Holiday, FL
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Living in Holiday


Holiday 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 23,374 people and 13 constituent neighborhoods, Holiday is the 119th largest community in Florida.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Holiday is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Holiday is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Holiday who work in sales jobs (14.55%), office and administrative support (12.76%), and food service (10.99%).

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

A relatively large number of people in Holiday telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.48% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

Holiday 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.

The percentage of adults in Holiday with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 13.65% of adults in Holiday have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Holiday in 2010 was $21,252, which is lower middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $85,008 for a family of four.

Holiday is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Holiday home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Holiday residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Holiday also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.91% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Holiday include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Greek.

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