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Sea Island, GA

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Overview


Sea Island is a tiny coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 886 people and just one neighborhood, Sea Island is the 341st largest community in Georgia. Sea Island has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Sea Island, where the median household income is $93,750.00.

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

Occupations and Workforce

When you are in Sea Island, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 36.70% of Sea Island’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Sea Island is a town of professionals, transportation and shipping workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sea Island who work in art, media, and design (35.64%), teaching (9.57%), and business and financial occupations (9.57%).

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

A relatively large number of people in Sea Island telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 44.15% 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.

Setting & Lifestyle

Another notable thing is that Sea Island 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, Sea Island’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.

The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Sea Island has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Sea Island a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

One of the nice things about Sea Island 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.

In Sea Island, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 37.79 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

As is often the case in a small town, Sea Island doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

Demographics

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Sea Island, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Sea Island is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 51.48% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Sea Island in 2018 was $60,230, which is wealthy relative to Georgia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $240,920 for a family of four.

Sea Island is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Sea Island home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Sea Island residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Sea Island include Irish, English, Italian, French Canadian, and Scandinavian.

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

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.

Real Estate

Do you like a coastal setting? If so, this neighborhood may be to your liking. The neighborhood is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet. Often such coastal places have amenities and recreational activities on the waterfront that are attractive to residents and visitors alike. In addition to being coastal, is a very nautical neighborhood, meaning that it is somewhat historic, walkable, densely populated and on the water. This gives the neighborhood a very nautical feel, with some seaside and shipping feel, which some may really enjoy the sights and sounds of. One of the notable things about is that it is one of the quietest neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and quantitative rating of quietness. When you are here, you will find it to be very quiet. If quiet and peaceful are your cup of tea, you may have found a great place for you.

In addition, owner-occupied real estate dominates the neighborhood. In fact, according to NeighborhoodScout research, the percentage of residential real estate occupied by its owner is higher here than in 97.1% of neighborhoods in America. Despite all of the residential real estate here in the neighborhood, NeighborhoodScout has discovered that much of it is vacant. In resort or second-home vacation areas, this naturally occurs because homes and apartments are seasonally occupied, and empty for a portion of the year. In non-vacation or resort areas, however, this can be an indicator of property abandonment or a weak real estate market. The vacancy rate here is 66.2%, which is higher than 99.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

People

Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the neighborhood has some of the lowest rates of children living in poverty of any neighborhood in the United States. In a nation where approximately 1 in 4 children are living in poverty, the community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.

In addition, priests and therapists would like to think they know the secrets to a truly successful marriage, but according to NeighborhoodScout's research, the folks of the neighborhood may actually hold the key. 84.0% of its residents are married, which is a higher percentage than is found in 99.9% of the neighborhoods in America.

Also, if you are planning to retire in Georgia, this neighborhood should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, may be considered a retiree's dream neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and metrics, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety from crime compared to other neighborhoods in Georgia, while also offering a diverse range of housing options. This, along with the vibrant mix of very educated seniors and other age groups who choose to live here, makes the neighborhood more retiree-friendly than 97.7% of neighborhoods in GA. If a Georgia retirement is in your future, this neighborhood should be one of the places you visit.

Modes of Transportation

In the neighborhood, many people's commute means walking from the bedroom to the home office. NeighborhoodScout's analysis found that 44.1% of residents worked from home. This may not seem like a large number, but Scout's research shows that this is a higher percentage of people working from home than 99.9% of the neighborhoods in America. Often people who work from home are engaged in the creative or technological economy, such as is found in areas around Boston, and in Silicon Valley. Other times, people may be engaged in other businesses like trading stocks from home, or running a small beauty salon.

Occupations

Each year, fewer and fewer Americans make their living as farmers, foresters, or fishers. But the neighborhood truly stands out among U.S. neighborhoods. According to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, this neighborhood has a greater proportion of farmers, foresters, or fishers than 98.6% of all American neighborhoods. This is truly a unique cultural characteristic of this neighborhood.

Migration / Stability

Do you like to be surrounded by people from all over the country or world, with different perspectives and life experiences? Or do you instead prefer to be in a neighborhood where most residents have lived there for a long time, creating a sense of cohesiveness? NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood stands out among American neighborhoods for the uniqueness of the mobility of its residents. More residents of the neighborhood live here today that also were living in this same neighborhood five years ago than is found in 100.0% of U.S. neighborhoods. This neighborhood is really made up of people who know each other, don't move often, and have lived here in this very neighborhood for quite a while.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Scots-Irish and French Canadian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 7.6% of this neighborhood's residents have Scots-Irish ancestry and 10.2% have French Canadian ancestry.

is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 8.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak French at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.9% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Sea Island are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 77.0% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.0% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 100.0% of America's neighborhoods.

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the neighborhood, 54.8% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 28.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in farming, forestry, or commercial fishing (8.5%), and 8.5% in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants.

Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 91.4% of households. Other important languages spoken here include French, Italian and Polish.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the neighborhood in Sea Island, GA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (25.9%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (16.4%), and residents who report Italian roots (11.3%), and some of the residents are also of French Canadian ancestry (10.2%), along with some Scots-Irish ancestry residents (7.6%), among others.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (50.5% of working residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.

Here most residents (54.3%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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