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, Florida City isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Florida City are a mix 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 sales jobs (13.46%), maintenance occupations (13.40%), and food service (10.70%).
Florida City 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.
One downside of living in Florida City is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Florida City, the average commute to work is 34.62 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the city, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
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.
In terms of college education, Florida City ranks among the least educated cities in the nation, as only 4.71% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Florida City in 2010 was $8,480, which is low income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $33,920 for a family of four. Florida City also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 48.72% 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 43.64% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Florida City include Jamaican, English, Bahamian, and Irish.
In addition, Florida City has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (30.64%).
The most common language spoken in Florida City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French Creole.