Port Richey is a very small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 2,933 people and 15 constituent neighborhoods, Port Richey is the 331st largest community in Florida.
Port Richey is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Port Richey is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Port Richey who work in sales jobs (12.13%), office and administrative support (11.39%), and management occupations (9.89%).
Of important note, Port Richey is also a city of artists. Port Richey has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Port Richey’s character.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 13.44% 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.
It is a fairly quiet city 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!) Port Richey 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. Port Richey has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Port Richey than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Port Richey may be for you.
Port Richey 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.
One downside of living in Port Richey is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Port Richey, the average commute to work is 32.03 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
The citizens of Port Richey are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 21.89% of adults in Port Richey having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Port Richey in 2018 was $35,397, which is upper middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $141,588 for a family of four. However, Port Richey contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Port Richey home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Port Richey residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Port Richey include Irish, German, Italian, English, and French.
The most common language spoken in Port Richey is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.