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 a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.62% 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 service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Cocoa Beach who work in office and administrative support (12.63%), management occupations (12.29%), and food service (11.46%).

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.

A relatively large number of people in Cocoa Beach telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.69% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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 education level of Cocoa Beach ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Cocoa Beach, 41.76% 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 2010 was $38,612, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $154,448 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, English, Italian, and French .

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