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. Apollo Beach has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Apollo Beach, where the median household income is $84,555.00.
Apollo Beach is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. 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 (15.42%), management occupations (14.75%), and office and administrative support (11.36%).
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: 10.14% 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.
One of the nice things about Apollo Beach is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy 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 33.80 minutes every day commuting to work.
The education level of Apollo Beach citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 38.54% of adults in Apollo Beach have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Apollo Beach in 2010 was $45,799, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $183,196 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 13.85% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Apollo Beach include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Apollo Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.