Naples, FL
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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 21,512 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 89.24% 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 (22.68%), management occupations (20.36%), and office and administrative support (8.61%).

A relatively large number of people in Naples telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 16.74% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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 vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the city experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller city.

In addition, Naples is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

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 18.23 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 52.96% 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 $86,528, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $346,112 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 English, Irish, Italian, and French .

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