As of the 2000 Census, Cape Canaveral had a total population of 8,829 - 4,222 (47.80 percent) females and 4,607 (52.2 percent) males. The median age was 46.20 years. Eleven point three zero percent (11.30%) of the population was under 18 years and 23.10 percent was 65 years and older.
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As of the 2000 Census, Cape Canaveral had a total of 6,703 housing units, 23.70 percent of which were vacant. Of the total housing units, 22.99 percent were in single-unit structures, 68.21 percent were in multi-unit structures, and 7.80 percent were mobile homes. Eleven point five two percent (11.52%) of the housing units in Cape Canaveral were built since 1990.
As of the 2000 Census, Cape Canaveral had 5,066 occupied housing units - 2,526 (49.90 percent) owner occupied and 2,540 (50.10 percent) renter occupied. Three point eight zero percent (3.80%) of the households did not have telephone service and 8.50 percent of the households did not have access to a car, truck, or van for private use. Multi-Vehicle households were not rare; 32.14 percent had two vehicles and another 4.60 percent had three or more.
The median monthly housing costs for mortgaged owners was $845, nonmortgaged owners $264, and renters $564. Thirty-two point eight one percent (32.81%) of owners with mortgages, and 37.22 percent of renters in Cape Canaveral spent 30 percent or more of household income on housing.
As of the 2000 Census there were 8,829 people comprising 5,066 households in Cape Canaveral. The average household size was 1.74 people.
Families made up 41.40 percent of the households in Cape Canaveral. This figure includes both married-couple families (30.70 percent) and other families (10.70 percent). Nonfamily households made up 58.60 percent of all households in Cape Canaveral. Most of the nonfamily households were people living alone, but some were composed of people living in households in which no one was related to the householder.
Seven point eight zero percent (7.80%) of the people living in Cape Canaveral as of the 2000 Census there were foreign born. Ninety point five zero percent (90.50%) were native, including 14.80 percent who were born in Florida.
Among people at least five years old living in Cape Canaveral as of the 2000 Census, 9.50 percent spoke a language other than English at home. Of those speaking a language other than English at home, 4.20 percent spoke Spanish and 5.30 percent spoke some other language; 2.20 percent reported that they did not speak English "very well."
As of the 2000 Census, 36.70 percent of the people at least five years old living in Cape Canaveral were living in the same residence in 1995; 32.30 percent had moved during the past 5 years from another residence in Brevard County, 8.70 percent from another county in Florida, 20.60 percent from another state, and less than 1.80 percent from abroad.
As of the 2000 Census, 87.00 percent of people 25 years and over in Cape Canaveral had at least graduated from high school and 25.20 percent had a bachelor’s degree or higher. Ten point six zero percent (10.60%) were dropouts; they were not enrolled in school and had not graduated from high school.
The total school enrollment in Cape Canaveral was 1,228 as of the 2000 Census. Nursery school and kindergarten enrollment was 99 children and elementary or high school enrollment was 662 children. College or graduate school enrollment was 467 people.
In Cape Canaveral, among people at least five years old as of the 2000 Census, 22.90 percent reported a disability. The likelihood of having a disability varied by age - from 6.30 percent of people 5 to 20 years old, to 20.60 percent of people 21 to 64 years old, and to 38.40 percent of those 65 and older.
As of the 2000 Census, for the employed population 16 years and older, the leading industries in Cape Canaveral were Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, Accommodation And Food Services, 18.20 percent, and Professional, Scientific, Management, Administrative, And Waste Management Services at 13.30 percent.
The most common occupations reported in Cape Canaveral, Florida were:
Eighty point one zero percent (80.10%) of the people employed were Private wage and salary workers; 13.30 percent were Federal, state, or local government workers; and 6.20 percent were Self-employed in own not incorporated business.
Seventy-five point five zero percent (75.50%) of Cape Canaveral workers drove to work alone as of the 2000 Census, 13.10 percent carpooled, 1.00 percent took public transportation, and 4.50 percent used other means. The remaining 2.80 percent worked at home. Among those who commuted to work, it took them on average 25 minutes to get to work.
The median income of households in Cape Canaveral was $30,858. Seventy-two point zero zero percent (72.00%) of Cape Canaveral households received earnings and 23.60 percent received retirement income other than Social Security. Thirty-two point five zero percent (32.50%) of Cape Canaveral households received Social Security. The average income from Social Security was $12,261. These income sources are not mutually exclusive; that is, some households received income from more than one source.
As of the 2000 Census, 11.60 percent of Cape Canaveral residents were in poverty. Twenty-eight point seven zero percent (28.70%) of related children under 18 were below the poverty level, compared with 7.10 percent of people 65 years old and over. Nine point two zero percent (9.20%) of all Cape Canaveral families and 35.80 percent of families with a female householder and no husband present had incomes below the poverty level.