Flagler Beach, FL
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Flagler Beach is a very small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 5,123 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Flagler Beach is the 285th largest community in Florida.

Flagler Beach home prices are not only among the most expensive in Florida, but Flagler Beach real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Flagler Beach is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Flagler Beach is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Flagler Beach who work in sales jobs (13.19%), teaching (10.89%), and office and administrative support (10.84%).

Also of interest is that Flagler Beach 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: 8.84% 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 Flagler 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, Flagler Beach’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.

The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Flagler Beach has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Flagler Beach a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

One of the nice things about Flagler Beach 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.

Flagler Beach 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.

The population of Flagler Beach is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 35.22% of adults in Flagler Beach have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Flagler Beach in 2018 was $33,440, which is upper middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $133,760 for a family of four. However, Flagler Beach contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Flagler Beach home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Flagler Beach residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Flagler Beach include Irish, English, German, Italian, and French.

The most common language spoken in Flagler Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.


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