Cocoa, FL

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2022 Population
19,073
0.963% 1-year growth
US Senator
Marco Rubio
Republican Party
US Senator
Rick Scott
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
44.6
2.76% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
9.33%
25.7% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$53,900
12.1% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$182,700
26.1% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Cocoa, FL had a population of 19.1k people with a median age of 44.6 and a median household income of $53,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Cocoa, FL grew from 18,891 to 19,073, a 0.963% increase and its median household income grew from $48,085 to $53,900, a 12.1% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Cocoa, FL are White (Non-Hispanic) (48.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (27.6%), White (Hispanic) (8.06%), Two+ (Hispanic) (5.94%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (5.17%).

None of the households in Cocoa, FL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.9% of the residents in Cocoa, FL are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Cocoa, FL was $182,700, and the homeownership rate was 65%.

Most people in Cocoa, FL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Cocoa, FL was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Cocoa, FL is home to a population of 19.1k people, from which 96.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 8.02% of Cocoa, FL residents were born outside of the country (1.53k people).

In 2022, there were 1.76 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.28k people) in Cocoa, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.27k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.54k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.9%
2022 Citizenship
97.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.9% of Cocoa, FL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Cocoa, FL was 97.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Cocoa, FL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    9.28k ± 1.36k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    5.27k ± 1.48k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    1.54k ± 683
16.2%
Hispanic Population
3.1k people

In 2022, there were 1.76 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.28k people) in Cocoa, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.27k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.54k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

16.2% of the people in Cocoa, FL are hispanic (3.1k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Cocoa, FL as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

8.02%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.53k people
5.54%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.05k people

As of 2022, 8.02% of Cocoa, FL residents (1.53k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Cocoa, FL was 5.54%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    817 ± 354
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    361 ± 168
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    347 ± 175

Cocoa, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.26 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Cocoa, FL employs 9.08k people. The largest industries in Cocoa, FL are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,309 people), Retail Trade (1,128 people), and Educational Services (927 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($67,847), Finance & Insurance ($61,580), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($60,161).

Occupations

9.08k
2022 Value
± 986
5.84%
1 Year growth
± 14.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Cocoa, FL grew at a rate of 5.84%, from 8.58k employees to 9.08k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Cocoa, FL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,064 people), Management Occupations (1,051 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (994 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Cocoa, FL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

9.08k
2022 Value
± 986
5.84%
1 Year growth
± 14.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Cocoa, FL grew at a rate of 5.84%, from 8.58k employees to 9.08k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Cocoa, FL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,309 people), Retail Trade (1,128 people), and Educational Services (927 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Cocoa, FL, though some of these residents may live in Cocoa, FL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$38,268
Median earning men ± $6,518
$35,336
Median earning women ± $3,574

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($90,398), Other Services Except Public Administration ($69,740), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($52,243).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($60,295), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($55,199), and Manufacturing ($51,657).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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4.23%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 9.69M people employed in Florida. This represents a 4.23% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 12.6%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Florida.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Florida went to Donald J. Trump with 51.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (47.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.635%).

Marco Rubio and Rick Scott are the senators currently representing the state of Florida. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Florida is currently represented by 28 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Florida

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Marco Rubio
Senator from Florida3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Rick Scott
Senator from Florida1
Assumed office on January 8, 2019
Inauguration delayed in order to finish his term as Governor of Florida.

Marco Rubio and Rick Scott are the senators currently representing Florida.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Florida over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Florida

Florida is currently represented by 28 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Florida have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.19% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.2% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (4.97M), Some college (3.58M), and Bachelors Degree (3.32M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Cocoa, FL was $182,700 in 2022, which is 0.648 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $144,900 to $182,700, a 26.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Cocoa, FL is 65%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Cocoa, FL have an average commute time of 27.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Cocoa, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Cocoa, FL is $53,900. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Cocoa, FL was Census Tract 715 with a value of $70,438, followed by Census Tract 626 and Census Tract 623.02, with respective values of $55,093 and $37,716.

Property

$182,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$18,301
$5,152
Median Property Taxes
±$694

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Cocoa, FL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Cocoa, FL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

65%
Homeownership
2022
67.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 65% of the housing units in Cocoa, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 62.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 715
  2. Census Tract 626
  3. Census Tract 623.02

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Cocoa, FL was Census Tract 715 with a value of $70,438, followed by Census Tract 626 and Census Tract 623.02, with respective values of $55,093 and $37,716.

The following map shows all of the places in Cocoa, FL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$53,900
Median Household Income
± $4,488
7.93k
Number of Households
± 871

In 2022, the median household income of the 7.93k households in Cocoa, FL grew to $53,900 from the previous year's value of $48,085.

The following chart displays the households in Cocoa, FL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Cocoa, FL is from Florida.
0.474
2022 Wage GINI in Florida
0.473
2021 Wage GINI in Florida

In 2022, the income inequality in Florida was 0.474 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.285% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Florida was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Florida in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (73.6%)
  2. Carpooled (12.2%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.63%)

In 2022, 73.6% of workers in Cocoa, FL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12.2%) and those who worked at home (7.63%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

27.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Cocoa, FL have a longer commute time (27.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.22% of the workforce in Cocoa, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Cocoa, FL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Cocoa, FL have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.33% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Cocoa, FL (1.78k out of 19.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Cocoa, FL is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

85.3% of the population of Cocoa, FL has health coverage, with 33.4% on employee plans, 18.8% on Medicaid, 15.9% on Medicare, 14% on non-group plans, and 3.17% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Brevard County, FL see 1365 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.51% decrease from the previous year (1372 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1644 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 582 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,365 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Brevard County, FL

Primary care physicians in Brevard County, FL see an average of 1,365 patients per year. This represents a 0.51% decrease from the previous year (1,372 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Brevard County, FL in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 19% under 18 years, 20.5% between 18 and 34 years, 38.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 22.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.7% were men and 52.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

14.7%
Uninsured
33.4%
Employer Coverage
18.8%
Medicaid
15.9%
Medicare
14%
Non-Group
3.17%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Cocoa, FL grew by 7.51% from 13.6% to 14.7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Cocoa, FL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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