Highland Beach is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 3,687 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Highland Beach is the 307th largest community in Florida.
Highland Beach home prices are not only among the most expensive in Florida, but Highland Beach real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Highland Beach is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 95.26% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Highland Beach is a town of managers, sales and office workers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Highland Beach who work in management occupations (30.84%), sales jobs (18.52%) and food service (6.29%).
Also of interest is that Highland Beach has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 13.83% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
Another notable thing is that Highland Beach is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the town experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller town.
Highland Beach 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 town, Highland Beach does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Highland Beach. 54.62% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Highland Beach in 2010 was $82,846, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $331,384 for a family of four.
The people who call Highland Beach home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Highland Beach residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Highland Beach include Italian, Polish, Irish, German, Russian and European.
In addition, Highland Beach has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (18.07%).
The languages spoken by people in Highland Beach are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in Highland Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, Greek and French.
|HIGHLAND BEACH INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||1,964|
|HIGHLAND BEACH HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||84.52%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||15.48%|
|TYPE OF HIGHLAND BEACH HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||6.02%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||4.00%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||5.31%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||82.48%|
|SIZE OF HIGHLAND BEACH HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||0.93%|
|AGE OF HIGHLAND BEACH HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||13.75%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||77.74%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||8.52%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||0.00%|
|HIGHLAND BEACH REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$665,912|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$2,725|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $74,000||2.29%|
|$74,001 - $147,000||2.29%|
|$147,001 - $295,000||6.08%|
|$295,001 - $442,000||18.68%|
|$442,001 - $589,000||19.34%|
|$589,001 - $736,000||10.90%|
|$736,001 - $1,104,000||17.41%|
|$1,104,001 - $1,473,000||9.58%|
|PEOPLE OF HIGHLAND BEACH||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||0.44%|
|5 TO 17||4.04%|
|18 TO 24||5.34%|
|25 TO 34||4.57%|
|35 TO 54||14.28%|
|55 TO 64||20.01%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||51.33%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||96.59%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$105,417|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$82,846|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||9.44%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Accommodation (20.76%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (9.99%)
Real estate (6.98%)
Public Service (5.60%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||2.43%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.00%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||0.00%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||0.94%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||2.85%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||Italian (11.54%)
Eastern European (2.19%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (79.57%)
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