Apollo Beach, FL
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Apollo Beach is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 15,083 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Apollo Beach is the 159th largest community in Florida. Much of the housing stock in Apollo Beach was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Apollo Beach economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Apollo Beach, where the median household income is $88,919.00.

Apollo Beach is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.20% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Apollo Beach is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Apollo Beach who work in sales jobs (14.48%), management occupations (14.19%), and office and administrative support (12.21%).

Also of interest is that Apollo Beach has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 10.32% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

Because of many things, Apollo Beach is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Apollo Beach a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Apollo Beach has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Apollo Beach’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Apollo Beach 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.

One downside of living in Apollo Beach, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.43 minutes every day commuting to work.

Being a small town, Apollo Beach does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The education level of Apollo Beach ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Apollo Beach, 40.59% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Apollo Beach in 2018 was $46,613, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $186,452 for a family of four. However, Apollo Beach contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Apollo Beach is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Apollo Beach home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Apollo Beach residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Apollo Beach also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 16.28% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Apollo Beach include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.

The most common language spoken in Apollo Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.


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