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Indian Harbour Beach is a city in Brevard County, Florida,
United States. The population was 8,152 at the 2000 census.
As of 2005, the population estimated by the U.S. Census Bureau
is 8,441. It is part of the Palm Bay–Melbourne–Titusville
Metropolitan Statistical Area.
One of the problems with tsunamis is that there is a window
of 15–60 minutes from detection until the waves strike.
The National Weather Service has named Indian Harbour Beach,
population 8,500, the first "tsunami-ready" city
The city has a 100% Volunteer Fire Department, consisting
of 30+ members and utilizing three Class-A pumpers, including
a 75 feet (23 m) ladder truck.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has
a total area of 6.8 km² (2.6 mi²). 5.5 km²
(2.1 mi²) of it is land and 1.3 km² (0.5 mi²)
of it (18.63%) is water.
In 2007, the city had a taxable real estate base of $920.7
As of the census of 2000, there were 8,152 people, 3,762
households, and 2,381 families residing in the city. The population
density was 1,470.8/km² (3,810.1/mi²). There were
4,315 housing units at an average density of 778.5/km²
(2,016.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.40%
White, 0.93% African American, 0.28% Native American, 1.57%
Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.55% from other races, and
1.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race
were 3.28% of the population.
There were 3,762 households out of which 21.9% had children
under the age of 18 living with them, 50.8% were married couples
living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband
present, and 36.7% were non-families. 30.6% of all households
were made up of individuals and 15.0% had someone living alone
who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size
was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.69.
In the city the population was spread out with 18.5% under
the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 23.6% from 25 to 44, 27.5%
from 45 to 64, and 24.9% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were
90.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were
Economy / Personal income
The median income for a household in the city was $42,889,
and the median income for a family was $56,803. Males had
a median income of $50,045 versus $29,697 for females. The
per capita income for the city was $29,986. About 2.3% of
families and 5.5% of the population were below the poverty
line, including 4.3% of those under age 18 and 2.2% of those
age 65 or over. IHB ranks third in Brevard for per capita
income and 142 in the state out of 887 other places.
Indian Harbour Beach was founded on June 6, 1955 by W. Lansing
Gleason, John H. Neafie and Louis S. Henry.