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Patrick Air Force Base

Patrick Air Force Base

Patrick Air Force Base is located off Highway A1A in the middle of Brevard County. The base is home to the Eastern Space Range and the United States Air Force 45th Space Wing, which is a space and ballistic vehicle flight range with precision tracking and control equipment. Just north of Patrick Air Force Base is Canaveral Air Station, which serves as the processing and launch area for the Eastern Range.

In 1940, the base was originally commissioned as the Banana River Naval Station, but was renamed in 1950.

More than 2,000 people are housed at Patrick Air Force Base. On-base amenities include restaurants, a duty-free marketplace, and a movie theater, plus family activities and support such as youth activities, Child Development Center, day care and Family Support Center. Active and retired military personnel regularly visit the base to take advantage of medical services and to shop at the commissary.

Residents also have access to the Atlantic Ocean and Brevard's beautiful beaches through a nearly beachside park.

DEMOGRAPHICS

The military dominates life for this young, mobile population. Nearly 30 percent of the residents are in the armed forces while others work in civilian jobs for the military. Half are married couples with pre-schoolers; others are single-parent families. Most residents live in barracks or military housing. They enjoy exercise, fast food, and traveling to theme parks. Note: Some of the following information was compiled from 1999 data.

Population 2,137
Housing 1,467 housing units
Average Rent $447
Average Age of Residents n/a
2000 Population by Gender Male: 58%
  Female: 42%
2000 Population by Race White: 69.8%
  Black: 19%
  Asian Pacific Islander: 5.8%
  Other: 5.4%
Median Household Income $28,112

HIGH SCHOOLS - PUBLIC

Cocoa Beach Junior/Senior High School
1500 Minutemen Cswy.
Cocoa Beach
(321) 783-1776
Principal: L. Patricia Vann
Mascot: Minutemen
Florida 2004 Grade: A
Florida 2003 Grade: A
Florida 2002 Grade: A
Florida 2001 Grade: A

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MIDDLE SCHOOLS - PUBLIC

Cocoa Beach Junior/Senior High School
1500 Minutemen Cswy.
Cocoa Beach
(321) 783-1776
Principal: L. Patricia Vann
Mascot: Minutemen
Florida 2004 Grade: A
Florida 2003 Grade: A
Florida 2002 Grade: A
Florida 2001 Grade: A

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ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS - PUBLIC

Students living in Patrick Air Force Base attend one of the following elementary schools based on school boundaries:

Roosevelt Elementary
1400 Minutemen Causeway
Cocoa Beach
(321) 868-6660
Grades: K-6
Principal: Dr. Hartzel Jennings
Florida 2004 Grade: A
Florida 2003 Grade: A
Florida 2002 Grade: A
Florida 2001 Grade: B

 

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