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Cocoa is a city in Brevard County, in the Palm Bay-Melbourne metro area.

One tradition says the community was named for the coco-plum, while another says it was named after Baker's Cocoa

The latitude of Cocoa is 28.385N. The longitude is -80.742W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 36 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 16,429.


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Median household income
Local
$27,062
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Cocoa demographic reports
Cocoa is on the Indian River
Public transportation: Space Coast Area Transit (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 442. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 26.5 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Children's Festival - April 21, 2007
Dates often change. Check Cocoa web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Astronaut Memorial Planetarium and Observatory, Brevard Museum of History and Science, Florida Solar Energy Center (University of Central Florida), Porcher House, Brevard Museum of History and Natural Science
Colleges and universities: Brevard Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Cocoa demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Brevard County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Melbourne area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 32922 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

10% of Cocoa residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Cocoa ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Cocoa was $15,665, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

14% of Cocoa residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Fairs, festivals & other events
Cocoa festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.



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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Cocoa, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $403.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $752.


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Libraries

Libraries in Cocoa include Brevard County Library, Central Brevard Library & Reference Center, Port Saint John Public Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

TV stations in Cocoa include WBCC, WTGL.

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Politics

Brevard County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Cocoa political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Cocoa workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 8 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Cocoa between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 4.9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly higher than the national norm.

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Hotels in Cocoa include Best Western Cocoa Inn, Days Inn, Econo Lodge Space Center, Ramada Inn, Super 8.

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