Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
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Ponte Vedra Beach is a medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 35,349 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Ponte Vedra Beach is the 103rd largest community in Florida.

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

Ponte Vedra Beach is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 94.38% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Ponte Vedra Beach is a town of managers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Ponte Vedra Beach who work in management occupations (22.66%), sales jobs (16.64%), and office and administrative support (10.44%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 10.47% 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.

Because of many things, Ponte Vedra Beach is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Ponte Vedra Beach really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Ponte Vedra Beach perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

One of the nice things about Ponte Vedra 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.

If knowledge is power, Ponte Vedra Beach is a pretty powerful place. 59.88% of the adults in Ponte Vedra Beach 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 Ponte Vedra Beach in 2010 was $64,286, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $257,144 for a family of four.

The people who call Ponte Vedra Beach home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ponte Vedra Beach residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Ponte Vedra Beach include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.

The most common language spoken in Ponte Vedra Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.