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 $87,780.00.
Fleming Island is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 89.35% 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 (15.55%), office and administrative support (13.88%), and sales jobs (11.84%).
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.
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 32.14 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
The citizens of Fleming Island are among the most well-educated in the nation: 44.87% of adults in Fleming Island have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Fleming Island in 2010 was $34,149, which is upper middle income relative to Florida, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $136,596 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, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Fleming Island is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.