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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. It is part of the Palm Bay–Melbourne–Titusville
Metropolitan Statistical Area. The official name is "Indialantic-By-The-Sea."
The seldom-used term applies only to the incorporated town
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.
In 2007, the town had a taxable real estate base of $401.18
There are seven paid firefighters plus upwards of ten volunteers.
Since 1985, residents have lit luminaria before Christmas
when a firemen distributed candy to children from an firetruck,
on every street.
Indialantic 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 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.
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:
* Highland Groves
* Indialantic Heights
* North Atlantic by the Sea
* Ocean Park
* Oceanside Village
* Puesta del Sol
* Rio Linda
* Rio Villa
* River Shores
* Sanctuary (part of the City of Melbourne)
* Shady Shores
* Terrace Shores
As of the census 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
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).
* 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 (Bridge
* 1920s - The Indialantic Hotel was built. Its name was later
changed to the Tradewinds Hotel. The hotel was on what
is now South Shannon Avenue, the current location of Tradewinds
* By 1924 The Indialantic Casino was built. Its name was later
changed to the Bahama Beach Club. 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)
There are two local schools: Indialantic Elementary and Hoover
Middle School. The state evaluated Hoover "Grade A"