Brevard County Real Estate - Cocoa

Cocoa is in East Central Florida. It's population as recorded in the 2010 Census was 17,140. Cocoa is approximately 40 miles from Orlando (population 238,300) and around 26 miles from Palm Bay (population 103,190).

The median age for residents of Cocoa is 40. Around 28.6% of Cocoa households include school aged children and 30.5% of households include individuals aged 65 years or over. Census records indicate 59.1% of the Cocoa population are White, 31.3% are Black or African American, .5% American Indian, 1% Asian and 2.7% are Two or more Races.

There are 8,603 housing units in Cocoa. 1,367 (15.8%) of these were reported as vacant in the 2010 Census. There are 3,850 residential rental units in Cocoa. 3,150 of them were occupied in 2010 providing a residential rental vacancy rate of 17.4%.

Cocoa is located in Brevard Country, FL; north of Rockledge and west of Merritt Island. In 2002, Cocoa embarked on an intense annexation program, nearly doubling the city’s size to 14 square miles. The Census population figures do not include these annexed areas.

Some of Cocoa's biggest employers are: Beyel Brothers Crane & Rigging, Braden Kitchens, Brevard Community College, Brewer Paving & Development, CEMEX, and Coastal Steel. Beyel brothers Crane & Rigging is a Cocoa based company that offers heavy hauling and crane rentals. Braden Kitchens is also based in Cocoa, and offers kitchen cabinets. CEMEX provides cement and Coastal steel is a steel erection and fabrication company.

The biggest industries are trade, transportation and utilities and construction.

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Brevard County

Brevard County is located in the East Central Florida region, along with Orange, Volusia, Sumter, Seminole, Lake, and Osceola counties. There are many incorporated municipalities in Brevard. Cities include Cape Canaveral, Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, Indian Harbour Beach, Melbourne, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Satellite Beach, Titusville, and West Melbourne. The towns in Brevard are Grant-Valkaria, Indiatlantic, Malabar, Melbourne Beach, Melbourne Village, and Palm Shores. Brevard?s population is well over half a million.

Top industries for Brevard County include technology, tourism, agriculture, and other service businesses. Top public sector employers for Brevard County are the Brevard County School Board, Brevard County Board of County Commissioners, NASA, and US Department of Defense. Private sector employers include Harris Corporation, Health First, Inc., United Space Alliance, Wuesthoff Health System, and Northrop Grumman Corporation.

Kennedy Space Center is located on Merritt Island in Brevard County and provides many jobs for the area, as well as acting as a popular tourist destination. It is from this activity that Brevard takes its nickname, the Space Coast. Nicknamed "Space City USA", the city of Titusville is across the water from KSC. The city?s population is highly-educated. The city is a popular destination for visitors wishing to see spacecraft launches.

Other tourist attractions in Brevard County include Port Canaveral, one of the busiest cruise ports in the world, the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, and Cocoa Beach. Port Canaveral is serviced by Disney Cruise Lines, Carnival, and Royal Caribbean. Not just a tourist destination, the port is within a foreign trade zone.

In 2010 and 2011, the Brookings Institution reported that Brevard ranked in the bottom fifth of the nation's top metro areas, based on unemployment, gross metropolitan product, housing prices and foreclosed properties. In 2011, the county was rated the 6th worst in the nation for foreclosures. RealtyTrac rated Brevard as the best county in the United States for buyers in 2013 because of the low prices.

Neighboring Properties

AddressTypeSq FtClass 
1403 West Point Dr Single Family 1,572 C
1314 West Point Dr Multi-family - 10 units or more 7,200 B
1211 Tech Pl Single Family 1,247 C
1405 West Point Dr Single Family 1,545 C
1399 West Point Dr Multi-family - 10 units or more 15,630 B
1343 West Point Dr Multi-family - 10 units or more 15,630 B
1341 West Point Dr Multi-family - 10 units or more 15,630 B
1335 West Point Dr Multi-family - 10 units or more 15,630 B
1331 West Point Dr Multi-family - 10 units or more 15,630 B
1327 West Point Dr Multi-family - 10 units or more 15,630 B
1339 West Point Dr Multi-family - 10 units or more 15,630 B
1404 West Point Dr Single Family 968 C
1209 Tech Pl Single Family 968 C
1213 Cambridge Dr Single Family 1,100 C
1501 Cambridge Dr Single Family 968 C
1211 Cambridge Dr Single Family 968 C
1210 Tech Pl Single Family 1,288 C
1207 Tech Pl Single Family 1,168 C
1503 Cambridge Dr Single Family 1,387 C
1209 Cambridge Dr Single Family 968 C
1208 Tech Pl Single Family 1,300 C
1210 Cambridge Dr Single Family 1,423 C
1207 Cambridge Dr Single Family 1,168 C
1208 Cambridge Dr Single Family 1,168 C
1505 Cambridge Dr Single Family 1,524 C
1205 Tech Pl Single Family 968 C
1502 Cambridge Dr Single Family 1,642 C
1206 Cambridge Dr Single Family 1,067 C
1208 Dixon Blvd Mixed use - store and office or store and residential or residential combination 70,280 B
1323 West Point Dr Store, one story 1,064 B
1206 Tech Pl Single Family 1,492 C
1205 Cambridge Dr Single Family 968 C
1204 Cambridge Dr Vacant Residential 0 L

Nearest MLS Listings

Nearest properties for sale within 3 miles of this location

AddressMilesSq FtPrice 
1401 West Point Dr 0 1,168 $240,000
1503 Clearlake Ct .26 2,218 $265,000
1402 Audubon Dr .27 1,252 $189,900
1017 Montclair Rd .3 872 $179,900
1209 Willow Ln .3 1,352 $265,000
1320 Fiske Blvd N .36 928 $234,900
1524 Paradise Ln .37 0 $35,000
1050 Fiske Blvd N .39 816 $82,000
950 Dixon Blvd .4 2,030 $1,100,000
1503 Licht St .46 576 $135,000
1402 Cowart Rd .69 0 $30,000
1206 Cocoa Blvd N .69 1,771 $749,000
941 Cocoa Blvd N .78 2,551 $1,950,000
1905 Exeter Dr .78 1,081 $181,500
1606 Terrace St .87 1,396 $176,900

Local Household Income

The median household income in this part of Florida is $62,468. The bottom 10% of the population earn less than $20,497 per year. The top 10% earn more than $145,332 per year. The top 1% earn more than $390,929 per year. Most renters earn between $28,824 (20th percentile) and $50,820 (80th percentile) per year. Someone earning the median household income in this area is likely to qualify for a mortgage between $124,936 and $156,170.

The tax assessed value of this property places it in percentile 21 of all properties in this area. This suggests it would appeal to someone earning around $32,564 per year who should qualify for a mortgage between $65,128 and $81,410.

Source: US Census American Community Survey - 2008-2012 ACS 5-year PUMS estimates

Local Rents

The median monthly rent in this part of Florida is $871. Most renters earn between $2,402 and $4,235 per month. They typically spend 32% of their monthly income on rent. Most rents fall in the $635 (20th percentile) to $1,227 (80th percentile) range. The residential vacancy rate is 10%.

This property falls in percentile 21 of all properties in this area. This corresponds to a rent of $649 per month and a monthly household income of $2,428 ($29,136 per year)

Nearby Companies

Medearis Foods, Inc.
1208 Dixon Blvd
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