Islamorada, FL
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Islamorada is a somewhat small coastal village (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 6,500 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Islamorada is the 251st largest community in Florida.

Islamorada home prices are not only among the most expensive in Florida, but Islamorada real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Unlike some villages, Islamorada isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Islamorada are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Islamorada is a village of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Islamorada who work in sales jobs (16.82%), management occupations (12.42%), and office and administrative support (9.39%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.98% 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 Islamorada is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the village 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 village.

The village is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Islamorada has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Islamorada a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

Islamorada 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.

Residents of the village have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 18.42 minutes getting to work every day.

The population of Islamorada is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 35.10% of adults in Islamorada have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Islamorada in 2010 was $47,963, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $191,852 for a family of four. However, Islamorada contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Islamorada is a somewhat ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Islamorada home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Islamorada residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Islamorada also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.91% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Islamorada include Irish, English, Scottish, and Italian.

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

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