Cocoa Beach, FL
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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 11,332 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Cocoa Beach is the 204th largest community in Florida.

Housing costs in Cocoa Beach 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.

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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 19.76% 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.

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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

Cocoa Beach is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 48.70% of adults in Cocoa Beach have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Cocoa Beach in 2018 was $55,754, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $223,016 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.