Located in north Brevard County, Mims is a small rural community surrounded by 100,000 acres of citrus groves. More than 10,244 residents enjoy the tranquil and peaceful surroundings of this quiet community, which is only five miles from the city conveniences of Titusville. Fishing and boating enthusiasts often take advantage of the many boat ramps providing access to the Indian and St. Johns rivers. Golfers can take in the links at The Bent Oak Golf and Country Club.
Settlers arrived in Mims in the late 1860s to live off the land. The city was formed in 1883, but lost its charter after the 1929 stock market crash forced winter residents to abandon homes and businesses.
While Mims is considered to be a sleepy community, it isn't without its employment opportunities and retail establishments. Industrial steel plants and numerous citrus packing plants provide jobs for some of Mims residents while a variety of retail businesses such as automotive repair shops, convenience stores, and Laundromats dot U.S. 1 for the convenience of locals.
Secluded and somewhat isolated, Mims is considered one of Brevard's lesser known communities, but it holds an ambiance and atmosphere all its own. And that's exactly the way the residents of this quaint community want to keep it.
Most of the families in Mims are young and mobile. Many live in mobile homes or single-family houses. Generally, the residents of Mims enjoy fishing and hunting, and participate in outdoor activities and family outings.
Population in July 2007: 10,244.
Males: 5,077 (49.6%)
Females: 5,167 (50.4%)
Median resident age: 41.1 years
Florida median age: 38.7 years
Estimated median household income in 2008: $43,394 (it was $35,216 in 2000)
Estimated per capita income in 2008: $21,614
Estimated median house or condo value in 2008: $139,891 (it was $63,200 in 2000)
Mean prices in 2008:
All housing units: $166,538
Detached houses: $200,272
Townhouses or other attached units: $92,241
In 3-to-4-unit structures: $178,816
Mobile homes: $33,853
Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $17,127
Houses: 4,126 (3,576 occupied: 3,067 owner occupied, 509 renter occupied)
% of renters in Mims: 14%
Housing density: 208 houses/condos per square mile
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2008 in this state: $303,747.
Median contract rent in 2008: $617 (lower quartile is $436, upper quartile is $781)
Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2008: $367
Median gross rent in Mims, FL in 2008: $824
Housing units in Mims with a mortgage: 1,384 (235 second mortgage, 123 home equity loan, 5 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 728
HIGH SCHOOLS - PUBLIC
Astronaut High School
800 War Eagle Blvd., Titusville
MIDDLE SCHOOLS - PUBLIC
Andrew Jackson Middle School
1515 Knox McRae Drive, Titusville
ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS - PUBLIC
2582 U.S. 1, Mims
3707 Old Dixie Hwy., Mims