Cape Canaveral, FL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Cape Canaveral, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Cape Canaveral had a population of 10,322 as of July 1, 2016. Cape Canaveral ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Florida. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Cape Canaveral is located at latitude 28.3932 and longitude -80.6048 in Brevard County. The formal boundaries for the City of Cape Canaveral (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.23 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Brevard County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 10 feet.

The City of Cape Canaveral (GNIS ID: 2403989) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Cape Canaveral is located within Cocoa Beach-Cape Canaveral CCD of Brevard County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cape Canaveral population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Cape Canaveral: Artesia, Port Canavera, Port Canaveral.

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Cape Canaveral, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 10,322
Population in Households 10,322
Population in Familes 6,043
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 4,621
Diversity Index2 27


Total Households 5,812
Average Household Size 1.78
Family Households 2,514
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 8,606 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,691 (31.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,122 (36.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,794 (32.5%)
Median Home Value $186,755
Average Home Value $227,276


Median Household Income $44,189
Average Household Income $66,083
Per Capita Income $36,904
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.65% 0.85%
Households 0.52% 0.76%
Families 0.51% 0.61%
Median Household Income   2.08%
Per Capita Income   1.64%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Cape Canaveral, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cape Canaveral to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 310 66th
Population Density1 # 127 86th
Diversity Index2 # 701 24th
Median Household Income # 483 48th
Per Capita Income # 179 81st

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