A Postal Historian's Delight
Malabar is a town in Brevard County, Florida. The population was 2,757 at the 2010 United States Census. The Town of Malabar got its 1st official Post Office and name on December 24, 1883 when R. A. Ward was named Postmaster by President Chester A. Arthur. Two Times a week, the boat that traveled down the Intracoastal waterway from Jacksonville would deliver the mail to the palmetto shack post office along the riverbank at Malabar.
Some Factual Data
Population in 2012: 2,785 (47% urban, 53% rural). Population change since 2000: +6.2%
Median resident age: 50.0 years (Florida: 41.3 years)
Estimated median household income in 2011: $59,044 (it was $49,674 in 2000) (Florida: $44,299)
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $26,190
Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $200,004 (it was $130,600 in 2000) (Florida: $151,000)
Mean prices in 2011:
- All housing units: $327,136
- Detached houses: $371,976
- Mobile homes: $56,040
- Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $200,268
Median gross rent in 2011: $881.
- White alone - 2,453 (89.0%)
- Hispanic - 114 (4.1%)
- Black alone - 97 (3.5%)
- Two or more races - 54 (2.0%)
- Asian alone - 25 (0.9%)
- American Indian alone - 13 (0.5%)
- Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.04%
- United States (21.2%)
- German (15.2%)
- English (13.2%)
- Irish (11.5%)
- Italian (6.5%)
- French (2.8%)
For population 25 years and over in Malabar:
- High school or higher: 85.9%
- Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.3%
- Graduate or professional degree: 7.9%
- Unemployed: 8.9%
- Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.2 minutes
For population 15 years and over in Malabar town:
- Never married: 14.1%
- Now married: 67.4%
- Separated: 1.3%
- Widowed: 6.8%
- Divorced: 10.4%
Malabar compared to Florida state average:
- Median house value above state average.
- Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
- Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
- Median age significantly above state average.
- Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
- Renting percentage significantly below state average.
- Number of college students below state average.