Homosassa is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 2,547 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Homosassa is the 336th largest community in Florida.
Unlike some towns, Homosassa isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Homosassa are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Homosassa is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Homosassa who work in sales jobs (23.37%), office and administrative support (15.64%), and healthcare (14.65%).
Of important note, Homosassa is also a town of artists. Homosassa has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Homosassa’s character.
Also of interest is that Homosassa has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.12% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
Another notable thing is that Homosassa is a major vacation destination. Much of the town’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Homosassa’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Homosassa is worth considering.
Homosassa 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.
Homosassa is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
In terms of college education, Homosassa is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 25.53% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Homosassa in 2010 was $31,701, which is upper middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $126,804 for a family of four. However, Homosassa contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Homosassa home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Homosassa residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Homosassa include German, Irish, Scottish, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Homosassa is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.