Florida City is a somewhat small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 12,122 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Florida City is the 192nd largest community in Florida.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Florida City is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Florida City is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Florida City who work in maintenance occupations (13.57%), sales jobs (11.82%), and food service (9.13%).
One of the nice things about Florida City 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.
In Florida City, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.98 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
For a small city, Florida City has a lot of people who use public transit to get to work, and those that do mostly ride the bus. This suggests that a real need for low-cost transportation in Florida City exists, and local transit is helping to meet that need.
Florida City ranks among the bottom of the nation in terms of college education compared to other cities and towns: only 5.30% of people over 25 have a college degree.
The per capita income in Florida City in 2010 was $8,426, which is low income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $33,704 for a family of four. Florida City also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 46.21% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Florida City is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Florida City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Florida City residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Florida City also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 42.57% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Florida City include English, Bahamian, Scottish, and African.
Florida City also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 32.84%.
The most common language spoken in Florida City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French Creole.