St. Augustine, FL
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Living in St. Augustine


St. Augustine 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 14,576 people and 21 constituent neighborhoods, St. Augustine is the 171st largest community in Florida.

Housing costs in St. Augustine 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.

Unlike some cities, St. Augustine isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in St. Augustine are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, St. Augustine is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in St. Augustine who work in food service (14.89%), sales jobs (13.44%), and management occupations (11.76%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.72% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.

In addition, St. Augustine is a college town. There are a lot of students in St. Augustine attending college, and as a result St. Augustine provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.

St. Augustine 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.

St. Augustine is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 40.35% of adults in St. Augustine have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in St. Augustine in 2010 was $30,873, which is upper middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $123,492 for a family of four. However, St. Augustine contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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