Saint Johns, FL
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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. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Saint Johns, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Saint Johns, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Saint Johns’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Saint Johns does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because 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.

A relatively large number of people in Saint Johns telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.70% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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 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, Saint Johns really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Saint Johns 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.

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.

One notable thing about Saint Johns is that if you need to go anywhere, you're going to have to drive. This is because Saint Johns is primarily built for cars, and if you drive around you will notice that there are lots of shopping centers, parking lots, strip malls, and wide streets. Commuting to work is done by car: 91.31% of people use private automobiles to get to and from work. Sidewalks? Not so much. In fact, trying to walk in certain parts of town may be a dangerous enterprise.

The town of Saint Johns is a decent size, but despite this, it doesn't have a viable public transit system that people can use to get 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 Irish, English, Italian, and French .

The most common language spoken in Saint Johns is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.