Summerland Key, FL


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Summerland Key is a somewhat small town located in the state of Florida. With a population of 6,743 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Summerland Key is the 247th largest community in Florida.

Summerland Key home prices are not only among the most expensive in Florida, but Summerland Key real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Summerland Key is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Summerland Key is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Summerland Key who work in management occupations (16.28%), office and administrative support (11.16%), and sales jobs (10.59%).

Also of interest is that Summerland Key has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Another notable thing is that Summerland Key is a major vacation destination. Much of the town’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, Summerland Key’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.

Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Summerland Key is worth considering.

The population of Summerland Key is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 35.44% of adults in Summerland Key have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Summerland Key in 2010 was $44,550, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $178,200 for a family of four. However, Summerland Key contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Summerland Key is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Summerland Key home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Summerland Key residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Summerland Key also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.70% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Summerland Key include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Summerland Key is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Hebrew.

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