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Cocoa, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Cocoa is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Brevard County at latitude 28.3775 and longitude -80.7647. Brevard County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 36 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Cocoa, but most people and references simply refer to it as Cocoa, Florida.

The P1 Census Class Code for Cocoa indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Cocoa (see map below) encompass a land area of 13.33 sq. miles and a water area of 2.07 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 17,099
Population in Households 17,031
Population in Familes 12,814
Population in Group Qrtrs 68
Population Density1 1,284
Diversity Index2 64


Total Households 7,199
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 4,329
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,764 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,851 (43.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,348 (38.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,565 (17.9%)
Median Home Value $106,548
Average Home Value $153,486


Median Household Income $31,951
Average Household Income $45,317
Per Capita Income $18,910
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.06% 0.19%
Households -0.12% 0.19%
Families 0.07% 0.1%
Median Household Income   4.09%
Per Capita Income   2.65%
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.


Cocoa, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cocoa 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 # 201 78th
Population Density1 # 503 45th
Diversity Index2 # 205 78th
Median Household Income # 788 14th
Per Capita Income # 650 29th

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