Madeira Beach, FL
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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 4,380 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 a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 87.40% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Madeira Beach is a city of sales and office workers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Madeira Beach who work in sales jobs (19.22%), management occupations (17.73%), and office and administrative support (9.90%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 10.30% 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 Madeira Beach is a major vacation destination. Much of the city’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, Madeira Beach’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much 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: 34.64% of adults in Madeira Beach have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Madeira Beach in 2010 was $38,275, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $153,100 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 Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

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

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