St. Pete Beach, FL
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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 9,601 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 92.66% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, St. Pete Beach is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in St. Pete Beach who work in sales jobs (15.56%), management occupations (13.47%), and office and administrative support (9.93%).

Of important note, St. Pete Beach is also a city of artists. St. Pete Beach has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape St. Pete Beach’s character.

Another notable thing is that St. Pete 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.

One of the nice things about St. Pete Beach 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.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to St. Pete Beach, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. St. Pete Beach is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 50.51% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in St. Pete Beach in 2010 was $47,104, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $188,416 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, English, Italian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in St. Pete Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Indo-European.