St. Simons Island is a medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 16,250 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, St. Simons Island is the 73rd largest community in Georgia.
St. Simons Island home prices are not only among the most expensive in Georgia, but St. Simons Island real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Also of interest is that St. Simons Island has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in St. Simons Island telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 11.92% 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.
St. Simons Island 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.
One of the benefits of St. Simons Island is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.54 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.
As is often the case in a small town, St. Simons Island doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
If knowledge is power, St. Simons Island is a pretty powerful place. 55.60% of the adults in St. Simons Island 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 Island in 2018 was $62,625, which is wealthy relative to Georgia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $250,500 for a family of four.
The people who call St. Simons Island home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of St. Simons Island residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in St. Simons Island include English, Irish, German, Scottish, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in St. Simons Island is English. Other important languages spoken here include German/Yiddish and Spanish.