Pinecrest, FL
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Living in Pinecrest


Pinecrest is a medium-sized village located in the state of Florida. With a population of 19,444 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Pinecrest is the 139th largest community in Florida.

Pinecrest home prices are not only among the most expensive in Florida, but Pinecrest real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Pinecrest is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 95.83% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Pinecrest is a village of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Pinecrest who work in management occupations (23.51%), sales jobs (15.16%), and office and administrative support (8.60%).

Also of interest is that Pinecrest 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: 11.36% 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.

Pinecrest is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Pinecrest’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Pinecrest, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.21 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

In Pinecrest, a lot of people use the subway to get to work every day though Pinecrest is a relatively small village. Those that ride the subway are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

If knowledge is power, Pinecrest is a pretty powerful place. 61.67% of the adults in Pinecrest have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Pinecrest in 2010 was $69,931, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $279,724 for a family of four.

Pinecrest is an extremely ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Pinecrest home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Pinecrest residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Pinecrest also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 43.89% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Pinecrest include Russian, English, Irish, and Italian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Pinecrest's cultural character, accounting for 34.72% of the village’s population.

The most common language spoken in Pinecrest is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.