Cape Canaveral, Florida

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Cape Canaveral is a city in Brevard County, Florida, United States. The population was 8,829 at the 2000 census. According to the U.S Census estimates of 2005, the city had a population of 10,523. [ [http://www.census.gov/popest/cities/tables/SUB-EST2005-04-12.csv] ]

Geography

The city of Cape Canaveral is located at the northern tip of a barrier island on the Atlantic coast of Florida. It is due south of the geographical feature Cape Canaveral (known as Cape Kennedy from 1963 to 1973). It is separated from the mainland by the Banana River, Merritt Island and the Indian River from east to west. [cite web |url=http://www.spaceline.org/capehistory/1a.html |title=Spaceline: History of Cape Canaveral B.C.-1948 |accessdate=2008-08-31 |work= |publisher= |date= ] Port Canaveral is an important port for cruise liners, which take on passengers here for cruises to the Caribbean.

Cape Canaveral is located at coor dms|28|23|18|N|80|36|13|W (28.388382, -80.603498).GR|1

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.1 km² (2.3 mi²). 6.0 km² (2.3 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it (0.85%) is water.

Government

In 2007, the city had a taxable real estate base of $1.46 billion. [cite book | author = Dean, James |title = More taxes or fewer services | publisher = Florida Today | year = April 26, 2008]

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 8,829 people, 5,066 households, and 2,097 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,463.0/km² (3,788.0/mi²). There were 6,641 housing units at an average density of 1,100.5/km² (2,849.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.68% White, 1.43% African American, 0.32% Native American, 1.70% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.42% from other races, and 1.40% from two or more races. Out of all of which Hispanics or Latinos of constituded 3.48% of the population, regardless of race.

There were 5,066 households out of which 11.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 30.7% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 58.6% were non-families. 47.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.74 and the average family size was 2.41.

In the city the population was spread out with 11.3% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 30.4% from 25 to 44, 28.8% from 45 to 64, and 23.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 109.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,858, and the median income for a family was $43,109. Males had a median income of $33,571 versus $22,423 for females. The per capita income for the city was $23,537. About 9.2% of families and 11.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.7% of those under age 18 and 7.1% of those age 65 or over.

Economy

Cape Canaveral is mostly residential. Many people work at NASA on the space shuttle to the north but a great number of people work in service industry.

Transportation

The primary transportation is by road.

SR A1A is the major road, running north-south within the city.

A group of east-west roads are named for Presidents starting with Washington in the north of town to Harding in the south and skipping redundant last named presidencies of the second Adams and the second Harrison. [ [http://www.mapquest.com/maps/Cape+Canaveral+FL/ Mapquest] accessed March 12, 2008]

ister cities

* Kloten, Zurich, Switzerland
* Sagres, Faro, Portugal
* Guidonia Montecelio, Lazio, Italy
* Ithaca, Kefallinia, Greece

References

External links

* [http://www.myflorida.com/cape/ City of Cape Canaveral]
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