Parrish, FL

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Living in Parrish

Parrish is a medium-sized town located in the state of Florida. With a population of 20,529 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Parrish is the 140th largest community in Florida. Much of the housing stock in Parrish was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Parrish economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Parrish, where the median household income is $83,754.00.

Housing costs in Parrish are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Florida.

Parrish is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Parrish is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Parrish who work in sales jobs (15.96%), management occupations (12.30%), and office and administrative support (12.00%).

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

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 11.91% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.

Because of many things, Parrish is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Parrish really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Parrish perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Parrish has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Parrish has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Parrish than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Parrish may be for you.

One downside of living in Parrish, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.12 minutes every day commuting to work.

The education level of Parrish citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.38% of adults in Parrish have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Parrish in 2018 was $37,241, which is upper middle income relative to Florida, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $148,964 for a family of four.

Parrish is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Parrish home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Parrish residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Parrish also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.91% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Parrish include German, English, Irish, Italian, and French.

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

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