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 89.68% 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 (16.20%), sales jobs (12.79%), and teaching (11.09%).

Also of interest is that St. Simons 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: 8.02% 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.

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) St. Simons has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. St. Simons has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in St. Simons than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, St. Simons may be for you.

St. Simons 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.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in St. Simons. 56.80% 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 2018 was $59,982, which is wealthy relative to Georgia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $239,928 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 English, German, Irish, Scottish, and Polish.

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


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