Tybee Island is a very small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 3,114 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Tybee Island is the 211th largest community in Georgia.
Tybee Island home prices are not only among the most expensive in Georgia, but Tybee Island real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Tybee Island is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 89.26% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Tybee Island is a city of professionals, managers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Tybee Island who work in management occupations (17.06%), food service (14.12%), and teaching (12.36%).
Of important note, Tybee Island is also a city of artists. Tybee Island has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Tybee Island’s character.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 21.78% 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.
Another notable thing is that Tybee Island is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the city’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.
In addition, Tybee Island is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
One of the nice things about Tybee Island 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.
Tybee Island is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Tybee Island. 53.18% 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 Tybee Island in 2018 was $46,270, which is wealthy relative to Georgia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $185,080 for a family of four. However, Tybee Island contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Tybee Island home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Tybee Island residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Tybee Island include English, Irish, German, Scottish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Tybee Island is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.