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Overview

Introduction to Cocoa, Florida

Cocoa, Florida, in Brevard county, is 22 miles N of Melbourne, Florida (center to center) and 109 miles E of Tampa, Florida.. The city is in the Melbourne-Titusville-Palm Bay area.

Cocoa History

Cocoa was founded sometime around 1860. It was initially settled by fishermen. The city was subsequently incorporated in 1895. It suffered extensive destruction when a fire destroyed the entire business district in 1890. However, this did not deter people from pushing ahead with further growth for the city. The development of the city was given a great boost with the laying down of a railway network. The state suffered further damages in 1894-95, when the citrus crop was destroyed by the Great Freeze; this event was followed by another phase of development which ended with Great Depression in 1929. After recovering from the Great Depression, Cocoa has become a very strong city.

Cocoa and Nearby Attractions

  • Porcher House.
  • Historic Cocoa Village.
  • Alma Clyde Field Library of Florida History.
  • Brevard Museum of History & Science.
  • Astronaut Memorial Planetarium and Observatory.
  • Cocoa Playhouse.
  • Cape Canaveral Lighthouse.
  • Florida Solar Energy Center.
  • The Kennedy Space Center.
  • Disney World.
  • Sea World.

Cocoa Activities

The beaches and the Indian River are the favored spots of recreation. One can indulge in both salt water and fresh water fishing, swim or laze around. There are daily cruises out of the marina, organized by the Indian River Queen. The Cocoa Village hosts special events throughout the year; these events include parties, street celebrations and fund-raisers.

Cocoa Transportation

The Melbourne International Airport is the closest major airport to Cocoa.

Cocoa Higher Education

The city is served by the Brevard Community College

Demographics

People

Total Population17,558
Male Share of the Population49.1%
Female Share of the Population50.9%
Senior Citizens16.2%
Employed Population 16+6,882
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married38.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17.1%
Median Earnings25+$26,380
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,940
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,389

Wealth

Median Family Income$40,287
% Above Poverty Level73.2%
% Below Poverty Level26.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home1.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.6%
% Using Public Transportation5.2%

Housing

People Living Alone35.5%
Median Gross Rent$705
Median House Value$93,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)44.7%
Irish7.8%
English6.3%
Italian5%
West Indian2.9%
Scottish2.8%
Polish2.4%
French Except Basque2%
Swedish1.2%
Arab1.1%
Greek0.9%
Czech0.9%
African0.8%
Dutch0.8%
Welsh0.8%
Danishn0.8%
Canadian0.7%
Norwegian0.6%
Haitian0.6%
Portuguese0.5%
Jamaican0.5%
Austrian0.4%
Moroccan0.4%
Russian0.3%
US/American0.3%
Iranian0.3%
Brazilian0.3%
British0.3%
Barbadian0.3%
Bahamian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Belizean0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
German0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
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Cocoa Almanac

CategoryValue
County Brevard County
Standard Zip Codes32922, 32926, 32927
P.O. Box Zip Codes32923, 32924
Phone Area Codes321
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude28.37
Approximate Longitude-80.75

Cocoa 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
Distance18 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
Distance36.1 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
StationKISSIMMEE 2
Distance41.7 miles
Jan Temp48 to 72 F
Apr Temp58 to 82 F
Jul Temp72 to 92 F
Oct Temp65 to 85 F
Annual Precip48 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cape Canaveral10,116$55,790
Cocoa Beach11,466$78,208
Rockledge26,144$71,920
Satellite Beach10,495$78,769
Titusville44,746$54,130
West Melbourne20,207$71,892

Cocoa Public Libraries

Brevard County Library System
308 FORREST AVENUE
Cocoa, Florida
(321) 633-1801

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Cocoa Public Schools

Brevard Virtual Eschool
1225 Clearlake Rd
ZIP: 32922
(321) 633-3660
Primary
Total Enrollment 54
Brevard Virtual Franchise
1225 Clearlake Rd
ZIP: 32922
(321) 633-3660
Other
Total Enrollment 74
Brevard Virtual Instruction (course Offerings)
1225 Clearlake Rd
ZIP: 32922
(321) 633-3660
Other
Brevard Virtual Instruction Program
1225 Clearlake Rd
ZIP: 32922
(321) 633-3660
Primary
Cambridge Elementary Magnet School
2000 Cambridge Dr
ZIP: 32922
(321) 633-3550
Primary
Total Enrollment 637
Central Area Adult Education Day-program
1225 Clearlake Rd
ZIP: 32922
(321) 633-3660
Other
Central Area Adult Education-night Program
1225 Clearlake Rd
ZIP: 32922
(321) 633-3660
Other
Clearlake Middle School
1225 Clearlake Rd
ZIP: 32922
(321) 633-3660
Emma Jewel Charter Academy
705 Blake Ave
ZIP: 32922
(321) 652-9676
Primary
Total Enrollment 300
Endeavour Elementary Magnet
905 Pineda St
ZIP: 32922
(321) 633-3545
Primary
Total Enrollment 808
North/central Area Alternative Learning Center
1225 Clearlake Rd
ZIP: 32922
(321) 633-3489
Other
Total Enrollment 68
Center For Drug Free Living
3905 Grissom Pkwy
ZIP: 32926
(321) 637-1886
Other
Total Enrollment 28
Cocoa High School
2000 Tiger Trl
ZIP: 32926
(321) 632-5300
High
Total Enrollment 1530
Saturn Elementary School
880 N Range Rd
ZIP: 32926
(321) 633-3535
Primary
Total Enrollment 749
Atlantis Elementary School
7300 Briggs Ave
ZIP: 32927
(321) 633-6143
Primary
Total Enrollment 618
Brevard County Jail Complex
5225 Dewitt Ave
ZIP: 32927
(321) 690-1500
Other
Total Enrollment 5
Brevard County Juvenile Detention Center
5225 Dewitt Ave
ZIP: 32927
(321) 690-3400
Other
Total Enrollment 37
Challenger 7 Elementary School
6135 Rena Ave
ZIP: 32927
(321) 636-5801
Primary
Total Enrollment 480
Enterprise Elementary School
7000 Enterprise Rd
ZIP: 32927
(321) 633-3434
Primary
Total Enrollment 539
Fairglen Elementary School
201 Indian Trl
ZIP: 32927
(321) 631-1993
Primary
Total Enrollment 689
Space Coast Junior/senior High School
6150 Banyan St
ZIP: 32927
(321) 638-0750
High
Total Enrollment 1528

Cocoa Private Schools

Atlantic Inclusive Academy
825 Forrest Ave
ZIP: 32922
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 25
Christian Heritage Academy
817 Dixon Blvd Ste 10
ZIP: 32922
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 81
Creative Learning
823 N Cocoa Blvd Ste D
ZIP: 32922
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 17
Rfm Christian Academy
1108 Peachtree St
ZIP: 32922
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
Rfm Christian Academy Coco2
1404 Dixon Blvd
ZIP: 32922
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 62
Space Coast Christian Academy
1950 Michigan Ave
ZIP: 32922
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 95
St Mark's Episcopal Academy
2 Church St
ZIP: 32922
Elementary
Total Enrollment 97
Brevard Adventist Christian Academy
1500 Cox Rd
ZIP: 32926
Elementary
Total Enrollment 15
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Indian River at Cocoa 1890

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Indian River at Cocoa 1890

Indian River at Cocoa between 1880 and 1897

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