Treasure Island, FL

Treasure Island profile

Living in Treasure Island

Treasure Island 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 6,921 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Treasure Island is the 242nd largest community in Florida.

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

Treasure Island is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 92.99% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Treasure Island is a city of sales and office workers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Treasure Island who work in sales jobs (16.84%), management occupations (16.61%), and office and administrative support (12.67%).

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

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 14.72% 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.

In addition, Treasure Island is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.

Treasure Island 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.

Treasure Island is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 43.50% of adults in Treasure Island 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 Treasure Island in 2018 was $62,952, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $251,808 for a family of four.

The people who call Treasure Island home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Treasure Island residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Treasure Island include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Treasure Island is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.