This revenue is spent on beach improvements, visitor information centers and website,[187] promotion and advertising, the Brevard Zoo, additional beach improvements and the Space Coast Stadium. Bay County Courthouse (Clerk of Courts) Bradford County No web sites found at State of Florida.com for cities and towns in Bradford County. [197], An annual February Greek Festival had over 8,000 visitors in 2011. This county was St. Lucia county from 1844 to 1855. In 1928, the Bay Mabel Harbor (now the Port Everglades channel) was opened. Cocoa Beach is home to 11X World Surfing Champion Kelly Slater. In 1916, the settlement of "Zona" was renamed Davie in recognition of Robert P. Davie, a land developer who purchased a great deal of reclaimed Everglades land. In 1947, Pompano merged with beach area to form the present day City of Pompano Beach. Broward County is located in southeastern Florida, US. The various cities, towns and villages of Brevard have varying reliance on services provided by the Brevard County government. There were 1,585 residents. Profiles for 187 cities, towns and other populated places in Brevard County Florida. These resources are free of cost, therefore, all it takes is registering to participate. (2004's Charley was an exception). Von D. 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[10], There are 16 municipalities. In 2005 they helped 8,448 alleged victims in Brevard County. The 45-mile-long (72 km) island includes the cities of Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach, Indialantic, Melbourne Beach, Patrick Space Force Base, Indian Harbour Beach, and Satellite Beach. The largest by population is Palm Bay, the smallest Melbourne Village. [citation needed], The non-profit Circles of Care provides mental health programs to Brevard. The Space Coast has a number of museums from the rocket exhibitions at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and the Air Force Space and Missile Museum, to local museums and others of unique character, such as the American Police Hall of Fame & Museum. The earliest evidence of Native American settlement in the Miami region came from about 12,000 years ago. Brevard county is named for Doctor Ephriam Brevard, writer of the so-called Mecklenberg (N.C.) Declaration of Independence, or Theodore Washington Brevard, state comptroller, 1854, 1855-1860. The largest portion of the county is the Conservation Area that extends west to border Collier County. This fell to a seasonal low of 42.3% in September. As of the 2010 census, the population was 543,376, making it the 10th most populated county in Florida. It was created with a custom script with US Census Bureau data and modified with Inkscape. Homes situated in neighborhoods by the beach are generally 20 percent more expensive, however, here they are still reasonably priced. There were 475 staff members.[117]. Mercedes had $1 billion in sales in 2004. The Brevard Zoo is a 75 acres (30 ha) facility[273] that contains more than 650 animals representing more than 165 species from Florida, South America, Africa, Asia and Australia. [182] Brevard tourists come mainly from ten states: Florida itself is first, followed by Ohio, Illinois, Michigan, New York, Virginia, Wisconsin, Georgia, Minnesota, and Pennsylvania. [252], Florida City Gas furnishes natural gas to various areas of the county.[253]. An elected State Attorney prosecutes criminal cases for the State of Florida. Goldenrod. Publix has 23 stores; Winn-Dixie has 10; Wal-Mart has 12 stores; the county has three warehouse clubs. Males had a median income of $44,935 versus $36,813 for females. 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 [102], In 2008, 14,865 workers were employed at the NASA/Kennedy Space Center. [79], In 2010, 90% of residents had a high school degree, compared with 85% statewide. The median income for a household in the county was $41,691, and the median income for a family was $50,531. [76] Most of these apps you can easily gain access to by simply using your library card number. There is the professional Space Coast Symphony Orchestra. [citation needed], In 2005–2006, Brevard introduced a federally approved experimental Medicaid program which puts volunteering 60+-year-olds in an HMO-like organization in order to save money. [citation needed], Coordinates: 28°18′N 80°42′W / 28.30°N 80.70°W / 28.30; -80.70, Places adjacent to Brevard County, Florida. [22] In 1976, Interstate 95 was completed through Broward County. [21] The population subsequently experienced an 85.7% population growth which brought the population to a total of 620,100 in 1970.[21]. Incorporated Cities, Towns & Census Designated Places in Citrus County In 2014, the county charged $36 annually per household. Incorporated Cities, Towns & Census Designated Places in Orange County. [26], Five hurricanes have directly affected Brevard since 1950: David (September 3, 1979); Erin (August 2, 1995) – made landfall near Sebastian Inlet and caused mostly minor wind damage and more extensive flooding countywide; Charley (August 13, 2004) – caused damage in Titusville and North Brevard; Frances (September 3, 2004) – struck neighboring Vero Beach in Indian River County directly and caused widespread wind damage throughout Brevard;[27] and Jeanne (September 26, 2004) – struck Vero Beach directly, following very nearly the same path as Frances. 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. The median age was 40 years. The history of Brevard County begins with the prehistory of native cultures living in the area for thousands of years prior to the arrival of Europeans in the 16th century. ", "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. [54] Local bird counts indicate that there are at least 163 species of birds in the county. For every 100 females, there were 93.3 males. [269] Choral groups include the Brevard Community Chorus,[270] the Indialantic Chamber Singers,[271] and the Brevard Youth Chorus.[272]. [91] As of 2018[update] the Broward County Municipal Services District serves seven unincorporated neighborhoods, including six census designated places (Boulevard Gardens, Broadview Park, Franklin Park, Hillsboro Pines, Roosevelt Gardens and Washington Park) and a parcel with a population of 72 in 2018, Hillsboro Ranches. Criteria were integration of neighborhoods, income, and the quality of schools minorities attend. In 1956, Lighthouse Point was incorporated and the Florida Turnpike was completed through Broward County. The warmest months are July and August with average highs of 90 °F (32 °C) and average lows of 72.2. This was 21% of the people in the county. Snow was officially reported by weather observers in West Palm Beach, LaBelle, Hollywood, and Royal Palm Ranger Station in deep South Miami-Dade County.[23]. Deerfield Beach—another primary eastern municipality—has its own street grid, as do two smaller municipalities—Dania and Hallandale. Located halfway between Jacksonville and Miami, Brevard County extends 72 miles (116 km) from north to south, and averages 26.5 miles (42.6 km) wide. There are satellite campuses for the University of Central Florida, Barry University, Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University, Keiser University, and Webster University. In 1929, Merle Fogg Airport (now site of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport) was dedicated. [261], In 2017, there were five municipal entities selling water (figures in parentheses are millions of gallons/day): Cocoa (22), Melbourne (19), Palm Bay (6), Titusville (2), and West Melbourne (1). Broward experienced wind speeds between 80 and 100 mph (130 and 160 km/h) which endured for about five hours. Brevard County Central Disposal Facility is located in Cocoa, has a size 190-acre (77 ha) and receives annually around 275,000 tonnes of waste. The county has awarded a $3.9 million contract for a wetlands mitigation for this new landfill. According to the Secretary of State's office, Republicans are a plurality of registered voters in Brevard County. [11], The county has nine major canals. Broward County Schools has the sixth largest school district in the country and the second largest in the state after the Miami-Dade district. [18], The county has a Köppen climate classification of Cf with a year-round distribution of rainfall. In 1960, the City of Pembroke Pines was incorporated. FLL is classified by the US Federal Aviation Administration as a "major hub" facility serving commercial air traffic. They migrate north in the summer and return in September. [198], The annual Grant Seafood Festival attracts as many as 50,000 people for the two-day February event. In 1960, it was just over 111,000. [171], In 2012 there were 2,900 military jobs in the county. Both present local news. Each Commissioner must be a resident of the district for which he or she seeks election. [9], The United States Board on Geographic Names is considering[when?] 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. Brevard, to its "Platinum 400" List. [8] The county is unofficially divided into three sections: North County, comprising Titusville, Mims and Port St. John; Central Brevard, which includes Cocoa, Rockledge, Merritt Island, and Cocoa Beach; and South County, which includes Melbourne, Palm Bay, Grant, Valkaria, and the South Beaches. The area was ranked first for Hispanic equality with whites. The average foreclosed house sold for $70,000 down from $81,000 in 2009. [196], The annual Florida Key Lime Pie Festival is held beach side every Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend. 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. Conway. During the dry season, periods of drought often occur, and can lead to a persistent and high wild land fire threat. A number of organizations help promote the area. The County Commission meets in formal session the first four Tuesdays of each month at 10:00 a.m. in Room 422 of the Broward County Governmental Center. The Mid Reach includes the 7.6 miles (12.2 km) in Satellite Beach. [100] Real estate taxes are levied by each authority. [156], The average non-foreclosed house sold for $143,000 in 2010, down from $147,000 in 2009. where many unmanned rockets were launched early in the U.S. space program, including Explorer 1, the first US spacecraft placed in earth orbit. A centrally located County Government Center in Viera was established to provide more accessible services to residents in the southern part of the county. [226] Children are treated and educated with the specific goal of mainstreaming children diagnosed with the following into public school: Down syndrome, Williams syndrome, cerebral palsy, deletion syndrome, PDDs including Rett syndrome, autism, and Apert syndrome, as well as children with visual, speech and hearing delays. It is located along the east Florida coast and bordered by the Atlantic Ocean. In 2013, there was a total of 24,000 acres (9,700 ha), with 62 miles (100 km) of trails and 120 miles (190 km) of fire lanes. Local stations licensed to or located in Brevard County include: The following films were filmed (in parts) in Brevard County:[265]. Several different performances are scheduled each week. [189], In 2008, the county had 11,000 hotel rooms available. [122] From January to June 2009, the county reported a total of 10,037 crimes. The Observation Gantry near Launch Complex 39 offers a view of the Space Shuttle launch pads (first built for the Apollo missions), the Vehicle Assembly Building, and the crawlerway over which rockets are taken to the pad. [20] In numerous instances these fires have caused property damage. [262], The county controls six Wastewater Treatment Facilities: Mims (900,000 US gallons (3,400,000 l; 750,000 imp gal)/day), Port St. John (500,000 US gallons (1,900,000 l; 420,000 imp gal)/day), South Central (Viera) (12,000,000 US gallons (45,000,000 l; 10,000,000 imp gal)/day), South Beaches, and Barefoot Bay area. The following are regularly used for transportation and drainage: The underlying limestone in the county is relatively young at 150,000 years old. Items are permanent reminders of our nation's history, as well as a memorial to military veterans. A home health aide, Medicare-certified, was $88,660, substantially higher than the Florida average of $51,480. Cocoa has three, and Eau Gallie, one.[168]. Date: 5 septembre 2007: Source: My own work, based on public domain information. [5] Most of the water is the Atlantic Ocean, the St. Johns River and the Indian River Lagoon. The South Reach includes the 3.8 miles (6.1 km) in Indialantic and Melbourne Beach. [177], There are 40 4-H-related clubs in the county, including livestock- and pet-related and after-school clubs. [212] In March 2010, there were 33, 500 people out of work. The average home had dropped 53.4% since the peak of the boom. Adult day care (44 hours) was cheaper at $12,870 annually, as was a home health aide "licensed-only" $38,896. In 2010, 15,000 were estimated. In 2005, the Next Generation Consulting for Leadership Brevard, a leadership development organization for local business and civic groups, and Brevard Tomorrow commissioned a survey of people 21-44. It was created with a custom script with US Census Bureau data and modified with Inkscape. 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. [248], While Brevard County has transportation available in the usual modes for a coastal county—highways, shipping, and airlines—it has the addition of space transportation, making it unique in the world. [69][70][71] Other companies with headquarters in unincorporated areas include Locair. As of 2005, Broward County led the nation's metropolitan areas in new AIDS diagnoses, with a reported rate 58.4 new AIDS diagnoses per 100,000 people. [150], 84,401 households in the county (38%) received social security payments in 2009 averaging $16,136 for a total of $1.7 billion annually. Sales and revenue from this industry were $3.4 billion. [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. "Space Rush: Local Impact of Federal Aerospace Programs on Brevard and Surrounding Counties,", This page was last edited on 18 December 2020, at 05:09. [149], In 2010, there were 5,600 civilian government workers in the county. Cities & Towns of Brevard Brevard County has been ranked 1st in the south and 10th in the nation as one of the most affordable places to buy a home! [12] The county seat is Fort Lauderdale. For every 100 females, there were 93.9 males. Here are some Florida cities you may want to check out. While this may have labor repercussions later, currently business is having no problems hiring. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.7 males. It was created with a custom script with US Census Bureau data and modified with Inkscape. [238], The Brevard County Library System has 17 branches. Several of these disappeared when Kennedy Space Center took over their area.[237]. The county jail retains inmates awaiting trial or those who have been sentenced to a year [19] There are distinct wet and dry seasons. The population is not growing rapidly, new housing is being constructed. [221], Brevard was ranked 25th in the state, out of 67 counties, for health outcomes in 2014. The county has centralized most county and circuit courts in Viera which try a variety of cases including felonies, misdemeanors, traffic, and domestic. In 2012, this raised $8.4 million. [60] Without the implementation of the new testing campaign, the reported numbers of new diagnoses would have probably been lower. [154], Monthly foreclosures exceeded 746 from January 2009 through October. 25% of the houses sold in 2010 had been foreclosed. Brevard County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential Males had a median income of $48,191 versus $33,276 for females. Indigent defendants can be represented by the office of the elected Public Defender. [101] The total taxable real estate base was $33.7 billion in 2009. [159], In 2010 Kiplinger.com rated the county one of five "best" places in America to retire. In 2010, it counted 45 species. [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. Titusville is located along the Indian River, west of Merritt Island and the Kennedy Space Center, and south-southwest of the Canaveral National Seashore. They also seek out financial assistance A secondary center of county administrative offices was built beginning in 1989 in Viera, Florida, a master planned community in an unincorporated area. Most of this was in the relatively undeveloped low-lying areas, west of Interstate 95, on the banks of the St. Johns River. About 11.2% of families and 14.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.9% of those under the age 18 and 12.6% of those aged 65 or over. [217][218], In 2011, Wells Fargo, with $1.9 billion in local deposits, had 26% share of the business; SunTrust $1.3 billion, 17%; Bank of America $1.2 billion, 16%; Regions Bank $408 million, 5%; and JPMorgan Chase $379 million, 5%. [104], In 2012 bonds issued by the county were given a rating of AA by the Fitch Group and improved ratings by Moody's.[105]. [119], In 2009, there were 1,200 law enforcement officers working in the county, of which 361 are sheriff's deputies. [130], Stormsewer fees vary. Additionally, with 23 miles of beach, Broward County is a popular destination for scuba diving, snorkeling, and droves of young Spring break tourists from around the world.[80][81]. While the county does well against national figures, and scored high in livability, it usually ranked last against these "peers" in the other eight areas. [87], In 2009, Forbes ranked the county 18th out of 100 MSAs and first out of 8 metros in Florida for affordable housing and short commute times, among others.[202]. Broward County has an average elevation of six feet (1.8 m) above sea level. [247], The county contains about 300 gasoline retail outlets. It is owned by the media conglomerate Gannett. Incorporated Places have an asterisk (*). Fall migration tends to be stronger than spring because birds typically take different flyways. The clerk's office had 323 workers, including subcontractors. There were 1.2 million day visitors. [200], In 2009, recreational boat owners generated almost $51 million annually towards the county economy, ranking the industry fifth in the state. The Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts, seating 2000, features locally produced and former Broadway shows, ballet, and symphony. As of 2010[update], Haitians made up the largest population of immigrants, with Jamaicans coming in second, Colombians in third, followed by Cuban exiled refugees in fourth place, then Peruvians, Venezuelans, Brazilians, Dominicans, Canadians, and Mexicans being the tenth highest group of expatriates. [citation needed], 23% of Brevard County is agricultural-usable for citrus, raising cattle or horses. Broward County is composed of Oolite limestone while western Broward is composed mostly of Bryozoa. The county saw another population and development boom post-World War II when the transformation from agricultural to urbanized residential area began. [242], The Brevard Blue Ducks, members of the United States Basketball League (USBL), played their home schedule at the Clemente Center at Florida Tech. The county employed about 2,900 workers in 2009. They are funded from real estate taxes in the affected area. The Brevard Cultural Alliance (BCA) maintains an event calendar[195] and a map of sites of historic, cultural, and ecological interest. Brevard County is the sole county in the Palm Bay – Melbourne – Titusville, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area (formerly the Melbourne-Titusville-Cocoa, Florida Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area and Melbourne-Titusville-Palm Bay, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area). [35] December 2010 was the coldest December on record.[36]. [29], The following storms did not affect Brevard County with hurricane-force winds: Floyd (September 15, 1999),[30] and Irene (October 16, 1999). Officials say the burn is 68-acres at Malabar Scrub Sanctuary in Malabar, W of US-1. [183], 1.6 million people visited the Space Center Visitor Complex in 2008. [143] In December 2010, Forbes magazine rated the area the worst place in America to find a job. [17] In the same year, the Seminole Tribe of Florida incorporated as a governing entity and began organizing cigarette sales, bingo and land leases that will bring millions of dollars in annual revenue in later years. Health First tries to integrate quality healthcare services with state-of-the-art technology. 1 Healing Hospital for the third straight year by the Baptist Healing Trust. Due to dwindling numbers of golfers, five courses closed from 2004 to 2017. [259][260], In 2013, the county consumed about 100,000,000 US gallons (380,000,000 l; 83,000,000 imp gal) daily. [153] In 2012, the county was the highest in foreclosure rate in the nation. The Brevard Technical Journal is the industry monthly newspaper for business management, engineering, purchasing, manufacturing, and staff. The county government has historically labeled the beach areas differently. In 2006, Forbes magazine named Harris Corporation, headquartered in [258], During one month in 2018, the recycling vendor processed 9,334 short tons (8,468 t) of glass, plastic, cardboard, paper and metal. This was the first time in 20 years, a bid was requested. In 1946 Dr. [180], The county raised its room tax to 5% in 2005. It has since reduced its backlog. 2.2 Community Description Broward County is in southeastern Florida. [50] There are an estimated 3,500 gopher tortoises in the county. There are nine apps available for download: Broward County Library (BCL WoW), Freegal Music, Hoopla, Overdrive, Libby, Axis 360, RBdigital Magazines, Rosetta Stone, and Brainfuse. This is from a peak growth percentage change of 297.9% which saw the population of Broward grow from 83,933 as of 1950 to 333,946 in 1960. For solid waste pickup for 100,000 residences was 3.43 / 28.30°N 80.70°W / 28.30 ;,! 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