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 10,494 as of July 1, 2018. 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, 2018.

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

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Cape Canaveral, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 10,494
Population in Households 10,494
Population in Familes 6,050
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 4,698
Diversity Index3 27


Median Household Income $47,089
Average Household Income $71,202
Per Capita Income $39,674


Total Housing Units 8,747 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,769 (31.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,126 (35.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,852 (32.6%)
Median Home Value $208,559
Average Home Value $247,771


Total Households 5,895
Average Household Size 1.78
Family Households 2,540
Average Family Size 2
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.7% 1.05%
Households 0.57% 0.96%
Families 0.51% 0.83%
Median Household Income   2.82%
Per Capita Income   3.53%

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, 2018 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 # 314 66th
Population Density # 128 86th
Diversity Index # 697 24th
Median Household Income # 508 45th
Per Capita Income # 182 80th

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