Cocoa Beach, FL

Cocoa Beach profile

Living in Cocoa Beach

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 11,354 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Cocoa Beach is the 204th largest community in Florida.

Cocoa Beach is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 87.01% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. 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 (14.70%), sales jobs (13.79%), and office and administrative support (9.87%).

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 15.70% 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.

One of the nice things about Cocoa Beach 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 Beach ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Cocoa Beach, 47.85% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Cocoa Beach in 2018 was $51,806, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $207,224 for a family of four. However, Cocoa Beach contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Cocoa Beach is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. 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.