Merritt Island, Florida is home to more than 45,000 people. Merritt Island sits in between the Indian River to the east and the Banana River to west which is next to Cocoa Beach and Cape Canaveral.
While Merritt Island is an unincorporated part of Brevard County, it is a focal point for Florida’s Space Coast. Those traveling from Orlando to Cocoa Beach for the beautiful pristine beaches or Cape Canaveral for the Cruise Ships and restaurants. The Kennedy Space Center, where America’s Space Programs is centered is located on the northern end of Merritt Island.
Merritt Island Fl has two primary zip codes. The northern and central part of Merritt Island has a 32953 zip code, while the central to southern and eastern parts of Merritt Island has a 32952 zip code. There is a 32954 zip code on Merritt Island, however, this zip code is only used for P.O. Box addresses.
Dividing Merritt Island up between the two zip codes shows a good balance in demographics between the two.
The 32953 zip code has a border east of Sykes Creek, south of State Road 528, also commonly referred to as the Bee-Line or Beach Line Expressway and the all of Merritt Island souther of State Road 520, also commonly referred to as Merritt Island Causeway.
The 32953 zip code has a border of everything between and west of Sykes Creek and the Indian River, every where north of state road 528, and north of state road 520.
The 32954 zip code is only used in association with Post Office Box addresses. There is one post office on Merritt Island.
* Zip Code 32952:
Current Population: 21,225
Average House Value: $202,300
Average Household Income: $64,256
Persons Per Household: 2.36
White Population: 18,884
Black Population: 408
Hispanic Population: 1,092
Asian Population: 642
Native American Population: 196
Other Population: 215
Male Population: 9,889
Female Population: 9,992
Median Age: 48.70 years
Male Median Age: 48.10
Female Median Age: 49.20
* Zip Code 32953:
Current Population: 23,803
Average House Value: $184,300
Average Household Income: $51,470
Persons Per Household: 2.35
White Population: 20,225
Black Population: 1,803
Hispanic Population: 1,467
Asian Population: 717
Native American Population: 243
Other Population: 421
Male Population: 11,080
Female Population: 11,674
Median Age: 46.80 years
Male Median Age: 46.20 years
Female Median Age: 47.30 years
* – 2010 US Census
Schools that are located on Merritt Island fall within the two zip codes accordingly.
Within the 32953 Merritt Island zip code is Merritt Island High School, grades 9-12. Edgewood Sr./Jr. High School, grades 9-12. MILA Elementary school, grades k-6 and Stevenson Elementary grades k-6.
Within the 32952 Merritt Island zip code are the schools Tropical Elementary, grades pre k-6, Autobahn Elementary, grades pre k-6, Stevenson Elementary k-6, Jefferson Middle School grades 7-8.
There are some private schools on Merritt Island, however, for this article, all schools mentioned are primary public schools that fall within the Brevard County School District.
With the Island separated into two different zip codes, Merritt Island still maintains the feel and community of one Island. Regardless if whether a person or family lives in North Merritt Island across the Barge Canal or in South Merritt Island along Courtney or South Tropical Trail, East Merritt Island or Central Merritt Island between 528 and 520, it is unique in that it is one community for all of the Islanders.