Cocoa Beach, FL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Cocoa Beach, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Cocoa Beach had a population of 11,998 as of July 1, 2017. Cocoa Beach ranks in 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 Cocoa Beach is located at latitude 28.3411 and longitude -80.6286 in Brevard County. The formal boundaries for the City of Cocoa Beach (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.66 sq. miles and a water area of 10.48 sq. miles. Brevard County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 7 feet.

The City of Cocoa Beach (GNIS ID: 2404090) 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 Beach is located within of Brevard County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cocoa Beach population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Cocoa Beach, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 11,998
Daytime Population: Workers 7,895
Daytime Population: Residents 6,866
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 14,761
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.23
Population in Households 11,997
Population in Familes 8,105
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 2,577
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $55,589
Average Household Income $82,142
Per Capita Income $43,339


Total Housing Units 9,310 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,159 (44.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,170 (23.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,981 (32.0%)
Median Home Value $286,277
Average Home Value $345,414


Total Households 6,329
Average Household Size 1.9
Family Households 3,244
Average Family Size 3
  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 0.92% 0.99%
Households 0.77% 0.88%
Families 0.63% 0.79%
Median Household Income   3.14%
Per Capita Income   2.54%

Cocoa Beach, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cocoa Beach to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 292 68th
Population Density # 301 67th
Diversity Index # 835 9th
Median Household Income # 284 69th
Per Capita Income # 126 86th

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