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Interesting Facts about Indialantic, Florida 32903


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Indialantic is a town in Brevard County, Florida, United States. The name is a portmanteau derived from the town`s location between the Indian River Lagoon and the Atlantic Ocean.

The population of Indialantic was 2,944 at the 2000 census. As of 2005, the population estimated by the U.S. Census Bureau is 3,076.[3] It is part of the Palm Bay»Melbourne»Titusville Metropolitan Statistical Area. The seldom-used official name of the incorporated town is "Indialantic-By-The-Sea."[4]

Inidialantic is situated on the barrier island that separates the Indian River Lagoon from the Atlantic Ocean. This island, approximately 35 miles (56 km) in length, stretches south from Cape Canaveral to the Sebastian Inlet (see the Sebastian Inlet State Park). The Melbourne Causeway connects Indialantic to Melbourne, Florida across the Indian River Lagoon. Indialantic is bordered on the south by the town of Melbourne Beach and on the north by unincorporated Brevard County.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.2 km▓ (1.2 mi▓). 2.7 km▓ (1.0 mi▓) of it is land and 0.5 km▓ (0.2 mi▓) of it (16.13%) is water.
[edit] Indialantic (32903)

Greater Indialantic represents a parallel development of suburban beach homes, which for lack of a stronger identity, has assumed that of the nearest town.

This area starts with the town of Indialantic on the south and extends from the Atlantic ocean to the Indian River north to the Eau Gallie Causeway (SR 518). It includes mostly unincorporated parts of Brevard County but also includes a development that is part of the city of Melbourne, otherwise a mainland community.

Included are these developments:

* Cloisters
* Coventry
* Highland Groves
* Indialantic Heights
* North Atlantic by the Sea
* Ocean Park
* Oceanside Village
* Puesta del Sol



* Rio Linda
* Rio Villa
* River Shores
* Riviera
* Sanctuary (part of the City of Melbourne)
* Shady Shores
* Terrace Shores

[edit] Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,944 people, 1,330 households, and 848 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,093.0/km▓ (2,840.6/mi▓). There were 1,467 housing units at an average density of 544.6/km▓ (1,415.5/mi▓). The racial makeup of the town was 97.32% White, 0.27% African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.71% Asian, 0.58% from other races, and 0.99% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.34% of the population.

There are 1,330 households, out of which 21.6% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.2% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.2% were non-families. 27.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.72.

In the town, the population was spread out with 17.6% under the age of 18, 4.7% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 27.3% from 45 to 64, and 24.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 97.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $62,181, and the median income for a family was $76,109. Males had a median income of $51,830 versus $30,047 for females. The per capita income for the town was $41,126. About 1.1% of families and 2.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 1.9% of those age 65 or over.

The per capita income of $41,126 places the town of Indialantic first in Brevard County and 58 in the state (out of 887 places).
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Here are the figures for the extended area as of the 2000 census[5]

* Total population = 12,792
* Male = 6,339 (49.6%)
* Female = 6,453 (50.4%)
* Median Age = 45.2, above US average of 35.3
* Under 5 years = 583 (4.6%) (US ave = 6.8%)
* 18 years and over = 10,361 (81%) (US ave = 74.3%)
* 65 years and over = 2,887 (22.6%) (US ave = 12.4%)

Racial characteristics:

* White - 96.4% (US ave - 75.1%)
* Asian - 1.2% (3.6%)
* Two or more races - 1.1% (2.4%)
* Black or Afro-American - .7% (12.3%)
* Some other race - .5% (5.5%)

Households:

* Size - 2.25 (2.59)
* Family size - 2.74 (3.14)

Housing:

* Owner occupied - 78.5% (66.2%)
* Renter occupied - 21.5% (33.8%)
* Vacant housing units - 11.3% (9.0%)

Social Characteristics:

* High school graduate or higher - 95.2% (80.4%)
* Bachelor`s degree or higher - 47.5% (24.4%)
* Veterans - 21.5% (12.7%)
* Disability status (5 years and over) - 15% (19.3%)
* Foreign born - 7.4% (11.1%)
* Male, now married, except separated, (15 years and over) - 61.5% (56.7%)
* Female, now married, except separated, (15 years and over) - 61.1% (52.1%)
* Speak a language other than English at home (5 years and over) - 8.1% (17.9%)

[edit] Government

The town publishes a quarterly report to all residents.[6]

Officers are as follows:

* Mayor - David Berkman. (term ends 2010)
* Deputy Mayor, Councilman - Vince Benevente (term ends 2009)
* Councilman- Loren Goldfarb (term ends 2010)
* Councilwoman - Lori Halbert (term ends 2009)
* Councilman - Mike Borysiewicz (term ends 2010)

The following are all appointed or hired:

* Town Manager- Christopher Chinault (appointed)
* Police Chief- Troy Morris
* Public Works Director- Ron Cassedy
* Town Attorney- Paul Gougelman
* Town Engineer- Scott Glaubitz
* Town Clerk- Laura Eaton
* Fire Chief- Jon Macdonald
* Building Official- Clifford Stokes
* Town Planner- Ed Washburn

In 2008, the town had a taxable real estate base of $367.69 million.[7]
[edit] Public safety

There are seven paid firefighters plus upwards of ten volunteers.[8] Since 1985, residents have lit luminaria before Christmas when firemen have distributed candy to children from a firetruck, on every street.[9]
[edit] Past Mayors

1. Walter Hayward 1959s?
2. Timothy D. Deratany 1971-1977
3. Clayton Test 1977 - 1979
4. Constantine "Gus" Carey 1979 - 1981
5. Andrea Deratany 1981-1983 First Female Mayor
6. Barry Kronman 1984 - 1986
7. Norbert "Norb" O`Hara 1986 - ?
8. David Lawrence Dean ? - 1992
9. Bill Vernon 1992-1996
10. Todd Deratany 1996-1998 Youngest Mayor
11. Robert Cochran 1998-2002
12. Daniel Trott 2002-2006
13. Robert Cochran 2006-2008
14. David Berkman 2008-Current

[edit] Economy
[edit] Personal income (32903)

Economic characteristics, with the expanded town limits (CDP) in parentheses:

* In labor force, 16 and over - 57.7% (63.9%)
* Travel time to work, minutes - 19.7 (25.5)
* Median household income in 1999 dollars - $59,773 ($41,994)
* Median family income - $74,188 ($50,046)
* Per capita income - $36,095. The town has the highest per capita income in the county. ($21,587)
* Families below poverty level - 4.1% (9.2%)
* Individuals below poverty level - 4.7% (12.4%)

[edit] Tourism

The following events occur annually:

* July craft show, Nance Park[10]
* Witch Way 5-k event in October[10]
* Halloween Party, October[10]

[edit] History

* 1919-21 - Ernest Kouven-Hoven, who bought the land that ultimately became Indialantic, settled in the area, and built a wooden bridge connecting Indialantic with Melbourne[11] (Bridge #1)
* 1920s - The Indialantic Hotel was built. Its name was later changed to the Tradewinds Hotel.[12] The hotel was on what is now South Shannon Avenue, the current location of Tradewinds Terrace.
* By 1924 The Indialantic Casino was built. Its name was later changed to the Bahama Beach Club.[12][13] This is the location of Nance Park today.
* 1941-47 - Wooden bridge is replaced with drawbridge, delayed by the war years. (Bridge #2)
* 1952 - Indialantic is incorporated with the name "Indialantic-by-the-sea."
* 1985 - Modern causeway is built with elevated span to avoid boats (Bridge #3)

[edit] Education (32903)

There are two local schools under the jurisdiction of the Brevard County School Board: Indialantic Elementary and Hoover Middle School. The state evaluated Hoover "Grade A" from 2000-2008.[14]

In 2005, Hoover contained grades 7 and 8. There were 512 students and 32 teachers, for a ratio of 16:1. 11.3% qualified for free or reduced lunch. Indianlantic Elementary contained grades Pre-kindergarten though sixth. There were 812 students and 54 teachers for a ratio of 15:1. 13.3% qualified for free or reduced lunch.[15]
[edit] Media

* Florida Today published a free bi-weekly paper, The Indialantic Wave, which served Indialantic until about 2009. Then it substituted "The Breeze" which contained all South Beaches communities.[16]
* The Hometown News - a free weekly paper that is distributed to each home

[edit] Notables

* Stefanie Scott - actress

[edit] 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. ^ Home Page
5. ^ Zip Code Tabulation Area 32903
6. ^ "Indialantic Record". Indialantic, Florida: Town of Indialantic. April 2010. pp. 4 (last).
7. ^ Palm Bay is hit hardest. Florida Today. 6 June 2009. pp. 6A.
8. ^ Macdonald, John (April 2009). "Indialantic Fire Rescue". Indialantic, Florida: Indialantic RECORD. pp. 3.
9. ^ [1] retrieved April 1, 2009[dead link]
10. ^ a b c "Recent Council Action". Indialantic Record (Indialantic, Florida: Town of Indialantic): pp. 2. April 2010.
11. ^ Indialantic, a brief history, The Beaches Hometown News, March 30, 2007, page 1
12. ^ a b Indialantic History
13. ^ Cleveland, Weona (December 26, 2007). Developers of Indialantic not bothered by middens. South Beaches ( Florida Today).
14. ^ [2]
15. ^ [3]



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