Saint Johns is a medium-sized town located in the state of Florida. With a population of 47,569 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Saint Johns is the 78th largest community in Florida. Saint Johns has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Saint Johns, where the median household income is $100,552.00.
Housing costs in Saint Johns 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.
Saint Johns is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 92.72% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Saint Johns is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Saint Johns who work in management occupations (17.34%), sales jobs (13.80%), and office and administrative support (11.44%).
Also of interest is that Saint Johns 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: 7.70% 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, Saint Johns is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Saint Johns a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Saint Johns has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Saint Johns’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
In Saint Johns, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.54 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Even though Saint Johns is not a small town, it doesn't have a public transportation system that anybody uses for their daily commute to work.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Saint Johns, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Saint Johns is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 50.59% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Saint Johns in 2010 was $39,636, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $158,544 for a family of four.
Saint Johns is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Saint Johns home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Saint Johns residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Saint Johns include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.
The most common language spoken in Saint Johns is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.