St. Johns, FL

St. Johns profile

Living in St. Johns

St. Johns is a larger medium-sized town located in the state of Florida. With a population of 59,072 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, St. Johns is the 58th largest community in Florida. Much of the housing stock in St. Johns was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local St. Johns economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in St. Johns, where the median household income is $121,543.00.

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

St. Johns is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 90.20% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, St. Johns is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in St. Johns who work in management occupations (17.43%), sales jobs (12.94%), and office and administrative support (10.76%).

Also of interest is that St. Johns 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 St. Johns telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 15.75% 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.

Because of many things, St. Johns is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making St. Johns a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, St. Johns has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, St. Johns’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in St. Johns is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In St. Johns, the average commute to work is 33.13 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to St. Johns, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. St. Johns is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 52.12% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in St. Johns in 2018 was $45,160, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $180,640 for a family of four.

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

The most common language spoken in St. Johns is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.