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Rockledge, Florida
Location in Brevard County and the state of Florida
Location in Brevard County and the state of Florida
Coordinates: 28°19′30″N 80°43′58″W / 28.325, -80.73278
Country Flag of the United States United States
State Flag of Florida Florida
County  Brevard
Area
 - Total 12.2 sq mi (31.5 km²)
 - Land 10.7 sq mi (27.7 km²)
 - Water 1.5 sq mi (3.8 km²)
Elevation 23 ft (7 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 20,170
 - Density 1,653.3/sq mi (640.3/km²)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 32955-32956
Area code(s) 321
FIPS code 12-61500[1]
GNIS feature ID 0294132[2]

Rockledge is a city in Brevard County, Florida, United States. The population was 20,170 at the 2000 census. As of 2004, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau is 23,295 [1]. Brevard County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida, along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states... Image File history File links Flag_of_Florida. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ... Following is a list of counties in Florida. ... Brevard County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida, along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... Metronome, a public art installation showing the time in New York City The Eastern Time Zone (ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of Northern America and the west coast of South America. ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Although DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Mr. ... A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating telephone number ranges to countries, regions, areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks such as mobile phone networks. ... Area code 321 is the area code serving Brevard County, Florida. ... Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the U.S. Federal government for use by all (non-military) government agencies and by government contractors. ... GNIS (The Geographic Names Information System) contains name and locative information about almost two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its Territories. ... Brevard County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida, along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ...

Contents

Geography

Rockledge is located at 28°19′30″N, 80°43′58″W (28.324938, -80.732686).[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 31.5 km² (12.2 mi²). 27.7 km² (10.7 mi²) of it is land and 3.8 km² (1.5 mi²) of it (12.15%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


It is bounded on the north by Cocoa, on the west by the St. Johns River and scrubland, to the south by Viera (unincorporated) and Melbourne, and to the east by the Indian River Lagoon and Merritt Island (unincorporated) on the opposite shore. Cocoa is a city located in Brevard County, Florida. ... The St. ... Viera is located in Brevard County and is currently home to most of the Brevard County Government offices. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Nickname: Location in Brevard County and the state of Florida Coordinates: , Country State County Brevard Settled c. ... The Indian River Lagoon is a series of lagoons and inlets making up a portion of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Merritt Island is a census designated place in Brevard County, on the Atlantic coast of the U.S. state of Florida. ...


Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 20,170 people, 7,864 households, and 5,677 families residing in the city. The population density was 727.8/km² (1,884.4/mi²). There were 8,353 housing units at an average density of 301.4/km² (780.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 81.06% White, 14.64% African American, 0.28% Native American, 1.66% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 0.73% from other races, and 1.56% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.28% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 7,864 households out of which 31.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.8% were married couples living together, 11.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.8% were non-families. 22.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.93. Matrimony redirects here. ...


The population was distributed as follows: 23.8% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 25.2% from 45 to 64, and 16.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 90.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.3 males.


Economy

Personal income

The median income for a household in the city was $45,218, and the median income for a family was $52,332. Males had a median income of $39,434 versus $25,918 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,700. About 4.0% of families and 6.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.2% of those under age 18 and 7.2% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Industry

This area as with most areas in this region of the state of Florida is mostly run by construction. Many of the local business with open job listings are construction companies. The people of this area are an industrous people. As forementioned construction and landscaping is one of the most popular jobs. That along with teaching is the most populated job venue.


History

Rockledge was founded on August 7, 1887, making it the oldest incorporated municipality in Brevard County. Early industry in the area was based on the citrus trade and accommodation for tourists traveling to South Florida via the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway of the Indian River. The town's original hotel, the Brevard Hotel, was razed in the 1990s to make room for condominium and marina development. Current citrus groves are now nominal, producing citrus confections, juice and souvenirs for the tourist trade and for local consumption. Local businesses now focus greatly on technology and aerospace, especially those related to nearby Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral. The city also sees a fair amount of ghost hunters coming to visit Ashley's restaurant, a reportedly haunted establishment. Rockledge takes great pride in Rockledge High School, which has won many state championships in athletics, including the 2001 and 2002 FHSAA football state championships, the 2004 state championship in baseball, and the 2004 state championship in the track and field Girl's 200 Meter Sprint, along with six other state championships in cross country from past years. This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... Tourist redirects here. ... Categories: Stub ... This article is about the form of housing. ... A small marina at Brixham, Devon, England. ... For other uses, see Souvenir (disambiguation). ... By the mid 20th century humans had achieved a mastery of technology sufficient to leave the surface of the Earth for the first time and explore space. ... Look up aerospace in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Merritt Island and Kennedy Space Center (shown in white). ... This article is about the area of Florida. ... For other uses, see Ghost (disambiguation). ...


Points of interest

Historic Sites

  • H. S. Williams House

Notable residents

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References

  1. ^ a b American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ US Board on Geographic Names. United States Geological Survey (2007-10-25). Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990. United States Census Bureau (2005-05-03). Retrieved on 2008-01-31.

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External links

  • City of Rockledge official site
  • Old Photos and Postcards from the Rockledge Heritage Foundation
  • Rockledge, Florida is at coordinates 28°19′30″N 80°43′58″W / 28.324938, -80.732686 (Rockledge, Florida)Coordinates: 28°19′30″N 80°43′58″W / 28.324938, -80.732686 (Rockledge, Florida)

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City of Rockledge - Welcome To Rockledge (239 words)
The City of Rockledge is the oldest incorporated municipality in Brevard County, founded on the shoreline of the Indian River Lagoon on August 7, 1887.
Rockledge covers approximately 11 square miles with a 2006 population of 25,225 residents as of April 1, 2006.
Rockledge also enjoys a wide variety of available commercial centers to meet the needs of its residents and has one hospital, four public schools, three private schools and churches of various denominations.
Rockledge, Florida - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (563 words)
Rockledge is a city located in Brevard County, Florida.
Rockledge was founded on August 7, 1887, making it the oldest incorporated municipality in Brevard County.
Early industry in the area was based on the citrus trade and accommodation for tourists traveling to South Florida via the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway of the Indian River.
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