Hobe Sound, FL
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Hobe Sound is a somewhat small town located in the state of Florida. With a population of 13,445 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Hobe Sound is the 188th largest community in Florida.

Hobe Sound is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Hobe Sound is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Hobe Sound who work in sales jobs (12.26%), management occupations (12.26%), and maintenance occupations (12.01%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.18% 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.

Hobe Sound is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The percentage of people in Hobe Sound who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 27.86% of adults in Hobe Sound have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Hobe Sound in 2010 was $29,560, which is upper middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $118,240 for a family of four. However, Hobe Sound contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Hobe Sound is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Hobe Sound home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hobe Sound residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Hobe Sound include German, English, Italian, and French .

The most common language spoken in Hobe Sound is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.