Atlantic Beach has the 2142nd largest population in the United States. The population grew by 4.3% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Atlantic Beach is part of the Jacksonville metro area. Unemployment in the Jacksonville area is 4%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Jacksonville has the 49th largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Atlantic Beach is below average at $43,460, and the median cost of a home in Atlantic Beach is $322,700, which is above the national average. 46% of workers in Atlantic Beach hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 93% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Atlantic Beach. 80% of Atlantic Beach workers drive to work alone, 1% take public transit, 10% carpool, and 7% walk. People in Atlantic Beach spend an average of 24 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.