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.
Unlike some cities, Crystal River isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Crystal River are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Crystal River is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Crystal River who work in food service (15.32%), healthcare (11.90%), and maintenance occupations (10.69%).
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.
One of the nice things about Crystal River is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
One of the benefits of Crystal River is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.70 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
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 education level of Crystal River citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 22.31% of adults in Crystal River have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Crystal River in 2010 was $32,190, which is upper middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $128,760 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Crystal River include English, Irish, Italian, German, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Crystal River is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.