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Overview

Introduction to Cape Canaveral, Florida

Cape Canaveral, Florida, in Brevard county, is 22 miles N of Melbourne, Florida (center to center) and 117 miles E of Tampa, Florida. It's part of the surrounding Melbourne-Titusville-Palm Bay metro area.

Cape Canaveral History

The area which is now known as Cape Canaveral was first appraised by a group of vacationing journalists from Orlando. The city of Cape Canaveral is located in Brevard County, which was established in 1844. The county is also known as Space Coast because of the presence of the John F. Kennedy Space Center. It is said that Juan Ponce de Leon arrived at its shores in 1513. The American Revolutionary War’s last naval battle, which was fought in 1783, off the shores of Cape Canaveral, took place between the HMS Sybill and the USS Alliance.

Cape Canaveral and Nearby Attractions

  • Brevard Museum of History and Natural Science.
  • Canaveral National Seashore.
  • Brevard Museum of Art and Science.
  • Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge.
  • American Police Hall of Fame and Museum.
  • William Beardall Tosohatchee State Preserve.

Things To Do In Cape Canaveral

While in Cape Canaveral, one can visit the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, the Canaveral National Seashore, Cherie Down Park and Jetty Park. The Brevard Museum of History and Natural Science, and the American Police Hall of Fame and Museum, provide information about the historical and cultural background of the area. The Brevard Zoo is also located nearby. The Kennedy Space Center is one of the main attractions in Cape Canaveral.

Cape Canaveral Transportation

Space Coast Regional Airport is located nearby.

Cape Canaveral Higher Education

Students can pursue higher education at the University of Central Florida, Rollins College and Valencia Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,116
Male Share of the Population48.5%
Female Share of the Population51.5%
Senior Citizens37.2%
Employed Population 16+3,957
Age of the Population58

Families

% of people married45.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher26.1%
Median Earnings25+$29,079
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,550
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,980

Wealth

Median Family Income$55,790
% Above Poverty Level87.1%
% Below Poverty Level12.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home7.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work6.6%
% Using Public Transportation3.5%

Housing

People Living Alone44.9%
Median Gross Rent$830
Median House Value$181,100

Ancestry

Irish18.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)14.3%
English10.3%
Italian10.1%
French Except Basque6%
Polish3.6%
Scottish3%
Welsh1.8%
Dutch1.6%
Norwegian1.5%
Russian1.2%
Swedish0.8%
Danishn0.7%
Arab0.7%
Greek0.6%
Canadian0.6%
Slovak0.5%
Lebanese0.5%
Lithuanian0.5%
Austrian0.5%
Czech0.5%
African0.4%
Croatian0.4%
Swiss0.3%
German0.3%
Finnish0.3%
Portuguese0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Maltese0.3%
US/American0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
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Cape Canaveral Almanac

CategoryValue
County Brevard County
Standard Zip Codes32920
Phone Area Codes321
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude28.4
Approximate Longitude-80.6

Cape Canaveral Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationTITUSVILLE
Distance21 miles
Jan Temp50 to 70 F
Apr Temp60 to 81 F
Jul Temp73 to 91 F
Oct Temp66 to 83 F
Annual Precip52.7 inches
StationORLANDO INTL AP
Distance44.4 miles
Jan Temp50 to 72 F
Apr Temp60 to 83 F
Jul Temp73 to 92 F
Oct Temp66 to 85 F
Annual Precip48.3 inches
StationSANFORD ORLANDO
Distance48.6 miles
Jan Temp47 to 70 F
Apr Temp57 to 81 F
Jul Temp71 to 92 F
Oct Temp64 to 83 F
Annual Precip51.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cocoa17,558$40,287
Cocoa Beach11,466$78,208
Indialantic2,798$99,286
Rockledge26,144$71,920
Satellite Beach10,495$78,769
Titusville44,746$54,130

Cape Canaveral Public Schools

Cape View Elementary School
8440 Rosalind Ave
ZIP: 32920
(321) 784-0284
Primary
Total Enrollment 381
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