Gibsonton, FL
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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.

Gibsonton is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (15.87%), sales jobs (13.43%), and personal care services (6.77%).

Also of interest is that Gibsonton has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Gibsonton 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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

In Gibsonton, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.24 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Gibsonton rank slightly lower than the national average. 14.98% of adults 25 and older in Gibsonton have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Gibsonton in 2010 was $17,605, 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 $70,420 for a family of four. However, Gibsonton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Gibsonton is a very 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 29.39% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Gibsonton include German, English, Italian, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Gibsonton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.