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 7,297 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 92.56% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Neptune Beach is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Neptune Beach who work in healthcare (14.70%), sales jobs (13.51%), and management occupations (12.17%).
Also of interest is that Neptune Beach has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.41% 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.
Neptune Beach 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.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Neptune Beach. 50.16% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Neptune Beach in 2010 was $45,669, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $182,676 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 German, Irish, English, Italian, and European.
The most common language spoken in Neptune Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.