Sunny Isles Beach, FL
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Sunny Isles Beach is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 22,295 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Sunny Isles Beach is the 124th largest community in Florida.

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

Sunny Isles Beach is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 90.11% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Sunny Isles Beach is a city of sales and office workers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Sunny Isles Beach who work in sales jobs (18.92%), management occupations (15.48%), and office and administrative support (10.27%).

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

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

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.43% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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 Sunny Isles 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.

One of the nice things about Sunny Isles 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.

One downside of living in Sunny Isles Beach is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Sunny Isles Beach, the average commute to work is 33.51 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

Sunny Isles Beach is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 44.94% of adults in Sunny Isles 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 Sunny Isles Beach in 2010 was $46,528, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $186,112 for a family of four. However, Sunny Isles Beach contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Sunny Isles Beach is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Sunny Isles Beach home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Sunny Isles Beach residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Sunny Isles Beach also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 42.88% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Sunny Isles Beach include Russian, Polish, Italian, German, and French.

Sunny Isles Beach also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 61.32%.

The most common language spoken in Sunny Isles Beach is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Slavic languages.