Captiva is a tiny coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 634 people and just one neighborhood, Captiva is the 443rd largest community in Florida.
Occupations and Workforce
Captiva is a blue-collar town, with 36.71% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Captiva is a town of construction workers and builders, service providers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Captiva who work in healthcare suport services (16.46%), food service (16.46%) and office and administrative support (15.19%).
A relatively large number of people in Captiva telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 32.91% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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
Another notable thing is that Captiva is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the town experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller town.
Captiva 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.
Residents of the town have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 11.75 minutes getting to work every day.
Even though Captiva 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.