Cocoa, FL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Cocoa, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Cocoa had a population of 17,909 as of July 1, 2016. Cocoa ranks in the upper 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 Cocoa is located at latitude 28.3775 and longitude -80.7647 in Brevard County. 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. Brevard County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 36 feet.

The City of Cocoa (GNIS ID: 2404089) 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 Cocoa is located within Cocoa-Rockledge CCD of Brevard County.

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

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


Total Population 17,909
Population in Households 17,843
Population in Familes 13,436
Population in Group Qrtrs 66
Population Density1 1,343
Diversity Index2 65


Total Households 7,480
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 4,498
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,940 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,921 (43.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,559 (39.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,460 (16.3%)
Median Home Value $113,476
Average Home Value $172,474


Median Household Income $33,716
Average Household Income $50,303
Per Capita Income $20,929
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.7% 0.84%
Households 0.53% 0.76%
Families 0.66% 0.69%
Median Household Income   0.57%
Per Capita Income   1.66%
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 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 # 203 78th
Population Density1 # 503 45th
Diversity Index2 # 199 78th
Median Household Income # 782 15th
Per Capita Income # 630 32nd

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