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 106th largest community in Florida.
Housing costs in New Smyrna Beach are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Florida.
New Smyrna Beach is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.62% 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, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in New Smyrna Beach who work in sales jobs (16.80%), management occupations (16.79%), and office and administrative support (7.44%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 15.74% 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.
Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, New Smyrna Beach is worth considering.
One of the nice things about New Smyrna 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 population of New Smyrna Beach is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 35.27% 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 $45,436, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $181,744 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.