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 9,647 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 93.71% 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 (16.88%), management occupations (16.16%), and office and administrative support (11.30%).

A relatively large number of people in St. Pete Beach telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 14.93% 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.

In addition, St. Pete Beach is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

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.

The education level of St. Pete Beach ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in St. Pete Beach, 47.94% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in St. Pete Beach in 2010 was $49,494, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $197,976 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 Other Indo-European.