Surfside is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 5,802 people and just one neighborhood, Surfside is the 261st largest community in Florida.
Surfside home prices are not only among the most expensive in Florida, but Surfside real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Surfside is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 92.18% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Surfside is a town of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Surfside who work in management occupations (22.38%), sales jobs (12.30%), and art, media, and design (10.16%).
Of important note, Surfside is also a town of artists. Surfside has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Surfside’s character.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 22.40% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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 Surfside is a major vacation destination. Much of the town’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, Surfside’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
Surfside 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 Surfside, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.66 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Surfside, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Surfside is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 59.34% 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 Surfside in 2010 was $50,114, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $200,456 for a family of four. However, Surfside contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Surfside is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Surfside home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Surfside residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Surfside also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 42.93% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Surfside include Italian, German, Brazilian, Russian, and Irish.
Surfside also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 45.44%.
The most common language spoken in Surfside is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Portuguese.
Village Website: https://www.townofsurfsidefl.gov