Crystal River 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 3,089 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Crystal River is the 314th largest community in Florida.
Crystal River is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 92.12% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Crystal River is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Crystal River who work in healthcare suport services (18.36%), food service (15.66%), and sales jobs (13.39%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.29% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Crystal River has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Crystal River a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Crystal River 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.
As is often the case in a small city, Crystal River doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The population of Crystal River overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Crystal River, 24.22% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Crystal River in 2010 was $22,643, which is middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $90,572 for a family of four. However, Crystal River contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Crystal River is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Crystal River home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Crystal River residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Crystal River include Irish, English, Italian, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Crystal River is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Gujarathi.