New Port Richey is a somewhat small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 16,494 people and 30 constituent neighborhoods, New Port Richey is the 153rd largest community in Florida.
New Port Richey is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, New Port Richey is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in New Port Richey who work in sales jobs (13.98%), office and administrative support (12.74%), and food service (9.28%).
New Port Richey 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 citizens of New Port Richey are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 13.92% of adults in New Port Richey have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in New Port Richey in 2010 was $22,669, which is lower middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $90,676 for a family of four. However, New Port Richey contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
New Port Richey is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call New Port Richey home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of New Port Richey residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. New Port Richey also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.24% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in New Port Richey include German, Irish, Italian, English, and French.
The most common language spoken in New Port Richey is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.