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St. Simons Island, GA
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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 16,103 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.

St. Simons Island is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 86.95% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, St. Simons Island is a town of sales and office workers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in St. Simons Island who work in management occupations (15.99%), sales jobs (12.78%), and office and administrative support (11.37%).

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.20% 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.

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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

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. 56.47% 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 $59,741, which is wealthy relative to Georgia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $238,964 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 European.

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


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