Cocoa Beach 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 11,705 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Cocoa Beach is the 193rd largest community in Florida.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Cocoa Beach is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Cocoa Beach is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Cocoa Beach who work in management occupations (13.33%), office and administrative support (10.18%), and sales jobs (9.92%).
Of important note, Cocoa Beach is also a city of artists. Cocoa Beach has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Cocoa Beach’s character.
Also of interest is that Cocoa Beach has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 11.48% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.
Cocoa Beach 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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
The citizens of Cocoa Beach are among the most well-educated in the nation: 45.00% of adults in Cocoa Beach have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Cocoa Beach in 2018 was $48,813, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $195,252 for a family of four. However, Cocoa Beach contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Cocoa Beach home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Cocoa Beach residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Cocoa Beach include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Cocoa Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.