Longboat Key, FL
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Living in Longboat Key


Longboat Key is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 7,296 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Longboat Key is the 239th largest community in Florida.

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

Longboat Key is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 91.36% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Longboat Key is a town of managers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Longboat Key who work in management occupations (28.90%), office and administrative support (14.18%), and sales jobs (12.36%).

Also of interest is that Longboat Key has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 36.42% 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.

Another notable thing is that Longboat Key is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the town 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 town.

In addition, Longboat Key is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

Longboat Key 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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Longboat Key. 64.46% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Longboat Key in 2018 was $99,167, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $396,668 for a family of four.

The people who call Longboat Key home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Longboat Key residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Longboat Key include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Longboat Key is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Slavic languages.


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