St. Simons, GA
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St. Simons is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 13,145 people and four constituent neighborhoods, St. Simons is the 74th largest community in Georgia.

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

St. Simons is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 89.60% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, St. Simons is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in St. Simons who work in management occupations (15.31%), sales jobs (11.67%), and office and administrative support (9.59%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.66% 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.

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, St. Simons has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes St. Simons a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

One of the nice things about St. Simons 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.

Residents of the town have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 17.87 minutes getting to work every day.

Being a small town, St. Simons does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in St. Simons. 55.31% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in St. Simons in 2010 was $47,085, which is wealthy relative to Georgia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $188,340 for a family of four.

The people who call St. Simons home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of St. Simons residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in St. Simons include Irish, German, French , and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in St. Simons is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.

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