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Cape Canaveral, Florida - Basic Facts

Cape Canaveral is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Cape Canaveral.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Brevard County at latitude 28.4058 and longitude -80.6048. Brevard County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 10 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Cape Canaveral (see map) encompass a land area of 2.23 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles.

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

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Cape Canaveral, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 9,957
Population in Households 9,957
Population in Familes 5,816
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 4,274
Diversity Index2 25


Total Households 5,667
Average Household Size 1.76
Family Households 2,447
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 8,454 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,668 (31.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,998 (35.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,787 (33.0%)
Median Home Value $175,050
Average Home Value $213,578


Median Household Income $40,015
Average Household Income $53,790
Per Capita Income $30,303
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.11% 0.38%
Households 0.17% 0.39%
Families 0.12% 0.17%
Median Household Income   2.78%
Per Capita Income   2.49%
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 920 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 309 67th
Population Density1 # 142 85th
Diversity Index2 # 710 23rd
Median Household Income # 552 40th
Per Capita Income # 255 72nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Florida Census Data Comparison Tool.