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 4,327 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 managers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Madeira Beach who work in management occupations (18.30%), sales jobs (12.92%), and office and administrative support (10.25%).
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: 12.00% 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.
One of the nice things about Madeira Beach is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
The population of Madeira Beach 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: 38.68% of adults in Madeira Beach have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Madeira Beach in 2010 was $49,538, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $198,152 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 Asian. 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.