seal.gifBrevard County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida, along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. As of 2007 U.S. Census Bureau estimates, the population is 534,359. Influenced by the presence of the John F. Kennedy Space Center, Brevard County is also known as the Space Coast.

The official county seat has been located Titusville since 1894, although most of the county's administration is performed from Viera. Brevard County has more than one county courthouse and sheriff's office because of its elongated north-south county lines. Hence, government services are not centralized in one location, as they are in many American counties.

It is possible to observe a Cape Canaveral rocket launch or NASA Space Shuttle launch from anywhere in the county, as well as experience related structural shuddering throughout most of the county.

Adjacent counties


  • Volusia County, Florida - north
  • Indian River
  •  County, Florida - south
  • Osceloa County, Florida - southwest
  • Orange County, Florida - west
  • Seminole County, Florida - northwest  
Statistics
FoundedMarch 14, 1844
SeatTitusville
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,557 sq mi (4,033 km²)
1,018 sq mi (2,637 km²)
539 sq mi (1,396 km²), 34.60%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

476,230
5,247/sq mi (2,026/km²)
Website: Brevard County


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