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Cape Canaveral, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Cape Canaveral had a population of 10,747 as of July 1, 2019. 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 28.4058 and longitude -80.6048 in Brevard County. The formal boundaries for the City of Cape Canaveral 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.

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

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Cape Canaveral, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Cape Canaveral, FL Housing Affordability Index is 84
State of Florida Housing Affordability Index is 113
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Cape Canaveral, FL Wealth Index is 82
State of Florida Wealth Index is 94
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 10,747 (100%)
Population in Households 10,747 (100.0%)
Population in Families 6,262 (58.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 4,837
Diversity Index2 28
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $47,564
Average Household Income $73,615
Per Capita Income $40,964
Wealth Index4 82

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 8,820 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,010 (34.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,020 (34.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,790 (31.6%)
Median Home Value $283,275
Housing Affordability Index3 84
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 6,030
Average Household Size 1.78
Family Households 2,596
Average Family Size 2
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.88% 1.01%
Households 0.75% 0.95%
Families 0.69% 0.83%
Median Household Income   2.28%
Per Capita Income   2.86%

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, 2019 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 # 313 66th
Population Density # 124 87th
Diversity Index # 695 24th
Median Household Income # 555 40th
Per Capita Income # 178 81st

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