Shalimar is a tiny coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 836 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Shalimar is the 430th largest community in Florida.
Shalimar is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 87.24% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Shalimar is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Shalimar who work in teaching (11.98%), office and administrative support (10.94%), and management occupations (10.68%).
Shalimar is home to a number of people employed in the armed forces. When you visit or walk around Shalimar, some of the people you will bump into will be military people In and out of uniform, jogging, shopping and generally out and about town.
Also of interest is that Shalimar has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Shalimar is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Shalimar’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One of the nice things about Shalimar 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.
Residents of the town have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 19.22 minutes getting to work every day.
Being a small town, Shalimar does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The education level of Shalimar ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Shalimar, 49.29% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Shalimar in 2018 was $38,878, which is upper middle income relative to Florida, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $155,512 for a family of four.
Shalimar is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Shalimar home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Shalimar residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Shalimar also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.36% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Shalimar include English, German, Irish, European, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Shalimar is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.