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.
Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Crystal River is worth considering.
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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
Being a small city, Crystal River does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The citizens of Crystal River are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 24.22% of adults in Crystal River having a bachelor's degree or advanced 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.