Cocoa Beach, FL
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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 11,595 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Cocoa Beach is the 193rd 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.

Cocoa Beach is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Cocoa Beach is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Cocoa Beach who work in food service (11.92%), management occupations (11.18%), and office and administrative support (10.72%).

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: 9.89% 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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

The citizens of Cocoa Beach are among the most well-educated in the nation: 42.28% 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 2010 was $40,080, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $160,320 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 Irish, English, Italian, and French .

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