Saint Johns is a medium-sized town located in the state of Florida. With a population of 45,702 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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.70% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.
Saint Johns 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 town’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, Saint Johns’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Saint Johns is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Saint Johns, the average commute to work is 33.54 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
"If you live in Saint Johns, you are going to have to drive to get to work," say area residents. At least that is what most Saint Johns residents do (91.31%). Saint Johns is primarily built for cars, and driving around town will bare this out. Shopping centers, parking lots, strip malls, and wide streets are what you'll find. Sidewalks? Sure. But not everywhere, and walking to most places can be downright scary.
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 have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Saint Johns. 50.59% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 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 Irish, English, Italian, and French .
The most common language spoken in Saint Johns is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.