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Satellite Beach is a city in Brevard County, Florida, United States. The population was 9,577 at the 2000 census. As of 2005, the population estimated by the U.S. Census Bureau is 9,811.[3] It is part of the Palm Bay¯Melbourne¯Titusville Metropolitan Statistical Area.

* 1 Geography
o 1.1 Surrounding areas
* 2 History
* 3 Government
* 4 Education
* 5 Demographics
* 6 Economy
o 6.1 Personal income
o 6.2 Industry
* 7 Notable residents
* 8 References
* 9 External links

[edit] Geography

Satellite Beach is located at 28°10′24″N 80°35′48″W / 28.17333°N 80.59667°W / 28.17333; -80.59667 (28.173441, -80.596674).[4] It is referred to as a barrier city because it lies on an island that is situated in front of the mainland. It is accessible by the Pineda Causeway (State Road 404) and the Eau Gallie Causeway, both of which come from the neighboring city of Melbourne.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.7 km² (3.4 mi²). 6.2 km² (2.4 mi²) of it is land and 2.6 km² (1.0 mi²) of it (29.46%) is water.
[edit] Surrounding areas
South Patrick Shores
Banana River; Merritt Island; Tropic Atlantic Ocean
Satellite Beach, Florida
Indian Harbour Beach
[edit] History

In 2010, the city began planning for a rise in sea level resulting from global warming.[5]
[edit] Government

In 2007, the city had a taxable real estate base of $877.12 million.[6]

The city maintains an active list of about 80 volunteers ("Neighbor Helping Neighbor" program) who helps out where requested, often senior citizens, whose mobility is impaired.[7]
[edit] Education

The city has the following schools, run by the Brevard County School Board:

* DeLaura Middle School[8]
* Satellite High School
* Holland Elementary
* Surfside Elementary
* Seapark Elementary

[edit] Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 9,577 people, 3,952 households, and 2,877 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,553.7/km² (4,030.6/mi²). There were 4,257 housing units at an average density of 690.6/km² (1,791.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.99% White, 1.02% African American, 0.18% Native American, 1.55% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.67% from other races, and 1.57% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.95% of the population.

There were 3,952 households out of which 26.8% had children under the living with them, 60.3% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.2% were non-families. 22.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the city the population was spread out with 21.8% under the , 5.3% from 18 to 24, 23.0% from 25 to 44, 28.3% from 45 to 64, and 21.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 95.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.3 males.
[edit] Economy
[edit] Personal income

The median income for a household in the city was $55,571, and the median income for a family was $63,442. Males had a median income of $42,079 versus $28,259 for females. The per capita income for the city was $27,181. About 2.7% of families and 4.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.2% of those under age 18 and 4.8% of those age 65 or over.
[edit] Industry

A company manufactures LED light bulbs locally.[9] It employs 400 people. [10]
[edit] Notable residents

* LtGen Alexander R. Bolling, commander of the 84th Infantry Division in World War II and later commander of the Third Army
* Larry Guarino, spent 8 years as a POW in the Hanoi Hilton during the Vietnam War
* CJ Hobgood, 2001 ASP World Champion Surfer[citation needed]
* Damien Hobgood, among top 45 professional surfers in the world in 2008[citation needed]
* Ryan Ludwick, right fielder for St. Louis Cardinals baseball team; born here on July 13, 1978
* Leonard Weaver, fullback for Philadelphia Eagles; played football at Satellite High School
* Jefferson W. Speck, Arkansas politician and World War II prisoner of war, resided in Satellite Beach in the early 1970s.

[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
4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
5. ^ Florida Today retrieved 4 September 2010
6. ^ Dean, James (April 26, 2008). More taxes or fewer services. Florida Today.
7. ^ http://www.satellitebeach.org/beachcasters%5Cbcnov02.pdf
8. ^ DeLaura Middle School
9. ^ Peterson, Patrick (14 December 2010). "Satellite Beach firm to sell 6-watt LED". Melbourne, Florida: Florida Today. pp. 6C. http://www.floridatoday.com/article/20101214/BUSINESS/12140317/1006/NEWS01/Satellite+Beach+firm+to+sell+60-watt+LED.
10. ^ Peterson, Patrick (4 January 2010). "Lighting firm exec dies while cycling". Melbourne, Florida: Florida Today. pp. 6C. http://www.floridatoday.com/article/20110104/BUSINESS/101040308/1006/news01/Lighting+firm+exec+dies+while+cycling+on+Merritt+Island.

[edit] External links
Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Satellite Beach, Florida

* City of Satellite Beach official site
* Satellite Beach City "Trail"
* City Logo
* History

v · d · eMunicipalities and communities of Brevard County, Florida
County seat: Titusville

Cape Canaveral | Cocoa | Cocoa Beach | Indian Harbour Beach | Melbourne | Palm Bay | Rockledge | Satellite Beach | Titusville | West Melbourne


Grant-Valkaria | Indialantic | Malabar | Melbourne Beach | Melbourne Village | Palm Shores

Cocoa West | June Park | Merritt Island | Micco | Mims | Port St. John | Sharpes | South Patrick Shores

Barefoot Bay | Canaveral Groves | Courtenay | Floridana Beach | Indianola | Melbourne Shores | Scottsmoor | Suntree | Viera
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