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 3,082 people and just one neighborhood, Tybee Island is the 210th largest community in Georgia.
Real Estate Prices
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.
Occupations and Workforce
Tybee Island is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 87.88% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Tybee Island is a city of professionals, service providers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Tybee Island who work in management occupations (14.79%), sales jobs (12.54%) and maintenance occupations (10.79%).
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.
Also of interest is that Tybee Island has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.18% 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
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.
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.