Ponte Vedra is a medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 25,589 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Ponte Vedra is the 125th largest community in Florida. Much of the housing stock in Ponte Vedra was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Ponte Vedra economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Ponte Vedra, where the median household income is $138,495.00.
Ponte Vedra home prices are not only among the most expensive in Florida, but Ponte Vedra real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Ponte Vedra is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 93.35% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Ponte Vedra is a town of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ponte Vedra who work in management occupations (17.46%), sales jobs (15.31%), and business and financial occupations (13.64%).
Also of interest is that Ponte Vedra has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Ponte Vedra telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 24.57% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.
Ponte Vedra is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Ponte Vedra’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Ponte Vedra 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.
In Ponte Vedra, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.99 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
As is often the case in a small town, Ponte Vedra doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
If knowledge is power, Ponte Vedra is a pretty powerful place. 63.93% of the adults in Ponte Vedra have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Ponte Vedra in 2018 was $58,057, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $232,228 for a family of four.
Ponte Vedra is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Ponte Vedra home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ponte Vedra residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Ponte Vedra include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.
The most common language spoken in Ponte Vedra is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.