Gibsonton, FL
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Living in Gibsonton

Gibsonton is a medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 18,566 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Gibsonton is the 152nd largest community in Florida. Much of the housing stock in Gibsonton was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Gibsonton economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Gibsonton, where the median household income is $66,973.00.

Unlike some towns, Gibsonton isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Gibsonton are a mix 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 (18.04%), sales jobs (13.96%), and maintenance occupations (6.05%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.55% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

In Gibsonton, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.96 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%: 20.20% of adults 25 and older in Gibsonton have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Gibsonton in 2018 was $23,807, which is lower middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $95,228 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 34.66% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Gibsonton include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

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