Flagler Beach, FL


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Flagler Beach is a very small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 4,869 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Flagler Beach is the 285th largest community in Florida.

Flagler Beach home prices are not only among the most expensive in Florida, but Flagler Beach real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Flagler Beach is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Flagler Beach is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Flagler Beach who work in sales jobs (22.54%), management occupations (17.06%), and office and administrative support (7.50%).

Of important note, Flagler Beach is also a city of artists. Flagler Beach has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Flagler Beach’s character.

Also of interest is that Flagler 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: 12.86% 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.

Another notable thing is that Flagler Beach is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the city’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.

The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Flagler Beach has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Flagler Beach a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

Flagler Beach 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.

Flagler Beach is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The population of Flagler Beach is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 35.18% of adults in Flagler Beach have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Flagler Beach in 2010 was $35,781, which is upper middle income relative to Florida, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $143,124 for a family of four. However, Flagler Beach contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Flagler Beach home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Flagler Beach residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Flagler Beach include English, Irish, Italian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Flagler Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Hungarian.

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