Fleming Island is a medium-sized town located in the state of Florida. With a population of 28,476 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Fleming Island is the 104th largest community in Florida. Much of the housing stock in Fleming Island was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Fleming Island economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Fleming Island, where the median household income is $91,287.00.
Fleming Island is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 88.46% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Fleming Island is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fleming Island who work in management occupations (14.19%), office and administrative support (13.14%), and sales jobs (12.71%).
Also of interest is that Fleming Island 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: 10.29% 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.
Fleming Island is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Fleming Island’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
In Fleming Island, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.20 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
The education level of Fleming Island ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Fleming Island, 44.31% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Fleming Island in 2018 was $40,801, which is upper middle income relative to Florida, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $163,204 for a family of four.
Fleming Island is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Fleming Island home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fleming Island residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Fleming Island include German, English, Irish, Italian, and European.
The most common language spoken in Fleming Island is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.