Gibsonton is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 15,275 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Gibsonton is the 156th largest community in Florida.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Gibsonton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Gibsonton is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Gibsonton who work in office and administrative support (19.22%), sales jobs (12.97%), and food service (5.31%).
One of the nice things about Gibsonton 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 Gibsonton, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.98 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
In terms of college education, Gibsonton is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 17.10% of adults 25 and older in Gibsonton have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Gibsonton in 2010 was $19,245, which is lower middle income relative to Florida, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $76,980 for a family of four. However, Gibsonton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Gibsonton is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Gibsonton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Gibsonton residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Gibsonton also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 35.87% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Gibsonton include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Haitian.
The most common language spoken in Gibsonton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French Creole.