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Cape Canaveral, FL
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Living in Cape Canaveral


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 9,972 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Cape Canaveral is the 211th largest community 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 service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Cape Canaveral who work in food service (11.11%), management occupations (9.72%), and sales jobs (8.06%).

Of important note, Cape Canaveral is also a city of artists. Cape Canaveral has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Cape Canaveral’s character.

Also of interest is that Cape Canaveral has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.74% 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.

The education level of Cape Canaveral citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 33.14% of adults in Cape Canaveral have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Cape Canaveral in 2018 was $43,003, which is upper middle income relative to Florida, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $172,012 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, German, Italian, English, and Polish.

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


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