The Merritt Island Census Designated Place had a population of 36,011 as of July 1, 2017.
The primary coordinate point for Merritt Island is located at latitude 28.3092 and longitude -80.676 in Brevard County. The formal boundaries for the Merritt Island Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 17.52 sq. miles and a water area of 29.66 sq. miles. Brevard County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 3 feet.
The Merritt Island Census Designated Place has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of “S” which identifies a statistical entity.