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.
Housing costs in Flagler Beach 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.
Unlike some cities, Flagler Beach isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Flagler Beach are a mix of both white- and blue-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 (21.18%), management occupations (16.26%), and teaching (7.33%).
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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 14.50% 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.
Another notable thing is that Flagler Beach is a major vacation destination. Much of the city’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Flagler Beach’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Flagler Beach is worth considering.
One of the nice things about Flagler 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.
Being a small city, Flagler Beach does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The citizens of Flagler Beach are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 34.72% of adults in Flagler Beach have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Flagler Beach in 2010 was $30,842, which is upper middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $123,368 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.