Sebastian is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 25,719 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Sebastian is the 120th largest community in Florida.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Sebastian is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Sebastian is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sebastian who work in office and administrative support (14.81%), sales jobs (10.07%), and management occupations (7.45%).
Also of interest is that Sebastian has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Sebastian 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.
The population of Sebastian overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Sebastian, 21.69% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Sebastian in 2010 was $27,206, which is middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $108,824 for a family of four. However, Sebastian contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Sebastian is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Sebastian home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Sebastian residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Sebastian include German, Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Sebastian is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.