New Smyrna Beach, FL

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Living in New Smyrna Beach

New Smyrna Beach is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 27,843 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, New Smyrna Beach is the 118th largest community in Florida.

New Smyrna Beach is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.60% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, New Smyrna Beach is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in New Smyrna Beach who work in sales jobs (17.00%), management occupations (15.35%), and food service (8.95%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 13.19% 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.

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, New Smyrna Beach has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes New Smyrna Beach a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

New Smyrna 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.

The population of New Smyrna 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: 34.29% of adults in New Smyrna Beach have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in New Smyrna Beach in 2018 was $41,264, which is upper middle income relative to Florida, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $165,056 for a family of four. However, New Smyrna Beach contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

The most common language spoken in New Smyrna Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.