Naples, FL
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Living in Naples


Naples is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 21,948 people and 61 constituent neighborhoods, Naples is the 130th largest community in Florida.

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

Naples is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 89.33% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Naples is a city of sales and office workers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Naples who work in sales jobs (22.51%), management occupations (18.34%), and office and administrative support (8.91%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 15.76% 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 Naples 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.

In addition, Naples is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.

Naples 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.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Naples spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.67 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Naples, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Naples is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 54.28% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Naples in 2010 was $89,862, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $359,448 for a family of four. However, Naples contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

The most common language spoken in Naples is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.