Neptune Beach is a somewhat small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 7,269 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Neptune Beach is the 236th largest community in Florida.
Neptune Beach home prices are not only among the most expensive in Florida, but Neptune Beach real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Neptune Beach is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 91.88% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Neptune Beach is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Neptune Beach who work in sales jobs (16.35%), management occupations (15.13%), and office and administrative support (10.68%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.80% 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.
One of the nice things about Neptune Beach 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.
The citizens of Neptune Beach are among the most well-educated in the nation: 49.34% of adults in Neptune Beach have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Neptune Beach in 2010 was $53,643, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $214,572 for a family of four. However, Neptune Beach contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Neptune Beach home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Neptune Beach residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Neptune Beach include English, Irish, European, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Neptune Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.