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 89.24% 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%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 16.74% 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 Naples 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, Naples’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much 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.

One of the benefits of Naples is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.23 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

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.