Jamaica Beach is a tiny coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Texas. With a population of 1,030 people and just one neighborhood, Jamaica Beach is the 825th largest community in Texas.
Real Estate Prices
Jamaica Beach home prices are not only among the most expensive in Texas, but Jamaica Beach real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Jamaica Beach is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Jamaica Beach is a city of construction workers and builders, service providers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Jamaica Beach who work in management occupations (14.39%), food service (11.17%) and sales jobs (9.09%).
Also of interest is that Jamaica Beach has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Jamaica Beach is a major vacation destination. Much of the city’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Jamaica Beach’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
Jamaica Beach’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
Jamaica Beach 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 city, Jamaica Beach doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.