Jacksonville Beach, FL
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Jacksonville Beach is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 23,064 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Jacksonville Beach is the 122nd largest community in Florida.

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

Jacksonville Beach is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 89.01% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Jacksonville Beach is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Jacksonville Beach who work in management occupations (16.32%), sales jobs (14.45%), and food service (9.34%).

Also of interest is that Jacksonville 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: 9.02% 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.

Jacksonville 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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

Jacksonville Beach is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 42.00% of adults in Jacksonville Beach have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Jacksonville Beach in 2010 was $39,348, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $157,392 for a family of four. However, Jacksonville Beach contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Jacksonville Beach home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Jacksonville Beach residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Jacksonville Beach include German, English, Italian, and European.

The most common language spoken in Jacksonville Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.

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