Indialantic, Florida


Indialantic, Florida

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Indialantic is a town in Brevard County, Florida, United States. The population was 2,944 at the 2000 census. As of 2005, the population estimated by the U.S. Census Bureau is 3,076 [http://www.census.gov/popest/cities/tables/SUB-EST2005-04-12.xls] . The official name is "Indialantic-By-The-Sea." [ [http://www.indialantic.com Home Page ] ] The seldom-used term applies only to the incorporated town itself.

The name is a portmanteau derived from the town's location between the Indian River Lagoon and the Atlantic Ocean.

"Indialantic" also refers to the zip code, 32903, to which mail is delivered from the post office in the town.

Government

*Mayor - Robert Cochran Jr. (term ends 2008)
*Deputy Mayor, Councilman - Vince Benevente (term ends 2009)
*Councilman- Loren Goldfarb (term ends 2010)
*Councilwoman - Lori Halbert (term ends 2009)
*Councilman - David Berkman (term ends 2008)

*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 2007, the town had a taxable real estate base of $401.18 million. [cite book | author = Dean, James |title = More taxes or fewer services | publisher = Florida Today | date = April 26, 2008]

Past Mayors

#Walter Hayward 1959s?
#Timothy D. Deratany 1971-1977
#Clayton Test 1977 - 1979
#Constantine "Gus" Carey 1979 - 1981
#Andrea Deratany 1981-1983 First Female Mayor
#Barry Kronman 1984 - 1986
#Norbert "Norb" O'Hara 1986 - ?
#David Lawrence Dean ? - 1992
#Bill Vernon 1992-1996
#Todd Deratany 1996-1998 Youngest Mayor
#Robert Cochran 1998-2002
#Daniel Trott 2002-2006
#Robert Cochran 2006-current

Geography

Indialantic is situated on the barrier island that separates the Indian River Lagoon from the Atlantic Ocean. This island, approximately convert|35|mi 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 km² (1.2 mi²). 2.7 km² (1.0 mi²) of it is land and 0.5 km² (0.2 mi²) of it (16.13%) is water.

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

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 2,944 people, 1,330 households, and 848 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,093.0/km² (2,840.6/mi²). There were 1,467 housing units at an average density of 544.6/km² (1,415.5/mi²). 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).

Indialantic (32903)

Here are the figures for the extended area as of the 2000 census [ [http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/SAFFFacts?_event=Search&geo_id=&_geoContext=&_street=&_county=32903&_cityTown=32903&_state=&_zip=32903&_lang=en&_sse=on&pctxt=fph&pgsl=010&show_2003_tab=&redirect=Y Zip Code Tabulation Area 32903] ]

* 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%)

Economy

Personal Income (32903)

Economic characteristics:

* 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 ($21,587)
* Families below poverty level - 4.1% (9.2%)
* Individuals below poverty level - 4.7% (12.4%)

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 [Indialantic, a brief history, The Beaches Hometown News, March 30, 2007, page 1] (Bridge #1)
*1920s - The Indialantic Hotel was built. Its name was later changed to the Tradewinds Hotel. [ [http://www.indialantic.com/contents/history/history.htm Indialantic History ] ] 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. [ [http://www.indialantic.com/contents/history/history.htm Indialantic History ] ] [cite book | author = Cleveland, Weona |title = Developers of Indialantic not bothered by middens | publisher = South Beaches (Florida Today) | date = December 26, 2007] 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)

Media

* "Florida Today" publishes a free bi-weekly paper, "The Indialantic Wave", which serves Indialantic
* "The Hometown News" - a free weekly paper that is distributed to each home

References

External links

* [http://www.indialantic.com/ Town of Indialantic] official site


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