Cocoa, Florida Population 2020

19,661

Cocoa is a city located in Florida. With a 2020 population of 19,661, it is the 119th largest city in Florida and the 1884th largest city in the United States. Cocoa is currently growing at a rate of 2.72% annually and its population has increased by 14.71% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 17,140 in 2010. Spanning over 15 miles, Cocoa has a population density of 1,474 people per square mile.

The average household income in Cocoa is $55,015 with a poverty rate of 22.87%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $772 per month, and the median house value is $110,700. The median age in Cocoa is 39.3 years, 37.9 years for males, and 40.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 87.4 males.

Cocoa Demographics

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

  • White: 62.73%
  • Black or African American: 28.54%
  • Two or more races: 3.76%
  • Other race: 2.47%
  • Asian: 2.01%
  • Native American: 0.24%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.24%
The current population of Cocoa, Florida is 19,661, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 18,619.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 17,140.

Cocoa, Florida Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White11,32562.73%
Black or African American5,15328.54%
Two or More Races6783.76%
Some Other Race4462.47%
Asian3632.01%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander440.24%
American Indian and Alaska Native440.24%

Cocoa Population Pyramid 2020

Cocoa Median Age

39.3


Total

37.9


Male

40.2


Female

Cocoa Adults

There are 13,590 adults, (3,140 of whom are seniors) in Cocoa.

Cocoa Age Dependency

72.8

Age Dependency Ratio

30

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Cocoa Sex Ratio

Female

9,635

53.37%

Male

8,418

46.63%

Cocoa Households and Families

Cocoa Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Cocoa Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married71.2%28.8%
All53%47%
Non Family44.9%55.1%
Male40.4%59.6%
Female36.7%63.3%

53.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,9352.653
Non Family2,7621.1944.9
Married2,5823.3271.2
Female1,3043.9736.7
Male2873.5540.4

3.44

Average Family Size

2.6

Average Household Size

4.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Cocoa Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8317.00%
9th to 12th Grade1,24910.52%
High School Graduate3,40628.69%
Some College2,62522.11%
Associates Degree1,43512.09%
Bachelors Degree1,54713.03%
Graduate Degree7776.55%

Cocoa Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White6,9216,4571,892
Black3,2172,336258
Hispanic1,30967579
Other Race33517644
Asian19412928
Multiple Races1641453
Native American4427
Islander444429

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 65.91%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,668$34,909$25,684
Less Than High School$19,670$20,195$14,973
High School Grad$26,974$29,301$22,935
Some College$29,057$41,060$25,452
Bachelors Degree$38,833$41,724$32,331
Graduate Degree$58,466$75,469$57,614

$27,668

Average Earnings

$34,909

Average Male

$25,684

Average Female

Cocoa Language

Cocoa Language by Age

Cocoa Language

85.18% of Cocoa residents speak only English, while 14.82% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.80% of the population.

Cocoa Poverty

Cocoa Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White9,3031,41415.20%
Black5,1531,38526.88%
Hispanic2,6541,03238.88%
Multiple67833148.82%
Other44613029.15%

22.87%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.91%

Male Poverty Rate

25.46%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cocoa

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cocoa is Multiple, with 48.82% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cocoa is White, with 15.20% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.61%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.56%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.29%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School28.99%
High School21.76%
Bachelors or Greater11.92%
Some College10.15%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed27.10%
Female Employed15.06%
Male Unemployed9.77%
Male Employed5.55%

Cocoa Income

Cocoa Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$34,727$55,015
Families$45,567$64,920
Married Families$61,389-
Non Families$22,560$38,026

Cocoa Marital Status

Cocoa Marital Status

Marriage Rates

41.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.8%

Male Marriage Rate

37.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Cocoa Married by Age and Sex

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

Cocoa Veterans

1,658

Number of Veterans

1,443

Male Veterans

215

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam601
First Gulf War409
Second Gulf War211
Korea80
World War II21
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,33415.45%
Black2155.42%
Hispanic1127.18%
2 or More6225.62%
Indian2761.36%
Other205.97%

$Cocoa Veterans by Education

7.66%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.70%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cocoa Employment Status

55.9%

Labor Force Participation

50.8%

Employment Rate

8.9%

Unemployment Rate

Cocoa Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

47.98%

Born in Florida

90.11%

Native Born

9.89%

Foreign Born

6.51%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

90.11% of Cocoa residents were born in the United States, with 47.98% having been born in Florida. 6.51% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202019,6615212.72%
201919,1405212.80%
201818,619760.41%
201718,5435212.89%
201618,0223772.14%
201517,6452701.55%
201417,3751200.70%
201317,255210.12%
201217,234810.47%
201117,153-37-0.22%
201017,1907780.46%
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%