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Overview

Introduction to Cocoa Beach, Florida

Cocoa Beach, Florida, in Brevard county, is 16 miles N of Melbourne, Florida (center to center) and 115 miles E of Tampa, Florida. The people of the city are in the Melbourne-Titusville-Palm Bay metropolitan area. 

Cocoa Beach History

Cocoa Beach was initially settled by a family of slaves who had been newly freed after the Civil War. The development of Cocoa Beach began when it was bought by Gus Edwards. It was established as a city in 1925 and incorporated in 1957.

Cocoa Beach and Nearby Attractions

  • Cocoa Beach Country Club.
  • Kennedy Space Center.
  • Patrick Air Force Base.
  • Cape Canaveral.

Things To Do In Cocoa Beach

The city of Cocoa Beach is a popular vacation destination. It offers a unique combination of experiences to visitors because of its location between the Kennedy Space Center, the Patrick Air Force Base and Cape Canaveral. It has a six mile long beach with facilities for all kinds of entertainment activities. There are great places for shopping and dining in the city. One can also watch missile launches place at the Kennedy Space Center. The 27-holed municipal golf course delights golf lovers. The city hosts an annual Space Coast Art festival during Thanksgiving Weekend which is a highly anticipated event in Brevard County.

Cocoa Beach Transportation

Orlando International Airport is the closest major airport.

Cocoa Beach Higher Education

Brevard Community College - Cocoa Campus provides adult education opportunities.

Demographics

People

Total Population11,466
Male Share of the Population46.7%
Female Share of the Population53.3%
Senior Citizens33%
Employed Population 16+4,709
Age of the Population57

Families

% of people married50.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher42.3%
Median Earnings25+$32,971
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$15,978
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,551

Wealth

Median Family Income$78,208
% Above Poverty Level92.3%
% Below Poverty Level7.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home9.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.1%
% Using Public Transportation0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone40.9%
Median Gross Rent$1,075
Median House Value$270,200

Ancestry

Irish18%
English15.7%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)14.5%
Italian11.1%
French Except Basque5.1%
Polish4.4%
Dutch2.6%
Scottish2.3%
Norwegian2.1%
Swedish1.5%
Danishn1.4%
Arab1.4%
Lebanese1.3%
Canadian1.2%
Russian1%
Hungarian1%
Greek0.9%
Lithuanian0.8%
Portuguese0.5%
Finnish0.5%
Welsh0.5%
West Indian0.5%
Jamaican0.5%
Czech0.5%
Croatian0.4%
Ukrainian0.4%
Slovak0.4%
Swiss0.3%
Austrian0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Turkish0.1%
Bahamian0.1%
Jordanian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
German0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
African0.1%
South African0.1%
US/American0.1%
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Cocoa Beach Almanac

CategoryValue
County Brevard County
Standard Zip Codes32931
P.O. Box Zip Codes32932
Phone Area Codes321
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude28.33
Approximate Longitude-80.62

Cocoa Beach Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationMELBOURNE WFO
Distance15.4 miles
Jan Temp50 to 72 F
Apr Temp60 to 81 F
Jul Temp72 to 91 F
Oct Temp67 to 83 F
Annual Precip48.2 inches
StationTITUSVILLE
Distance25.7 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
StationVERO BEACH 4 W
Distance45.3 miles
Jan Temp50 to 73 F
Apr Temp60 to 81 F
Jul Temp71 to 90 F
Oct Temp66 to 84 F
Annual Precip55.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cape Canaveral10,116$55,790
Cocoa17,558$40,287
Indialantic2,798$99,286
Melbourne78,911$52,182
Rockledge26,144$71,920
Satellite Beach10,495$78,769

Cocoa Beach Hospitals

Cape Canaveral Hospital
(Non-profit)
701 W Cocoa Beach Cswy
(321) 799-7111

Cocoa Beach Public Schools

Cocoa Beach Junior/senior High School
1500 Minutemen Cswy
ZIP: 32931
(321) 783-1776
High
Total Enrollment 1126
Freedom 7 Elementary School Of International Studies
400 S 4th St
ZIP: 32931
(321) 868-6610
Primary
Total Enrollment 407
Project Search
701 W Cocoa Causeway
ZIP: 32931
(321) 633-1000
High
Total Enrollment 42
Theodore Roosevelt Elementary
1400 Minutemen Cswy
ZIP: 32931
(321) 868-6660
Primary
Total Enrollment 372

Cocoa Beach Private Schools

Our Saviour School
5301 N Atlantic Ave
ZIP: 32931
Elementary
Total Enrollment 110
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