Ponte Vedra Beach 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 29,655 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Ponte Vedra Beach is the 109th largest community in Florida.
Ponte Vedra Beach home prices are not only among the most expensive in Florida, but Ponte Vedra Beach real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Ponte Vedra Beach is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 91.88% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Ponte Vedra Beach is a town of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ponte Vedra Beach who work in management occupations (20.31%), sales jobs (16.42%), and business and financial occupations (8.89%).
Also of interest is that Ponte Vedra 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: 14.47% 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.
Ponte Vedra Beach 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 Beach’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One of the nice things about Ponte Vedra 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.
Being a small town, Ponte Vedra Beach does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
If knowledge is power, Ponte Vedra Beach is a pretty powerful place. 64.60% of the adults in Ponte Vedra Beach 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 Beach in 2018 was $70,367, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $281,468 for a family of four.
The people who call Ponte Vedra Beach home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ponte Vedra Beach residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Ponte Vedra Beach include Irish, German, English, Italian, and European.
The most common language spoken in Ponte Vedra Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.