Gulf Breeze is a somewhat small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 6,900 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Gulf Breeze is the 260th largest community in Florida.
Gulf Breeze home prices are not only among the most expensive in Florida, but Gulf Breeze real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Gulf Breeze is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 92.40% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Gulf Breeze is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Gulf Breeze who work in management occupations (17.59%), healthcare (10.65%), and business and financial occupations (10.58%).
Of important note, Gulf Breeze is also a city of artists. Gulf Breeze has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Gulf Breeze’s character.
A relatively large number of people in Gulf Breeze telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 12.98% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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, Gulf Breeze is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Gulf Breeze a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Gulf Breeze has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Gulf Breeze’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Gulf Breeze is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
Being a small city, Gulf Breeze does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
If knowledge is power, Gulf Breeze is a pretty powerful place. 56.64% of the adults in Gulf Breeze have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Gulf Breeze in 2018 was $57,072, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $228,288 for a family of four.
The people who call Gulf Breeze home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Gulf Breeze residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Gulf Breeze include German, English, Irish, Italian, and French.
The most common language spoken in Gulf Breeze is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.