Cape Canaveral, FL
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Cape Canaveral is a somewhat small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 10,206 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Cape Canaveral is the 205th largest community in Florida.

Housing costs in Cape Canaveral are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Florida.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Cape Canaveral is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Cape Canaveral is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Cape Canaveral who work in office and administrative support (15.27%), sales jobs (14.24%), and management occupations (11.46%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.68% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Cape Canaveral is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

In terms of college education, Cape Canaveral is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 28.28% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Cape Canaveral in 2010 was $39,323, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $157,292 for a family of four. However, Cape Canaveral contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Cape Canaveral home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Cape Canaveral residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Cape Canaveral include Irish, English, Italian, and French .

The most common language spoken in Cape Canaveral is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.

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