Santa Rosa Beach 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 12,847 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Santa Rosa Beach is the 195th largest community in Florida. Santa Rosa Beach has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Santa Rosa Beach, where the median household income is $60,300.00.
Pensacola is a larger medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 53,193 people and 62 constituent neighborhoods, Pensacola is the 56th largest community in Florida. Pensacola is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Pensacola is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Pensacola who work in sales jobs (13.47%), office and administrative support (13.15%), and management occupations (9.01%).