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 9,649 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 92.88% 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, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in St. Pete Beach who work in sales jobs (18.32%), management occupations (16.65%), and office and administrative support (11.68%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 16.70% 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.
Another notable thing is that St. Pete Beach is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the city experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller city.
In addition, St. Pete Beach is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
St. Pete Beach is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 47.25% 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 2010 was $54,157, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $216,628 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.