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 3,162 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Crystal River is the 314th largest community in Florida.
Crystal River is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 90.46% 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 food service (18.44%), sales jobs (13.23%), and healthcare suport services (12.04%).
A relatively large number of people in Crystal River telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.46% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.
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!) Crystal River 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. Crystal River has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Crystal River than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Crystal River may be for you.
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.
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 17.56 minutes getting to work every day.
Being a small city, Crystal River does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The education level of Crystal River citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 24.43% of adults in Crystal River have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Crystal River in 2010 was $30,926, which is upper middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $123,704 for a family of four. However, Crystal River contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Crystal River is a somewhat 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 German, English, Irish, Italian, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Crystal River is English. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India and Chinese.