Carrabelle is a very small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 2,814 people and just one neighborhood, Carrabelle is the 326th largest community in Florida.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Carrabelle is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Carrabelle is a city of service providers, professionals and farmers, fishers, or foresters. There are especially a lot of people living in Carrabelle who work in farm management occupations (15.35%), food service (12.31%) and law enforcement and fire fighting (12.17%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Carrabelle is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the city experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller city.
It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Carrabelle has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Carrabelle has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Carrabelle than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Carrabelle may be for you.
Carrabelle 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.