New Smyrna Beach, FL

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Living in New Smyrna Beach

New Smyrna Beach 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 30,142 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, New Smyrna Beach is the 118th largest community in Florida.

New Smyrna Beach is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.60% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, New Smyrna Beach is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in New Smyrna Beach who work in sales jobs (17.00%), management occupations (15.35%), and food service (8.95%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 13.19% 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.

It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) New Smyrna Beach has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. New Smyrna Beach has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in New Smyrna Beach than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, New Smyrna Beach may be for you.

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

The education level of New Smyrna Beach citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 34.29% of adults in New Smyrna Beach have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in New Smyrna Beach in 2018 was $41,264, which is upper middle income relative to Florida, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $165,056 for a family of four. However, New Smyrna Beach contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call New Smyrna Beach home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of New Smyrna Beach residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in New Smyrna Beach include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in New Smyrna Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.