Dade City is a somewhat small city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 6,955 people and 12 constituent neighborhoods, Dade City is the 244th largest community in Florida.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Dade City is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Dade City is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Dade City who work in sales jobs (15.48%), food service (12.71%), and office and administrative support (12.39%).
The citizens of Dade City are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 15.11% of adults in Dade City have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Dade City in 2010 was $18,547, which is lower middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $74,188 for a family of four. Dade City also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 32.21% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Dade City is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Dade City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Dade City residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Dade City also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 22.27% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Dade City include Irish, English, French , and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Dade City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.