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 89.38% 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 (15.56%), sales jobs (13.63%), and office and administrative support (8.62%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.86% 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.

Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, St. Simons is worth considering.

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.

One of the benefits of St. Simons is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.69 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

If knowledge is power, St. Simons is a pretty powerful place. 54.30% of the adults in St. Simons have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in St. Simons in 2010 was $47,189, which is wealthy relative to Georgia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $188,756 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in St. Simons include Irish, German, French , and Italian.

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

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