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.
Housing costs in Hobe Sound are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Florida.
Unlike some towns, Hobe Sound isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Hobe Sound are a mix of both white- and blue-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 (14.56%), maintenance occupations (11.69%), and management occupations (10.84%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.81% 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.
Being a small town, Hobe Sound does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The overall education level of Hobe Sound is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 26.77% of adults 25 and older in the town 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.
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 African languages.