Homosassa, FL
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Living in Homosassa


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.

Homosassa is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.28% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Homosassa is a town of managers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Homosassa who work in management occupations (21.10%), sales jobs (14.89%), and healthcare (14.01%).

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.

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.

The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Homosassa has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Homosassa a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

One of the nice things about Homosassa 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.

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.

The population of Homosassa overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Homosassa, 21.61% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Homosassa in 2010 was $35,083, which is upper middle income relative to Florida, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $140,332 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 English, Irish, German, Italian, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Homosassa is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.