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Cocoa, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Cocoa had a population of 19,110 as of July 1, 2020. 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 28.3861 and longitude -80.742 in Brevard County. The formal boundaries for the City of Cocoa 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.


Cocoa, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 19,110 (100%)
Population in Households 19,044 (99.7%)
Population in Families 14,278 (74.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 66 ( 0.3%)
Population Density 1,433
Diversity Index2 67


Median Household Income $39,735
Average Household Income $58,362
% of Income for Mortgage4 15%
Per Capita Income $24,011
Wealth Index5 59


Total HU (Housing Units) 9,344 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,514 (48.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,442 (36.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,388 (14.9%)
Median Home Value $142,525
Average Home Value $209,878
Housing Affordability Index3 165


Total Households 7,956
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 4,756
Average Family Size 3
  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 races 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 % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 1.05% 0.86%
Households 0.91% 0.8%
Families 0.92% 0.72%
Median Household Income   1.62%
Per Capita Income   2.1%
Owner Occupied HU   0.79%


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, 2020 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 # 205 78th
Population Density # 508 45th
Median Household Income # 748 19th
Housing Affordability Index # 522 57th
Per Capita Income # 613 33rd
Diversity Index # 202 78th

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