Mary Esther 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 4,238 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Mary Esther is the 297th largest community in Florida.
Mary Esther is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Mary Esther is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mary Esther who work in management occupations (16.78%), sales jobs (12.55%), and food service (11.73%).
One of the nice things about Mary Esther 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.
Mary Esther is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
In terms of college education, Mary Esther is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 27.01% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Mary Esther in 2010 was $32,318, which is upper middle income relative to Florida, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $129,272 for a family of four. However, Mary Esther contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Mary Esther is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Mary Esther home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Mary Esther residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Mary Esther include English, Irish, French , and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Mary Esther is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Thai.