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Tybee Island, GA
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Tybee Island profile

Living in Tybee Island

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 3,132 people and two associated 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.

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 19.44% 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.

Another notable thing is that Tybee Island is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the city experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller city.

In addition, Tybee Island is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.

Tybee 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.

Being a small city, Tybee Island does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The education level of Tybee Island ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Tybee Island, 49.63% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Tybee Island in 2018 was $50,889, which is wealthy relative to Georgia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $203,556 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, Italian, and European.

The most common language spoken in Tybee Island is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and French.

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