Atlantic Beach is a somewhat small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 13,608 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Atlantic Beach is the 173rd largest community in Florida.
Atlantic Beach home prices are not only among the most expensive in Florida, but Atlantic Beach real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Atlantic Beach is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 90.90% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Atlantic Beach is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Atlantic Beach who work in management occupations (16.57%), sales jobs (12.66%), and office and administrative support (10.90%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 10.20% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
One of the nice things about Atlantic 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.
If knowledge is power, Atlantic Beach is a pretty powerful place. 50.71% of the adults in Atlantic Beach have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Atlantic Beach in 2010 was $54,243, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $216,972 for a family of four. However, Atlantic Beach contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Atlantic Beach is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Atlantic Beach home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Atlantic Beach residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Atlantic Beach include German, English, Irish, European, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Atlantic Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.