Cocoa Beach, FL

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Population

11,489

0.201% growth

Median Age

56.9


Median Household Income

$54,183

3.26% growth

Poverty Rate

8.51%


Number of Employees

4,586

5.33% decline

Median Property Value

$292,200

8.14% growth

About

In 2017, Cocoa Beach, FL had a population of 11.5k people with a median age of 56.9 and a median household income of $54,183. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Cocoa Beach, FL grew from 11,466 to 11,489, a 0.201% increase and its median household income grew from $52,473 to $54,183, a 3.26% increase.

The population of Cocoa Beach, FL is 91.8% White Alone, 5% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.28% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Cocoa Beach, FL speak a non-English language, and 96.9% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Cocoa Beach, FL is $292,200, and the homeownership rate is 65.8%. Most people in Cocoa Beach, FL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Cocoa Beach, FL is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Cocoa Beach, FL employs 4.59k people. The largest industries in Cocoa Beach, FL are Health Care & Social Assistance (583 people), Accommodation & Food Services (510 people), and Retail Trade (474 people), and the highest paying industries are Manufacturing ($100,375), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($79,063), and Public Administration ($71,875).

Median household income in Cocoa Beach, FL is $54,183. Males in Cocoa Beach, FL have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,078. The income inequality in Cocoa Beach, FL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$54,183

2017 value

± $3,871

3.26%

1 Year Growth

± 9.29%

Households in Cocoa Beach, FL have a median annual income of $54,183, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $52,473 in 2016, which represents a 3.26% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$58,931

Average Male Salary

± $842

$44,078

Average Female Salary

± $574

In 2017, full-time male employees in Florida made 1.34 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $54,227 ± $3,227

  2. Alaska Native

    $50,175 ± $47,169

  3. White

    $47,927 ± $556

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Florida workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.08 times more than Alaska Native workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Cocoa Beach, FL is from Florida.

0.473

2017 Wage GINI

0.471

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Florida was 0.473 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.259% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Florida was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Florida in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Florida across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 681.02

  2. Census Tract 682

  3. Census Tract 681.01

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Cocoa Beach, FL was Census Tract 681.02 with a value of $67,784, followed by Census Tract 682 and Census Tract 681.01, with respective values of $52,721 and $52,098.

The following map shows all of the places in Cocoa Beach, FL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

8.51% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Cocoa Beach, FL (976 out of 11.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 35 - 44, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 55 - 64.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    884 ± 194

  2. Black

    34 ± 108

  3. Hispanic

    34 ± 111

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Cocoa Beach, FL is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

4.59k

2017 Value

± 430

-5.33%

1 Year decline

± 13.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Cocoa Beach, FL declined at a rate of -5.33%, from 4.84k employees to 4.59k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Cocoa Beach, FL, are Sales & Related Occupations (506 people), Management Occupations (480 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (471 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Cocoa Beach, FL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Cocoa Beach, FL, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (506 people), Management Occupations (480 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (471 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Cocoa Beach, FL has an unusually high number of residents working as Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.94 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (1.7 times), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.7 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Cocoa Beach, FL, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($109,000), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($102,768), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($102,717).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

4.59k

2017 Value

± 430

-5.33%

1 Year decline

± 13.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Cocoa Beach, FL declined at a rate of -5.33%, from 4.84k employees to 4.59k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Cocoa Beach, FL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (583 people), Accommodation & Food Services (510 people), and Retail Trade (474 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Cocoa Beach, FL, though some of these residents may live in Cocoa Beach, FL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Cocoa Beach, FL, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (583 people), Accommodation & Food Services (510 people), and Retail Trade (474 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Cocoa Beach, FL has an unusually high number of Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (2.07 times higher than expected), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (1.81 times), and Construction (1.49 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Cocoa Beach, FL, by median earnings, are Manufacturing ($100,375), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($79,063), and Public Administration ($71,875).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Florida to other states, or from other states to Florida.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $57.1B

  2. $44.9B

  3. $41.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Florida product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $57.1B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($44.9B) and Gasoline ($41.8B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Florida products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$457B

2015 Value

$714B

Projected 2045 Value

56.2% growth

In 2015, total outbound Florida trade was $457B. This is expected to increase 56.2% to $714B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Florida trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Florida to other states, or from other states to Florida.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $17.7B

  2. $15.1B

  3. $10.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Florida domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $17.7B, followed by Texas with $15.1B and California and $10.7B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Florida shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

87.3% of the population of Cocoa Beach, FL has health coverage, with 30.7% on employee plans, 8.78% on Medicaid, 24.9% on Medicare, 19.9% on non-group plans, and 3.02% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Cocoa Beach, FL was $8,076 in 2014. This is a 5.05% increase from the previous year ($7,688).

Primary care physicians in Cocoa Beach, FL see 1376 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.218% decrease from the previous year (1379 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1735 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 703 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Gadsden County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.9%). Additionally, Liberty County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,376 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Florida see an average of 1,376 patients per year. This represents a 0.218% decrease from the previous year (1,379 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,076

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,606

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,175

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,229

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Florida (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.05%, from $7,688 to $8,076.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

12.7%

Uninsured

30.7%

Employer Coverage

8.78%

Medicaid

24.9%

Medicare

19.9%

Non-Group

3.02%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Cocoa Beach, FL declined by 10.9% from 14.2% to 12.7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Cocoa Beach, FL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16.9% prevalence

  2. 15.8% prevalence

  3. 15.5% prevalence

Gadsden County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Florida, at 16.9%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Florida by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Cocoa Beach, FL is home to a population of 11.5k people, from which 96.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 9.52% of Cocoa Beach, FL residents were born outside of the country (1.09k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Cocoa Beach, FL is composed of 10.5k White Alone residents (91.8%), 574 Hispanic or Latino residents (5%), 147 Black or African American Alone residents (1.28%), 127 Asian Alone residents (1.11%), 49 Two or More Races residents (0.426%), 25 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.218%), 20 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.174%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Cocoa Beach, FL are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

56

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.4

63

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Cocoa Beach, FL was 56.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 56, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 63. But people in Cocoa Beach, FL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Cocoa Beach, FL residents was 57.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

9.52%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.09k people

8.08%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

927 people

As of 2017, 9.52% of Cocoa Beach, FL residents (1.09k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Cocoa Beach, FL was 8.08%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Cuba

    951,787 ± 23,383 people

  2. Haiti

    321,904 ± 13,819 people

  3. Mexico

    272,262 ± 12,724 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Florida was Cuba, the natal country of 951,787 Florida residents, followed by Haiti with 321,904 and Mexico with 272,262.

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Citizenship

96.9%

2017 Citizenship

97.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.9% of Cocoa Beach, FL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Cocoa Beach, FL was 97.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    10.5k ± 356

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    574 ± 301

  3. Black or African American Alone

    147 ± 163

In 2017, there were 18.4 times more White Alone residents (10.5k people) in Cocoa Beach, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 574 Hispanic or Latino and 147 Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Cocoa Beach, FL as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Cocoa Beach, FL citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Cocoa Beach, FL was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Cocoa Beach, FL are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    531 ± 163

  2. Korea

    200 ± 80

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    182 ± 82

Cocoa Beach, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.65 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Cocoa Beach, FL was $292,200 in 2017, which is 1.34 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $270,200 to $292,200, a 8.14% increase. The homeownership rate in Cocoa Beach, FL is 65.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Cocoa Beach, FL have an average commute time of 23.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Cocoa Beach, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$54,183

Median Household Income

± $3,871

5.73k

Number of Households

± 426

In 2017, the median household income of the 5.73k households in Cocoa Beach, FL grew to $54,183 from the previous year's value of $52,473.

The following chart displays the households in Cocoa Beach, FL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$292,200

2017 Median

± $12,546

$270,200

2016 Median

± $15,100

In 2017, the median property value in Cocoa Beach, FL grew to to $292,200 from the previous year's value of $270,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Cocoa Beach, FL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Cocoa Beach, FL the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Cocoa Beach, FL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Cocoa Beach, FL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

65.8%

2017 Homeownership

66.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 65.8% of the housing units in Cocoa Beach, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 66.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Cocoa Beach, FL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Cocoa Beach, FL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Cocoa Beach, FL have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

23.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Cocoa Beach, FL have a shorter commute time (23.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.65% of the workforce in Cocoa Beach, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    75.2%

  2. Worked At Home

    8.75%

  3. Carpooled

    7.84%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Cocoa Beach, FL was Drove Alone, followed by those who Worked At Home and those who Carpooled.

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