Palm Harbor, FL

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Living in Palm Harbor

Palm Harbor is a larger medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 58,201 people and 15 constituent neighborhoods, Palm Harbor is the 46th largest community in Florida.

Palm Harbor is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 88.01% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Palm Harbor is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Palm Harbor who work in office and administrative support (16.19%), sales jobs (13.58%), and management occupations (12.82%).

Also of interest is that Palm Harbor has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.66% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

One of the nice things about Palm Harbor 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 population of Palm Harbor is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 34.15% of adults in Palm Harbor have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Palm Harbor in 2010 was $34,363, which is upper middle income relative to Florida, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $137,452 for a family of four. However, Palm Harbor contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Palm Harbor is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Palm Harbor home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Palm Harbor residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Palm Harbor include German, Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Palm Harbor is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Greek.