Cedar Key is a tiny coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 698 people and just one neighborhood, Cedar Key is the 433rd largest community in Florida.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities, Cedar Key isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Cedar Key are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Cedar Key is a city of sales and office workers, professionals and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Cedar Key who work in office and administrative support (18.99%), management occupations (17.44%) and sales jobs (12.40%).
Of important note, Cedar Key is also a city of artists. Cedar Key has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Cedar Key’s character.
A relatively large number of people in Cedar Key telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 13.95% 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
It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Cedar Key has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Cedar Key has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Cedar Key than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Cedar Key may be for you.
One of the nice things about Cedar Key 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 of the benefits of Cedar Key is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.12 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
Being a small city, Cedar Key does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.