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 21,845 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%).

A relatively large number of people in Naples telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 15.76% 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 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 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.

One of the nice things about Naples 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.

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.

If knowledge is power, Naples is a pretty powerful place. 54.28% of the adults in Naples have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

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 English, Irish, Italian, and Polish.

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