Old Town, FL


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Old Town is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 11,278 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Old Town is the 191st largest community in Florida.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Old Town is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 35.86% of the Old Town workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Old Town is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Old Town who work in office and administrative support (12.71%), law enforcement and fire fighting (11.57%), and sales jobs (8.86%).

A relatively large number of people in Old Town telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.70% 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.

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, Old Town is worth considering.

Old Town 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.

Old Town 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 citizens of Old Town have a very low rate of college education: just 7.20% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.

The per capita income in Old Town in 2010 was $19,243, which is lower middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $76,972 for a family of four.

The people who call Old Town home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Old Town residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Old Town include Irish, English, Italian, and French .

The most common language spoken in Old Town is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.

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