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. Fleming Island has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. 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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 10.29% 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.
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.
One downside of living in Fleming Island is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Fleming Island, the average commute to work is 30.20 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
Fleming Island is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 44.31% of adults in Fleming Island have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Fleming Island in 2010 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.