St. Pete 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 9,587 people and three constituent neighborhoods, St. Pete Beach is the 208th largest community in Florida.
St. Pete Beach home prices are not only among the most expensive in Florida, but St. Pete Beach real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
St. Pete Beach is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 92.42% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, St. Pete Beach is a city of sales and office workers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in St. Pete Beach who work in sales jobs (19.91%), management occupations (18.55%), and office and administrative support (10.25%).
Also of interest is that St. Pete Beach has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in St. Pete Beach telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 17.39% 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. Pete Beach is a major vacation destination. Much of the city’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, St. Pete Beach’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
St. Pete 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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
St. Pete Beach is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 47.98% of adults in St. Pete Beach 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. Pete Beach in 2018 was $61,256, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $245,024 for a family of four. However, St. Pete Beach contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call St. Pete Beach home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of St. Pete Beach residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in St. Pete Beach include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in St. Pete Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include German/Yiddish and Spanish.