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 6,323 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 91.74% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Gulf Breeze is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Gulf Breeze who work in management occupations (19.63%), sales jobs (16.88%), and office and administrative support (9.60%).
Also of interest is that Gulf Breeze has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Gulf Breeze telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.47% 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.
Gulf Breeze 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 city’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, 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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
Being a small city, Gulf Breeze does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The citizens of Gulf Breeze are among the most well-educated in the nation: 46.86% of adults in Gulf Breeze 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 Gulf Breeze in 2010 was $44,989, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $179,956 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, Irish, European, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Gulf Breeze is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Spanish.