Port St. Joe is a very small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 3,574 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Port St. Joe is the 309th largest community in Florida.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Port St. Joe is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Port St. Joe is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Port St. Joe who work in sales jobs (12.01%), personal care services (10.45%), and management occupations (9.86%).
It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Port St. Joe has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Port St. Joe has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Port St. Joe than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Port St. Joe may be for you.
One of the nice things about Port St. Joe 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 percentage of adults in Port St. Joe with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 16.80% of adults in Port St. Joe have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Port St. Joe in 2010 was $24,742, which is middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $98,968 for a family of four. However, Port St. Joe contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Port St. Joe is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Port St. Joe home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Port St. Joe residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Port St. Joe include English, German, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Port St. Joe is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.