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. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Apollo Beach, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Apollo Beach, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Apollo Beach’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Apollo Beach does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $72,529.00.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Apollo Beach is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Apollo Beach is a town of sales and office workers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Apollo Beach who work in management occupations (17.13%), sales jobs (13.47%), and office and administrative support (13.04%).
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: 8.23% 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.
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Apollo Beach has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Apollo Beach a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
One downside of living in Apollo Beach is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Apollo Beach, the average commute to work is 33.59 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
The population of Apollo Beach is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 34.98% of adults in Apollo Beach have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Apollo Beach in 2010 was $36,531, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $146,124 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 10.77% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Apollo Beach include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Apollo Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.