Anna Maria is a very small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 1,626 people and just one neighborhood, Anna Maria is the 385th largest community in Florida.
Real Estate Prices
Anna Maria home prices are not only among the most expensive in Florida, but Anna Maria real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Anna Maria is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 87.13% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Anna Maria is a city of sales and office workers, managers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Anna Maria who work in sales jobs (22.28%), management occupations (13.61%) and business and financial occupations (10.40%).
Of important note, Anna Maria is also a city of artists. Anna Maria has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Anna Maria’s character.
A relatively large number of people in Anna Maria telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.42% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Anna Maria is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the city’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.
Anna Maria is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
Being a small city, Anna Maria does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.