Cocoa, FL

Cocoa profile

Living in Cocoa

Cocoa is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 18,603 people and 13 constituent neighborhoods, Cocoa is the 145th largest community in Florida.

Unlike some cities, Cocoa isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Cocoa are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Cocoa is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Cocoa who work in office and administrative support (13.85%), sales jobs (10.44%), and management occupations (8.85%).

One of the nice things about Cocoa is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

The education level of Cocoa citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 18.10% of adults 25 and older in Cocoa have a college degree.

The per capita income in Cocoa in 2018 was $23,216, which is lower middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $92,864 for a family of four. However, Cocoa contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Cocoa is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Cocoa home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Cocoa residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Cocoa also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 16.07% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Cocoa include Irish, German, English, Italian, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Cocoa is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.