Cocoa, FL


Highest Appreciating Cocoa Neighborhoods Since 2000

Cocoa, FL Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Cocoa Housing Market Information

With 17,711 people, 6,811 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $83,630, house prices in Cocoa are some of the most affordable in Florida as well as the nation.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Cocoa, accounting for 55.79% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Cocoa include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 23.20%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 10.13%), and a few mobile homes or trailers ( 9.44%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Cocoa are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 53.63% owning and 46.37% renting.

At the end of World War II, American soldiers returned home triumphant and, with the help of the GI Bill, built homes by the millions on the edges of America's cities. These homes were predominantly capes and ranches, modest in size, but built to house a growing middle-class as the 20th century became the American century. Cocoa's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 46.03% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Cocoa include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 40.93%) and housing constructed between 2000 and later ( 9.82%). There's also some housing in Cocoa built before 1939 ( 3.23%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Cocoa. Fully 20.12% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Cocoa homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Cocoa real estate prices below levels they could achieve if vacant housing was absorbed into the market and became occupied. Housing vacancy rates are a useful measure to consider, along with other things, if you are a home buyer or a real estate investor.

Cocoa Home Appreciation Rates

Homes have actually lost value in Cocoa over the last then years, as home values have seen a decline of 29.75% during the ten year period. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout appreciation rate data shows Cocoa home appreciation rates at 2.32%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 9.60%.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Cocoa that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Cocoa real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Cocoa appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 9.29%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 91.71% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Cocoa. Cocoa appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 2.32%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 9.60%.

Importantly, this makes Cocoa one of the highest appreciating communities in the nation for the latest quarter, and may signal the city's near-future real estate investment strength.

Relative to Florida, our data show that Cocoa's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 50% of the other cities and towns in Florida.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Cocoa differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Cocoa - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Cocoa real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,239,000 0.3
$929,001 - $1,239,000 0.7
$619,001 - $929,000 2.9
$495,001 - $619,000 2.6
$372,001 - $495,000 4.8
$248,001 - $372,000 6.8
$124,001 - $248,000 20.4
$62,001 - $124,000 38.9
$0 - $62,000 22.5

Very Low for FL
Very Low for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
88.1928981600844 97.6495726495726

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Cocoa Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q4 - 2017 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q1
51.58% 2.44% 2 6
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,003 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 53.63
Renters 46.37
Vacant 20.12

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 9.8
1970 - 1999 40.9
1940 - 1969 46.0
1939 or Older 3.2

Types of Homes

Single-Family 55.8
Townhomes 1.4
Small Apt. Buildings 10.1
Apt. Complexes 23.2
Mobile Homes 9.4
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 2.05
1 Bedroom 12.47
2 Bedrooms 29.22
3 Bedrooms 42.47
4 Bedrooms 11.22
5 or more bedrooms 2.57