New Smyrna Beach, FL
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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 24,298 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 86.40% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, New Smyrna Beach is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in New Smyrna Beach who work in sales jobs (13.80%), office and administrative support (11.78%), and food service (8.90%).

Also of interest is that New Smyrna Beach has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

A relatively large number of people in New Smyrna Beach telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.50% 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.

The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, New Smyrna Beach has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes New Smyrna Beach a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

The overall education level of New Smyrna Beach citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.12% of adults in New Smyrna Beach have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in New Smyrna Beach in 2010 was $34,391, which is upper middle income relative to Florida, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $137,564 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 Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

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