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 $90,964.00.
Fleming Island is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 89.55% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Fleming Island is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fleming Island who work in office and administrative support (15.52%), management occupations (14.76%), 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: 8.73% 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.
Because of many things, Fleming Island is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Fleming Island really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Fleming Island perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
One downside of living in Fleming Island, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.85 minutes every day commuting to work.
The citizens of Fleming Island are among the most well-educated in the nation: 43.06% 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 $39,257, which is upper middle income relative to Florida, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $157,028 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 French.
The most common language spoken in Fleming Island is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.