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Indian Harbour Beach, Florida
—  City  —
Location in Brevard County and the state of Florida
Coordinates: 28°9′7″N 80°35′42″W / 28.15194°N 80.595°W / 28.15194; -80.595
Country  United States
State  Florida
County  Brevard
Area
 - Total 2.6 sq mi (6.8 km2)
 - Land 2.1 sq mi (5.5 km2)
 - Water 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)
Elevation 10 ft (3 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 8,152
 - Density 3,135.4/sq mi (1,198.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 12-33450[1]
GNIS feature ID 0284502[2]

Indian Harbour Beach is a city in Brevard County, Florida, United States. The population was 8,152 at the 2000 census. As of 2005, the population estimated by the U.S. Census Bureau is 8,441.[3] It is part of the Palm BayMelbourneTitusville Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Public safety

One of the problems with tsunamis is that there is a window of 15–60 minutes from detection until the waves strike. The National Weather Service has named Indian Harbour Beach, population 8,500, the first "tsunami-ready" city in Florida.[4]

The city has a 100% Volunteer Fire Department, consisting of 30+ members and utilizing three Class-A pumpers, including a 75 feet (23 m) ladder truck.[5]

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.8 km² (2.6 mi²). 5.5 km² (2.1 mi²) of it is land and 1.3 km² (0.5 mi²) of it (18.63%) is water.

Surrounding areas

Government

In 2007, the city had a taxable real estate base of $920.7 million.[6]

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 8,152 people, 3,762 households, and 2,381 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,470.8/km² (3,810.1/mi²). There were 4,315 housing units at an average density of 778.5/km² (2,016.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.40% White, 0.93% African American, 0.28% Native American, 1.57% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.55% from other races, and 1.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.28% of the population.

There were 3,762 households out of which 21.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.8% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.7% were non-families. 30.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.69.

In the city the population was spread out with 18.5% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 23.6% from 25 to 44, 27.5% from 45 to 64, and 24.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 90.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.0 males.

Economy

Personal income

The median income for a household in the city was $42,889, and the median income for a family was $56,803. Males had a median income of $50,045 versus $29,697 for females. The per capita income for the city was $29,986. About 2.3% of families and 5.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.3% of those under age 18 and 2.2% of those age 65 or over. IHB ranks third in Brevard for per capita income and 142 in the state out of 887 other places.

History

Indian Harbour Beach was founded on June 6, 1955 by W. Lansing Gleason, John H. Neafie and Louis S. Henry.

Education

There is one elementary school, Ocean Breeze Elementary. In 2009, it scored 11th in the state on the FCAT test.[7]

See also

Notable residents

References

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. http://geonames.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  3. ^ http://www.census.gov/popest/cities/tables/SUB-EST2005-04-12.xls census.gov
  4. ^ NOAA News Online (Story 2470)
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ Dean, James (April 26, 2008). More taxes or fewer services. Florida Today.  
  7. ^ White, George (1 November 2009). "Parade mark FCAT success". The South Beaches Breeze (Melbourne, Florida: Florida Today): pp. 28. http://www.floridatoday.com/article/20091125/NEWS0307/911250303/1166/NEWS0305/Parade+marks+FCAT+success.  

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