St Johns County Ranks Tops in Affluence & Education

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St Johns County Ranks Tops in Affluence & Education

St Johns County Ranks Tops in Affluence & EducationHomes for sale in St. Johns County come with top-rated schools, a rising median income already highest in the state, along with close proximity to jobs, beaches, golf and other recreational opportunities. It is no wonder that growth continues at a high rate. St. Johns County has traditionally drawn well-educated and affluent residents looking to purchase a home for sale in friendly, well-planned neighborhoods and are willing to invest a higher price for just that.


A recent article in the St. Augustine Record points to the most recent US Census data
which pins St. Johns County as the richest in the state of Florida. As you search homes for sale in St. Augustine, you may be interested in the findings of this recent census. Data highlights from the US Census American Community Survey of 2015 include the fact that 83,000 households in St. Johns County have a median income of more than $70,000 with almost half of the households having incomes of $75,000 or above. In St. Johns County, 10.5% of the households have incomes of $200,000 or more. Additionally, the unemployment rate was 3.8 percent which at this time was the second lowest rate for the state. Going hand in hand with high incomes is the high level of education completed by the residents of St. Johns County. The Census reports that 45% of all the residents over the age of 25 were college graduates with a bachelor’s degree or higher with only 5% of county residents failing to obtain a high school diploma.

Homes for sale in St. AugustineThis combination of highly educated affluent residents creates the need for high quality homes for sale in neighborhoods with first-rate amenities, top rated schools, and easy commutes to attractive job opportunities. The homes for sale in St. Augustine and the surrounding area are perfect for those looking for a first class community.


Interested in buying or selling a home in St. Augustine or the Northeast Florida area? I am a licensed REALTOR® with an abundance of experience in St Johns County. Please feel free to contact me and visit my website where you can search homes for sale in St. Augustine and the surrounding area.

Comments (2)

Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Carol, this is interesting information about St. John's County in Florida.  I would have thought that Palm Beach County would be the most affluent in your state.  With the high median incomes, low unemployment,  and excellent schools it should bode well for your real estate market in the future.

Oct 13, 2016 07:48 AM
Carol vonRabenstein
Saint Augustine, FL

St. Johns county, especially the northern portion has become extremely popular - the addition of the upscale Nocatee community has attracted a lot of high income families to our area.


Oct 26, 2016 11:02 PM