About This Place
West Melbourne is a city in Brevard County, Florida, United States. It was created in 1959 to stop the area from being annexed into the City of Melbourne. The population was 9,824 at the 2000 census. In 1970, the city's population was approximately 3,050. As of 2008, the estimated population according to the U.S. Census Bureau was 15,328. Since 2000, the city has experienced the highest population growth percentage of any municipality in Brevard County. It is part of the Palm Bay–Melbourne–Titusville Metropolitan Statistical Area.
In 2005, the City of West Melbourne started charging property taxes for the first time in its existence (since 1959). Prior to 2005, the city survived on "fees only" for its $17 million budget.
West Melbourne is located at 28°4′40″N 80°39′55″W / 28.07778°N 80.66528°W / 28.07778; -80.66528 (28.077895, -80.665326).