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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.
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 32926 ZIP code.
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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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Cocoa was $15,665, compared with $21,587 nationally.
14% of Cocoa residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Cocoa, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $403. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $752.
Libraries in Cocoa include Brevard County Library, Central Brevard Library & Reference Center, Port Saint John Public Library ... View libraries
TV stations in Cocoa include WBCC, WTGL.
Brevard County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Cocoa political report.
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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