endured for about five hours. In 2012, there were 90,000 septic tanks. This figure includes hotel workers. [234], Health care services tend to cost more in Brevard than Orlando or the statistical average in Florida. The inhabitants at the time of first European contact were the Tequesta people, who controlled much of southeastern Florida, including what is now Miami-Dade County, Broward County, and the southern part of Palm Beach County. [75] In 2007, a local census by volunteers counted 1,899 homeless residents. Lovebug season occurs twice annually in May and August–September. Port Canaveral is one of the world's busiest cruise port. [176], In 2016, tourism represents about 9% of the county's gross domestic product. 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