Santa Rosa 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 19,822 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Santa Rosa Beach is the 142nd largest community in Florida. Much of the housing stock in Santa Rosa Beach was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Santa Rosa Beach economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Santa Rosa Beach, where the median household income is $89,491.00.
Santa Rosa Beach home prices are not only among the most expensive in Florida, but Santa Rosa Beach real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Santa Rosa Beach is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Santa Rosa Beach is a town of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Santa Rosa Beach who work in management occupations (19.71%), sales jobs (14.74%), and healthcare (7.39%).
Also of interest is that Santa Rosa Beach 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: 15.52% 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, Santa Rosa 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, Santa Rosa Beach really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Santa Rosa 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.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Santa Rosa Beach is worth considering.
Santa Rosa Beach is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
The citizens of Santa Rosa Beach are among the most well-educated in the nation: 43.72% of adults in Santa Rosa Beach have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Santa Rosa Beach in 2018 was $49,830, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $199,320 for a family of four.
The people who call Santa Rosa Beach home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Santa Rosa Beach residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Santa Rosa Beach include English, German, Irish, European, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Santa Rosa Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.