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 88.14% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, St. Simons is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in St. Simons who work in sales jobs (16.82%), management occupations (13.85%), and teaching (11.25%).
Another notable thing is that St. Simons 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, St. Simons’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
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 19.06 minutes getting to work every day.
Even though St. Simons is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the subway for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in St. Simons. 54.70% 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 $50,159, which is wealthy relative to Georgia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $200,636 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 German/Yiddish.