St. Leo is a very small town located in the state of Florida. With a population of 1,506 people and just one neighborhood, St. Leo is the 395th largest community in Florida. Much of the housing stock in St. Leo was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local St. Leo economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in St. Leo, where the median household income is $92,500.
Real Estate Prices
St. Leo home prices are not only among the most expensive in Florida, but St. Leo real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
St. Leo is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 98.62% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, St. Leo is a town of service providers, professionals and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in St. Leo who work in food service (16.06%), personal care services (14.45%) and office and administrative support (13.76%).
Of important note, St. Leo is also a town of artists. St. Leo has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape St. Leo’s character.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 27.49% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
St. Leo is a small town with a large college student population. Because of this, there is a real youthful, hip vibe to the place, and much of the life in the town is centered on the college. This has helped St. Leo to buck the trend of other small towns that have suffered declining populations over the past 20 to 30 years. Spending by students, and faculty and staff jobs, are a big part of the local economy.
One of the benefits of St. Leo is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.88 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
As is often the case in a small town, St. Leo doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.