Fruit Cove, Florida

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Named the fastest-growing area in Florida for 2010 by BusinessWeek, Fruit Cove is full of opportunity. It is located on the St. John’s River, and is known locally as “Northwest St. Johns.” Despite the nation’s poor overall economy, employment opportunities here actually increased in 2009. Since 1990, the area’s population has increased 386%, and continues to grow.

Fruit Cove is an upscale area with a small town feel. It attracts successful people trying to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, and enjoy the charm of a smaller town feel. It also contains some of the highest rated schools in Florida. Unique small companies and corporate businesses both thrive in this quickly-blossoming economic region.


City of Fruit Cove – Demographics

Population in July 2007: 22,624
Males:  11,335
Females:  11,289

Dec. 2009 cost of living index:  90.9 (U.S. average is 100)
Land area: square miles 17.9

Median resident age: 36.8 years
Florida median age: 38.7 years

Zip code: 32259

Estimated median household income in 2008: $109,967 (it was $82,159 in 2000)
Fruit Cove:  $109,967
Florida: $47,778

Estimated per capita income in 2008:  $39,188

Estimated median house or condo value in 2008: $409,292 (it was $179,400 in 2000)
Fruit Cove:  $409,292
Florida: $218,700

Mean prices in 2008
All housing units:  $446,141
Detached houses: $447,977
Townhouses or other attached units: $188,205
2-unit structures: $122,223
3-to-4-unit structures: $449,361
5-or-more-unit structures: $146,968

Races in St. Augustine Beach
White Non-Hispanic  (92.9%)
Hispanic (2.4%)
Black (2.1%)
Two or more races (0.8%)
Filipino (0.6%)

For population 25 years and over
High school or higher:  (95.6%)
Bachelor's degree or higher:  (41.6%)
Graduate or professional degree: (11.8%)
Unemployed: (2.3%)
Mean travel time to work: 31.4 minutes

Most common industries for males
Finance and insurance (15%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
Construction (6%)
Administrative, support & waste management (5%)
Food and beverage stores (5%)
Accommodation and food services (5%)
Public administration  (5%)

Most common industries for females
Finance and insurance (19%)
Healthcare (13%)
Educational services  (11%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
Construction (4%)
Public administration (4%)
Food and beverage stores (4%)

Most common occupations for males
Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (9%)
Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
Computer specialists (8%)
Sales representatives, services, wholesale, and manufacturing (7%)
Top executives (6%)
Business operations specialists (4%)
Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (4%)

Most common occupations for females
Registered nurses (6%)
Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)