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Time Zone: Brevard County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Titusville is the Seat for Brevard County.

Brevard County was founded March 14, 1844. Brevard was created by taking area from Saint Johns and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Brevard had a population of 536,357 people. This is an increase of 12.63% since the last Census (which gave a population of 476,230 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Brevard represented 2.98% of the total population of Florida, making it the state's 9th most populous county (out of 67 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010543,376+14.1%+1.31% since 2009
2008536,314+12.62%+0.36% since 2007
2000476,230The Last Census

More information can be found on the Brevard County Census Page for Brevard County.


Below are some of the communities located in Brevard County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Brevard County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Palm Bay   100,99979,41327.18% increase  
Melbourne   77,48371,3828.55% increase  
Titusville   44,51040,6709.44% increase  
Rockledge   24,76320,17022.77% increase  
Cocoa   16,53816,4120.77% increase  

Websites for Brevard County

Official Website:   www.brevardcounty.us/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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