Port Richey, FL
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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 2,761 people and 15 constituent neighborhoods, Port Richey is the 331st largest community in Florida.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Port Richey is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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 office and administrative support (16.19%), sales jobs (11.83%), and healthcare (11.48%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 12.01% 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.

Residents will find that the city 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, Port Richey is worth considering.

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.

In Port Richey, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.34 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The percentage of adults in Port Richey who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 20.38% of the adults in Port Richey have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Port Richey in 2010 was $28,171, which is upper middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $112,684 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 German, English, Italian, and Polish.

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