Sebastian, FL
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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 24,007 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 service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Sebastian who work in office and administrative support (13.01%), sales jobs (10.75%), and healthcare (7.18%).

One of the nice things about Sebastian is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

The education level of Sebastian citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 18.78% of adults 25 and older in Sebastian have a college degree.

The per capita income in Sebastian in 2010 was $22,899, which is middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $91,596 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 Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Sebastian is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.