Port Orange, FL
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Port Orange is a larger medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 59,866 people and 12 constituent neighborhoods, Port Orange is the 50th largest community in Florida.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Port Orange is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Port Orange is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Port Orange who work in sales jobs (13.44%), office and administrative support (13.30%), and healthcare (9.84%).

One of the nice things about Port Orange 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.

In terms of college education, Port Orange is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 25.22% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Port Orange in 2010 was $26,003, which is middle income relative to Florida, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $104,012 for a family of four. However, Port Orange contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

The most common language spoken in Port Orange is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.