Ponce Inlet is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 3,100 people and just one neighborhood, Ponce Inlet is the 318th largest community in Florida.
Real Estate Prices
Ponce Inlet home prices are not only among the most expensive in Florida, but Ponce Inlet real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Ponce Inlet is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 91.54% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Ponce Inlet is a town of managers, sales and office workers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Ponce Inlet who work in management occupations (19.39%), office and administrative support (13.98%) and sales jobs (12.20%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 14.29% 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Ponce Inlet is a major vacation destination. Much of the town’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Ponce Inlet’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
In addition, Ponce Inlet is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
Ponce Inlet 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.
One downside of living in Ponce Inlet, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.35 minutes every day commuting to work.