Cocoa, Florida Population 2021

18,639
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Cocoa is a city located in Florida. With a 2020 population of 18,639, it is the 120th largest city in Florida and the 1964th largest city in the United States. Cocoa is currently growing at a rate of 0.10% annually and its population has increased by 8.75% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 17,140 in 2010. Cocoa reached it's highest population of 18,639 in 2021. Spanning over 15 miles, Cocoa has a population density of 1,397 people per square mile.

The average household income in Cocoa is $56,628 with a poverty rate of 20.03%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $829 per month, and the median house value is $115,500. The median age in Cocoa is 40.3 years, 39.4 years for males, and 40.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 88.2 males.

Cocoa Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Cocoa was:

  • White: 63.35%
  • Black or African American: 27.75%
  • Two or more races: 3.40%
  • Asian: 2.75%
  • Other race: 2.51%
  • Native American: 0.16%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.08%
The current population of Cocoa, Florida is 18,639, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 18,585.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 17,140.

Cocoa, Florida Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White11,58363.35%
Black or African American5,07527.75%
Two or More Races6213.40%
Asian5032.75%
Some Other Race4592.51%
American Indian and Alaska Native300.16%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander140.08%
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Cocoa Population by Race

Cocoa Population Pyramid 2021

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Cocoa Median Age

40.3


Total

39.4


Male

40.8


Female

Cocoa Adults

There are 14,165 adults, (3,209 of whom are seniors) in Cocoa.

Cocoa Age Dependency

66.9

Age Dependency Ratio

29.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Cocoa Sex Ratio

Female

9,718

53.15%

Male

8,567

46.85%

Cocoa Population by Age

Cocoa Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Cocoa Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married73.6%26.4%
All54.1%45.9%
Non Family46.6%53.4%
Male45.1%54.9%
Female35%65%

54.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Cocoa Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,8882.6554.1
Non Family2,9451.246.6
Married2,4323.4973.6
Female1,1564.2335
Male3553.8145.1

3.58

Average Family Size

2.65

Average Household Size

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Cocoa Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade9287.51%
9th to 12th Grade1,35010.92%
High School Graduate3,29526.65%
Some College2,85423.09%
Associates Degree1,69813.73%
Bachelors Degree1,51012.21%
Graduate Degree7285.89%
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Cocoa Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Cocoa Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White7,1096,5481,875
Black3,3642,539193
Hispanic1,497717119
Other Race31415112
Asian27217651
Multiple Races188131
Native American3030
Islander1414

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 26.38%.

Cocoa Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,753$32,670$27,742
Less Than High School$19,044$20,480$16,185
High School Grad$28,118$28,552$27,500
Some College$30,125$39,701$28,453
Bachelors Degree$42,961$$43,092
Graduate Degree$46,125$56,786$31,961

$28,753

Average Earnings

$32,670

Average Male

$27,742

Average Female

Cocoa Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cocoa Language by Age

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Cocoa Language

82.94% of Cocoa residents speak only English, while 17.06% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 13.47% of the population.

Cocoa Language

Cocoa Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White9,3381,18512.69%
Black5,0751,16322.92%
Hispanic2,9381,09337.20%
Multiple62126442.51%
Other45915333.33%

20.03%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.52%

Male Poverty Rate

22.25%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cocoa

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cocoa is Multiple, with 42.51% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cocoa is White, with 12.69% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.72%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.79%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.40%.

Cocoa Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School28.23%
High School21.24%
Bachelors or Greater10.01%
Some College9.45%

Cocoa Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Employed12.13%
Male Unemployed10.05%
Male Employed5.86%
Female Unemployed5.81%

Cocoa Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Cocoa Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$38,892$56,628
Families$47,694$68,834
Married Families$66,234-
Non Families$23,140$37,488
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Income by Household Type

Cocoa Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

38.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.1%

Male Marriage Rate

35.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Cocoa Married by Age and Sex

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Cocoa Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Cocoa Marital Status by Race

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Cocoa Marital Status

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1,804

Number of Veterans

1,566

Male Veterans

238

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam644
First Gulf War497
Second Gulf War313
Korea64
World War II

Cocoa Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
55 to 64520
35 to 54412
65 to 74361
75+356
18 to 34155

Cocoa Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,42815.74%
Black2466.19%
Hispanic1055.90%
2 or More6520.31%
Other3511.15%
Indian30100.00%

Cocoa Veterans by Race

Cocoa Veterans by Education

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10.70%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.42%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cocoa Veterans by Education

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56.2%

Labor Force Participation

51.8%

Employment Rate

7.5%

Unemployment Rate

Cocoa Employment by Age

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Cocoa Employment by Race

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Cocoa Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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45.76%

Born in Florida

89.55%

Native Born

10.45%

Foreign Born

6.42%

Non Citizen

4.03%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

89.55% of Cocoa residents were born in the United States, with 45.76% having been born in Florida. 6.42% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Cocoa Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202118,639180.10%
202018,621180.10%
201918,603180.10%
201818,585440.24%
201718,5415232.90%
201618,0183742.12%
201517,6442661.53%
201417,3781240.72%
201317,254210.12%
201217,233810.47%
201117,152-33-0.19%
201017,1857730.46%
200016,412-1,310-0.76%
199017,7221,6260.97%
198016,096-14-0.01%
197016,1103,8162.74%
196012,2948,04911.22%
19504,2451,1473.20%
19403,0980.00%

Cocoa Population by Year