Bay Harbor Islands 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 6,007 people and just one neighborhood, Bay Harbor Islands is the 264th largest community in Florida.
Real Estate Prices
Housing costs in Bay Harbor Islands are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Florida.
Occupations and Workforce
Bay Harbor Islands is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 86.64% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Bay Harbor Islands is a town of professionals, managers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bay Harbor Islands who work in management occupations (18.15%), office and administrative support (10.83%) and sales jobs (10.54%).
Of important note, Bay Harbor Islands is also a town of artists. Bay Harbor Islands has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Bay Harbor Islands’s character.
Also of interest is that Bay Harbor Islands 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: 10.87% 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
Bay Harbor Islands 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.
Even though Bay Harbor Islands is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.