Satellite Beach, FL

Satellite Beach profile

Living in Satellite Beach

Satellite Beach is a somewhat small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 11,130 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Satellite Beach is the 204th largest community in Florida.

Housing costs in Satellite Beach 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.

Satellite Beach is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 90.05% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Satellite Beach is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Satellite Beach who work in management occupations (14.92%), sales jobs (11.88%), and office and administrative support (10.68%).

Also of interest is that Satellite Beach 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 Satellite Beach telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.11% 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, Satellite 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, Satellite Beach really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Satellite 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.

Satellite 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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

As is often the case in a small city, Satellite Beach doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The citizens of Satellite Beach are among the most well-educated in the nation: 49.27% of adults in Satellite 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 Satellite Beach in 2018 was $41,566, which is upper middle income relative to Florida, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $166,264 for a family of four.

Satellite Beach is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Satellite Beach home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Satellite Beach residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Satellite Beach include German, Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Satellite Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.