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Brevard County

Population in 2012: 17,217 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +4.9%
 

Males: 8,210  (47.7%)
Females: 9,007  (52.3%)

Median resident age:  40.0 years
Florida median age:  41.3 years

Zip codes: 32922, 32926.

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Estimated median household income in 2011: $30,983 (it was $27,062 in 2000)
Cocoa:

$30,983
Florida:

$44,299
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $19,974

Cocoa city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $101,104 (it was $64,000 in 2000)
Cocoa:

$101,104
Florida:

$151,000
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $177,844; Detached houses: $183,342; Townhouses or other attached units: $142,583; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $125,466; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $275,907; Mobile homes: $42,698; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $11,770

Median gross rent in 2011: $723.

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  • White alone - 9,531 (55.1%)
  • Black alone - 5,019 (29.0%)
  • Hispanic - 2,210 (12.8%)
  • Two or more races - 394 (2.3%)
  • Asian alone - 83 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 33 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 32 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Cocoa: 89.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (10.7%), Irish (9.9%), English (7.3%), Italian (6.0%), United States (4.9%), Polish (3.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 39 feet

Land area: 7.46 square miles.

Population density: 2308 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Cocoa:

  • High school or higher: 84.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.5%
  • Unemployed: 13.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Cocoa city:

  • Never married: 31.6%
  • Now married: 41.3%
  • Separated: 4.5%
  • Widowed: 6.5%
  • Divorced: 16.2%

1,823 residents are foreign born (8.3% Latin America).

This city:  10.5%
Florida:  18.8%



According to our research of Florida and other state lists there were 230 registered sex offenders living in Cocoa, Florida as of April 24, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Cocoa to the number of sex offenders is 72 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,234 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $883 (0.8%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Melbourne, FL (18.9 miles , pop. 71,382).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Tampa, FL (108.5 miles , pop. 303,447).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (865.3 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Cocoa West, FL (1.1 miles ), Rockledge, FL (1.8 miles ), Merritt Island, FL (1.9 miles ), Sharpes, FL (2.3 miles ), Port St. John, FL (2.8 miles ), Cocoa Beach, FL (2.9 miles ), Cape Canaveral, FL (2.9 miles ), Palm Shores, FL (3.7 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 9 buildings, average cost: $115,300
  • 1998: 6 buildings, average cost: $110,200
  • 1999: 7 buildings, average cost: $116,200
  • 2000: 7 buildings, average cost: $118,700
  • 2001: 14 buildings, average cost: $160,900
  • 2002: 10 buildings, average cost: $291,700
  • 2003: 37 buildings, average cost: $137,100
  • 2004: 84 buildings, average cost: $119,500
  • 2005: 19 buildings, average cost: $201,400
  • 2007: 37 buildings, average cost: $190,600
  • 2008: 49 buildings, average cost: $184,800
  • 2009: 40 buildings, average cost: $175,500
  • 2010: 21 buildings, average cost: $189,500
  • 2011: 15 buildings, average cost: $205,700
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $145,300

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Latitude: 28.37 N, Longitude: 80.74 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,080 (+12.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,744 (23.9%)

Area code: 321

Cocoa household income distribution Cocoa home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Cocoa by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 1311205425212
per 100,000 5.217.85.86.011.90.029.123.912.230.512.15.811.5
Rapes 18191641232821151520202318
per 100,000 93.6112.893.2245.5137.0164.0122.289.891.9121.8121.4132.4103.6
Robberies 68102949266707611910083756071
per 100,000 353.6605.8547.7550.8393.0410.1442.3712.4612.5505.5455.4345.3408.5
Assaults 246257269308341317296336376508345287221
per 100,000 1279.11526.41567.41844.02030.51857.11722.62011.52302.93094.22094.81651.91271.5
Burglaries 308375466365415346356447507456474435351
per 100,000 1601.52227.22715.32185.22471.12026.92071.82676.03105.32777.42878.12503.72019.4
Thefts 8401,0641,015851608692716759837821892747919
per 100,000 4367.76319.45914.25094.93620.34053.94166.94543.85126.55000.65416.24299.55287.4
Auto thefts 1101491418688101871117952656473
per 100,000 572.0885.0821.6514.9524.0591.7506.3664.5483.9316.7394.7368.4420.0
Arson 8214605855494
per 100,000 41.611.95.823.935.70.029.147.930.630.524.351.823.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 764.31070.81035.51117.8996.9957.7965.91135.11179.61321.91104.4909.7852.0

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Crime rate in Cocoa detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 85 (64 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.68
Florida average:

2.45

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.8%
Florida:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -1,263 (-7.1%).

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (18%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Cocoa-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Florida state average. It is 56% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/4/1966, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 6.1 miles away from the Cocoa city center killed 11 people and injured 530 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/19/1972, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 4.5 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Brevard County (22) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 10, Fires: 6, Tropical Storms: 5, Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Cocoa topographic map

Birthplace of: Ben Going - Comedian, Jumaine Jones - NBA player (Los Angeles Lakers, born: Feb 10, 1979), James Folston - Football player, Zach Thomas (wide receiver) - Football player.


Hospitals/medical centers near Cocoa:

  • WUESTHOFF MEDICAL CENTER ROCKLEDGE (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, about 5 miles away; ROCKLEDGE, FL)
  • CAPE CANAVERAL HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, about 6 miles away; COCOA BEACH, FL)

Political contributions by individuals in Cocoa, FL

Local government website: www.cocoafl.org

College/University in Cocoa:

  • Brevard Community College (Full-time enrollment: 7,147; Location: 1519 Clearlake Rd; Public; Website: www.brevardcc.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Cocoa:

  • Florida Institute of Technology (about 23 miles; Melbourne, FL; Full-time enrollment: 4,723)
  • University of Central Florida (about 33 miles; Orlando, FL; FT enrollment: 37,609)
  • Full Sail University (about 38 miles; Winter Park, FL; FT enrollment: 7,516)
  • Rollins College (about 40 miles; Winter Park, FL; FT enrollment: 2,715)
  • Valencia Community College (about 41 miles; Orlando, FL; FT enrollment: 17,591)
  • Universal Technical Institute-Automotive Motorcycle & Marine Mechanics (about 41 miles; Orlando, FL; FT enrollment: 4,327)
  • Everest University-South Orlando (about 42 miles; Orlando, FL; FT enrollment: 3,028)

Private high schools in Cocoa:

  • CHRISTIAN HERITAGE ACADEMY (Students: 70; Location: 817 DIXON BLVD STE 10A; Grades: KG - 12)
  • FLORIDA LEARNING ACADEMY PRIVATE SCHOOL (Students: 63; Location: 5993 COKER AVE; Grades: 4 - 12)
  • CREATIVE LEARNING (Students: 20; Location: 823 N COCOA BLVD; Grades: 2 - 12)

Private elementary/middle schools in Cocoa:

  • ST MARK'S EPISCOPAL ACADEMY (Students: 113; Location: 2 CHURCH ST; Grades: PK - 6)
  • EINSTEIN MONTESSORI ACADEMY (Students: 87; Location: 5650 HWY 520; Grades: 2 - 9)
  • BETHEL CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 60; Location: 1950 MICHIGAN AVE; Grades: PK - 11)
  • FRIENDSHIP CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 26; Location: 385 S BURNETT RD; Grades: PK - 5)
  • COCOA ADVENTIST SCHOOL (Students: 19; Location: 1500 COX RD; Grades: PK - 8)
See full list of schools located in Cocoa, School District: BREVARD COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT

Library in Cocoa:

  • BREVARD COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $21,206,358; Location: 308 FORREST AVENUE; 1,243,211 books; 58,458 audio materials; 97,591 video materials; 11 local licensed databases; 62 state licensed databases; 2,505 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • #1 radio station or a station that shoulde be on th elist is 101.9 fm otherwise known as 102 jamz

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Notable locations in Cocoa: Byrd Plaza (A), Cocoa Water Reclamation Facility (B), Ives Railroad Station (C), Cocoa Public Library (D), Cocoa Fire Department Station 2 (E), Cocoa Fire Department Station 3 (F), Cocoa Fire Department Station 1 (G), Cocoa Police Department (H), Cocoa City Police Detective (I), Brevard Community College Cocoa Campus Astronaut Memorial Planetarium Observatory (J), Brevard Community College - University of Central Florida Joint Use Library Resource Center (K), Brevard County Library System Headquarters Central Brevard Library (L), Florida Historical Society Alma Clyde Field Library of Florida (M), Florida Solar Energy Center Library (N). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Cocoa include: Zion Orthodox Primitive Baptist Church (A), Whole Loaf Christian Center (B), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (C), Seventh Day Adventist Church of Cocoa (D), Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church (E), King Street Baptist Church (F), First Baptist Church of Cocoa (G), Emmons Church of God by Faith (H), Community Fellowship Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Florida Memorial Cemetery (1), Brevard Memorial Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Brevard Museum of History & Natural Science (2201 Michigan Avenue), Brevard County - Libraries- Federal and State Documents Depository (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 308 Forrest Avenue), Cocoa Village Visitor Center (216 Florida Avenue), Forest Village RV park (245 Flamingo Drive).

Hotels: Campbell Motel (1084 North Cocoa Boulevard), Cocoa Beach/Kennedy Space Center Super 8 Motel (900A Friday Rd), Best Western Cocoa Inn (4225 West King Street), Budget Inn of Cocoa (901 North Cocoa Boulevard).

 
Brevard County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  Ozone  PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 26.8. This is about average.
City:

26.8
U.S.:

32.0
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 29.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

29.5
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2005 was 17.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

17.6
U.S.:

22.9
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 6.55. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 22.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

6.55
U.S.:

9.59

Drinking water stations with addresses in Cocoa and their reported violations in the past:

COCOA, CITY OF (Address: 600 SCHOOL ST , Population served: 224368, Surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2004 and MAR-14-2005, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-10-2004), St Compliance Meeting conducted (JAN-10-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAR-14-2005)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JUL-2003 and SEP-2003, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-21-2003)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JUL-2003 and SEP-2003, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-21-2003)
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between JUL-2003 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2002 and JUL-17-2002, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-17-2002), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-20-2002)
SIERRA SQUARE (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Cocoa that have no violations reported:

  • STUCKEY'S PECAN SHOPPE #12 (Population served: 75, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 26.8%
(16.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 42.8% for Black residents, 34.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 44.4% for other race residents, 15.6% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Florida:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  59.7%
Whole state:  65.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.3%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Cocoa, FL

96 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010

People in group quarters in Cocoa in 2000:

  • 64 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 10 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 5 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Cocoa compared to Florida state average:

Cocoa, Florida environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age above state average.


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Banks with branches in Cocoa (2011 data):

  • Bank of America, National Association: Port St. John Branch at 660 West Avenue, branch established on 1982/11/29; Cocoa Branch at 430 Brevard Avenue, branch established on 1929/11/04. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: 505 Brevard Ave Branch at 505 Brevard Avenue, branch established on 1951/11/13; Cocoa Commons Branch at 2301 State Rd. 524, Suite 180, branch established on 2002/02/04. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • SunTrust Bank: Cocoa Wal-Mart Branch at 2800 Clearlake Road, branch established on 2005/01/26; Cocoa Branch at 100 Delannoy Avenue, branch established on 1957/02/16. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Cocoa Branch at 2323 Highway 524, branch established on 2002/01/28. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Community Bank of the South: Cocoa Commons Branch at 2321 Highway 524, branch established on 2002/02/27. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $122.9 mil, Deposits: $99.4 mil, headquarters in Merritt Island, FL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Cbos Bankshares, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Cocoa Branch at 834 North Cocoa Boulevard, branch established on 1934/11/03. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Cocoa, Florida:

  • Space Coast Inn, 860 N Cocoa Blvd, Cocoa, FL 32922
  • Brevard Hotel, 112 Riverside Dr, Cocoa, FL 32922
  • Budget Inn Of Cocoa, 901 N Cocoa Blvd, Cocoa, FL 32922
  • Satellite City Motel, 957 N Cocoa Blvd, Cocoa, FL 32922
  • Campbell Motel , 1084 N Cocoa Blvd, Cocoa, FL 32922 , Phone: (321) 636-6111
  • Le Mar Motel, 4125 N US 1, Cocoa, FL 32922
  • Star Motel, 2610 N Cocoa Blvd, Cocoa, FL 32922
  • Dixie Motel, 301 Forrest Ave, Cocoa, FL 32922
  • 9 other hotels and motels
All 17 fire-safe hotels and motels in Cocoa, Florida

Educational Attainment (%) in 2011

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Cocoa travel time to work - commute


Cocoa mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (89%)
  • Utility gas (8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

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Religion statistics for Cocoa (based on Brevard County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 39.17%
Here39.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist Church Charismatic Churches IndependentPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents42.8%16.4%10.3%3.4%3.0%
Congregations4.9%16.5%7.7%1.8%4.2%
NameEpiscopal ChurchJewishEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents2.8%2.7%2.0%1.8%14.8%
Congregations3.9%0.7%4.6%2.5%53.2%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 81
Brevard County:

1.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 9
Here:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 75
This county:

1.40 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 186
Brevard County:

3.48 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 407
This county:

7.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Brevard County:

10.3%
Florida:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Brevard County:

23.3%
State:

23.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

9.0%
State:

14.0%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 42$147,517$42,1480$0
Other Government Administration 18$75,297$50,1985$11,294
Police Protection - Officers 71$286,317$48,3920$0
Police - Other 19$51,518$32,5381$1,927
Firefighters 37$151,870$49,2550$0
Fire - Other 1$2,830$33,9600$0
Streets and Highways 69$206,515$35,9160$0
Sewerage 34$115,424$40,7380$0
Parks and Recreation 7$19,005$32,5800$0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 17$66,665$47,0580$0
Water Supply 88$273,097$37,2410$0
Other and Unallocable 8$21,552$32,3284$4,478
Totals for Government 411$1,417,607$41,39010$17,699


7.08% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($44,901 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.08%
Florida average:

8.71%

0.21% of residents moved from foreign countries ($900 average AGI)
Brevard County:

0.21%
Florida average:

0.22%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Orange County, FL  0.46% ($40,661 average AGI)
from Broward County, FL  0.36% ($43,051)
from Palm Beach County, FL  0.22% ($45,912)


6.04% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($40,980 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.04%
Florida average:

7.73%

0.11% of residents moved to foreign countries ($724 average AGI)
Brevard County:

0.11%
Florida average:

0.12%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Orange County, FL  0.50% ($36,520 average AGI)
to Indian River County, FL  0.18% ($47,103)
to Volusia County, FL  0.14% ($40,108)

Strongest AM radio stations in Cocoa:

  • WMMV (1350 AM; 1 kW; COCOA, FL)
  • WTIR (1300 AM; 5 kW; COCOA BEACH, FL; Owner: RAMA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WWBC (1510 AM; daytime; 1 kW; COCOA, FL; Owner: ASTRO ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WIXC (1060 AM; 50 kW; TITUSVILLE, FL; Owner: GENESIS COMMUNICATIONS I, INC.)
  • WONQ (1030 AM; 45 kW; OVIEDO, FL; Owner: FLORIDA BROADCASTERS)
  • WHOO (1080 AM; daytime; 35 kW; KISSIMMEE, FL; Owner: GENESIS COMMUNICATIONS I, INC.)
  • WDYZ (990 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WFLF (540 AM; 50 kW; PINE HILLS, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQTM (740 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMEL (920 AM; 5 kW; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: TWIN TOWERS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WINT (1560 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WTLN (950 AM; 12 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: TM2, INC.)
  • WQYK (1010 AM; 50 kW; SEFFNER, FL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF TAMPA)

Strongest FM radio stations in Cocoa:

  • WHKR (102.7 FM; ROCKLEDGE, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMIE-FM (91.5 FM; COCOA, FL; Owner: NATIONAL CHRISTIAN NETWORK)
  • WLRQ-FM (99.3 FM; COCOA, FL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W230AL (93.9 FM; COCOA, FL; Owner: BLACK MEDIA WORKS, INC.)
  • WHTQ (96.5 FM; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WAOA-FM (107.1 FM; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WWKA (92.3 FM; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WJRR (101.1 FM; COCOA BEACH, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSHE (100.3 FM; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTKS-FM (104.1 FM; COCOA BEACH, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WOMX-FM (105.1 FM; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WPOZ (88.3 FM; UNION PARK, FL; Owner: CENTRAL FLORIDA EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WCIF (106.3 FM; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, INC.)
  • W253AG (98.5 FM; COCOA, FL; Owner: CENTRAL EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMFE-FM (90.7 FM; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: COMMUNITY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPIO (89.3 FM; TITUSVILLE, FL; Owner: FLORIDA PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WMGF (107.7 FM; MOUNT DORA, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WOCL (105.9 FM; DELAND, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WXXL (106.7 FM; TAVARES, FL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WPCV (97.5 FM; WINTER HAVEN, FL; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Cocoa:

  • WTGL-TV (Channel 52; COCOA, FL; Owner: GOOD LIFE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBCC (Channel 68; COCOA, FL; Owner: BREVARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WOTF (Channel 43; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: TELEFUTURA ORLANDO, INC.)
  • WRDQ (Channel 27; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: WFTV-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WFTV (Channel 9; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: WFTV-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W04CN (Channel 4; COCOA, ETC., FL; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WACX (Channel 55; LEESBURG, FL; Owner: ASSOCIATED CHRISTIAN TELEVISION SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WKCF (Channel 18; CLERMONT, FL; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLCB-TV (Channel 45; LEESBURG, FL; Owner: GOOD LIFE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRBW (Channel 65; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WKMG-TV (Channel 6; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: POST-NEWSWEEK STATIONS ORLANDO, INC.)
  • W46DB (Channel 46; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WOFL (Channel 35; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WOPX (Channel 56; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: PAXSON ORLANDO LICENSE, INC.)
  • WZXZ-CA (Channel 11; ORLANDO, ETC., FL; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • WMFE-TV (Channel 24; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: COMMUNITY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMVJ-LP (Channel 29; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W26BN (Channel 26; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: WIRELESS BROADBAND SERVICES/AMERICA)
  • W59CX (Channel 59; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WESH (Channel 2; DAYTONA BEACH, FL; Owner: ORLANDO HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WXXU-LP (Channel 12; ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, FL; Owner: RAMA COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WVEN-TV (Channel 26; DAYTONA BEACH, FL; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WSCF-LP (Channel 31; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: JAMES J. CHLADEK)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Cocoa fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 39
Total length: 574 meters (1,883ft)
Total costs: $3,706,000
Total average daily traffic: 600,598
Total average daily truck traffic: 53,121

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1950-1959: 1
  • 1960-1969: 13
  • 1970-1979: 13
  • 1980-1989: 0
  • 1990-1999: 9
  • 2000-2009: 3
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Cocoa, FL

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Cocoa)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 125 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Cocoa, FL)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 31 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 360 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Cocoa)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 2 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Cocoa)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 79 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 4 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED30$74,68128$87,07448$176,4275$42,71614$96,2161$39,190
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$108,9136$246,6788$78,7561$5,0602$47,9951$3,160
APPLICATIONS DENIED10$71,35010$51,36249$149,59113$23,26916$91,2771$22,760
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$58,4504$221,75822$123,2322$30,8353$74,5701$55,620
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$110,2053$140,0035$137,1621$6,9501$200,0001$34,770

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0622.00 , 0623.00, 0624.00, 0626.00, 0627.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 3 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$292,6800$00$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$239,2851$68,3300$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$18,9600$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$91,9301$91,930

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0622.00 , 0623.00, 0624.00, 0626.00, 0627.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 379
  • Hazardous Condition: 91
  • Service Call: 29
  • Good Intent Call: 13

Incident types - Cocoa


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Cocoa, FL

Most common first names in Cocoa, FL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John33071.8 years
James32368.3 years
William28472.6 years
Mary26075.5 years
Robert24768.8 years
Charles18472.6 years
George15774.7 years
Joseph13372.5 years
Richard11668.4 years
Dorothy10875.0 years
Most common last names in Cocoa, FL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith16070.6 years
Williams12270.6 years
Johnson11370.3 years
Jones8869.7 years
Brown8771.9 years
Miller6375.4 years
Davis5967.9 years
Jackson5273.5 years
Thomas5070.6 years
Clark4872.4 years
Businesses in Cocoa, FL
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven2McDonald's4
AT&T2Motel 61
Ace Hardware1Papa John's Pizza1
AutoZone1Payless1
Best Western1Penske1
Blockbuster2Pizza Hut1
Burger King3Publix Super Markets2
CVS2Quiznos1
Curves1RadioShack1
Days Inn1SONIC Drive-In1
Decora Cabinetry3Sam's Club1
Domino's Pizza2T-Mobile2
Dunkin Donuts3Taco Bell1
FedEx7Tire Kingdom1
GNC1Travelodge1
GameStop1U-Haul5
H&R Block3UPS8
Havertys Furniture1Waffle House1
IHOP1Walgreens2
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
Little Caesars Pizza1Wendy's1
Long John Silver's1YMCA1
MasterBrand Cabinets3
Browse common businesses in Cocoa, FL


Cocoa on our top lists:

  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Occupational and physical therapist assistants and aides (population 5,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Other financial specialists (population 5,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Personal and laundry services (population 5,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of assaults in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of rapes in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest 2006 city-data.com crime index per resident, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Water transportation (population 5,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Physicians and surgeons (population 5,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of police officers in 2006 per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 100 least-safe cities (highest city-data.com crime index)"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of robberies in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of murders in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Radio, TV, and computer and software, and other electronic stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most fire safe hotels and motels per 100,000 population (pop 5,000+)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of burglaries in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most bridges per 100,000 population (pop 5,000+)"
  • #99 (32922) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Bahamian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
Cost of Living Calculator
Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • David E. Bartine (14)
  • Gregory Vasquez (12)
  • Victor Wolynski (9)
  • Thomas H. Happel (8)
  • Paul J. Zombo (8)
  • David H. Fine (8)
  • Jeffrey S. Haggard (6)
  • Jay A. Morrison (5)
  • Jeffery A. Sanders (5)
  • Cunping Huang (4)

Total of 117 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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