St. Augustine Beach 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 6,998 people and two constituent neighborhoods, St. Augustine Beach is the 249th largest community in Florida.
St. Augustine Beach home prices are not only among the most expensive in Florida, but St. Augustine Beach real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
St. Augustine Beach is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 88.44% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, St. Augustine Beach is a city of professionals, managers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in St. Augustine Beach who work in food service (14.50%), management occupations (13.64%), and sales jobs (12.63%).
Of important note, St. Augustine Beach is also a city of artists. St. Augustine Beach has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape St. Augustine Beach’s character.
A relatively large number of people in St. Augustine Beach telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.84% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.
Another notable thing is that St. Augustine Beach is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the city’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.
St. Augustine Beach 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 Beach is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
If knowledge is power, St. Augustine Beach is a pretty powerful place. 52.22% of the adults in St. Augustine Beach have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in St. Augustine Beach in 2010 was $43,697, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $174,788 for a family of four. However, St. Augustine Beach contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call St. Augustine Beach home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of St. Augustine Beach residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in St. Augustine Beach include German, Irish, English, Italian, and European.
The most common language spoken in St. Augustine Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.