Sharpes, FL

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Living in Sharpes

Sharpes is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 3,115 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Sharpes is the 331st largest community in Florida.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Sharpes is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Sharpes is a town of service providers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sharpes who work in management occupations (13.85%), office and administrative support (11.53%), and food service (11.00%).

Also of interest is that Sharpes has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Sharpes has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Sharpes a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

One of the nice things about Sharpes 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.

One downside of living in Sharpes, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.35 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

Even though Sharpes is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

The education level of Sharpes citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 20.59% of adults 25 and older in Sharpes have a college degree.

The per capita income in Sharpes in 2018 was $28,033, which is middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $112,132 for a family of four. However, Sharpes contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Sharpes home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Sharpes residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Sharpes include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French Canadian.

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