Port Richey, FL

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Living in Port Richey

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 2,831 people and 15 constituent neighborhoods, Port Richey is the 331st largest community in Florida.

Unlike some cities, Port Richey isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Port Richey are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Port Richey is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Port Richey who work in office and administrative support (16.85%), sales jobs (10.40%), and management occupations (10.24%).

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.

The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Port Richey has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Port Richey a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

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, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.40 minutes every day commuting to work.

The percentage of adults in Port Richey who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 18.13% of the adults in Port Richey have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Port Richey in 2010 was $30,005, which is upper middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $120,020 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 Polish.

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