Micco, Florida

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Micco, Florida
Chipco
Census-designated place
Location in Brevard County and the state of Florida
Location in Brevard County and the state of Florida
Coordinates: 27°52′39″N 80°30′52″W / 27.87750°N 80.51444°W / 27.87750; -80.51444Coordinates: 27°52′39″N 80°30′52″W / 27.87750°N 80.51444°W / 27.87750; -80.51444
Country  United States of America
State  Florida
County Brevard
Settled 1877
First settler Frank Smith
Area
 • Total 9.9 sq mi (25.6 km2)
 • Land 7.6 sq mi (19.7 km2)
 • Water 2.2 sq mi (5.8 km2)
Elevation 23 ft (7 m)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 9,052
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 32976
Area code(s) 772
FIPS code 12-45275[1]
GNIS feature ID 0286768[2]

Micco is a census-designated place (CDP) in Brevard County, Florida. The population was 9,052 at the 2010 United States Census.[3] It is part of the Palm BayMelbourneTitusville Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Frank Smith was the first settler in 1877. In 1880, a post office was established under the name Chipco, however it was discontinued after only a year.[4] It was re-established under the name Micco in 1884.[4] The word "Micco" itself means "chief" in the Creek language, and the word forms part of the name of several Seminole chiefs.[5]

Geography[edit]

Micco is mapped at 27°52′39″N 80°30′52″W / 27.87750°N 80.51444°W / 27.87750; -80.51444 (27.877504, -80.514578)[6].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 9.9 square miles (25.6 km2), of which 7.6 square miles (19.7 km2) is and 2.2 square miles (5.8 km2), or 22.78%, is water.[7]

Surrounding areas[edit]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 9,498 people, 5,212 households, and 3,163 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,009.9 people per square mile (389.7/km²). There were 6,400 housing units at an average density of 680.5 per square mile (262.6/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 98.82% White, 0.24% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.13% Pacific Islander, 0.18% from other races, and 0.39% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.32% of the population.

There were 5,212 households out of which 5.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.6% were married couples living together, 4.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.3% were non-families. 34.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 26.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.82 and the average family size was 2.23.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 5.9% under the age of 18, 2.0% from 18 to 24, 9.3% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 58.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 69 years. For every 100 females there were 87.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.7 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $27,673, and the median income for a family was $34,645. Males had a median income of $25,638 versus $20,352 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $20,649. About 5.1% of families and 10.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 37.3% of those under age 18 and 6.1% of those age 65 or over.

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