Madeira Beach, FL

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Living in Madeira Beach

Madeira Beach is a very small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 4,301 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Madeira Beach is the 288th largest community in Florida.

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

Madeira Beach is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Madeira Beach is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Madeira Beach who work in management occupations (17.34%), sales jobs (12.01%), and office and administrative support (8.75%).

Also of interest is that Madeira 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: 11.18% 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 Madeira Beach is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the city’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.

Madeira 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.

In Madeira Beach, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.43 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The education level of Madeira Beach citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 38.81% of adults in Madeira Beach have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Madeira Beach in 2018 was $53,261, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $213,044 for a family of four. However, Madeira Beach contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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

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