Jupiter Island is a tiny coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 864 people and just one neighborhood, Jupiter Island is the 423rd largest community in Florida.
Real Estate Prices
Jupiter Island home prices are not only among the most expensive in Florida, but Jupiter Island real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Jupiter Island is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 100.00% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Jupiter Island is a town of service providers, managers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Jupiter Island who work in management occupations (18.40%), food service (16.04%) and maintenance occupations (9.43%).
Of important note, Jupiter Island is also a town of artists. Jupiter Island has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Jupiter Island’s character.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 51.67% 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Jupiter Island is a major vacation destination. Much of the town’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Jupiter Island’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
The town 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, Jupiter Island has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Jupiter Island a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Jupiter Island 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.
In Jupiter Island, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 36.01 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
For a small town, Jupiter Island has a lot of people who use public transit to get to work, and those that do mostly ride taxis. This suggests that a real need for low-cost transportation in Jupiter Island exists, and local transit is helping to meet that need.