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 15,842 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 (15.33%), office and administrative support (14.23%), and food service (9.67%).
One of the nice things about New Port Richey 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.
The percentage of people in New Port Richey with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 11.69% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in New Port Richey in 2010 was $17,613, which is lower middle income relative to Florida, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $70,452 for a family of four.
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 12.60% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in New Port Richey include Irish, Italian, English, and French .
The most common language spoken in New Port Richey is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Serbo-Croatian.