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.

Port Richey is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.03% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Port Richey is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Port Richey who work in office and administrative support (24.22%), management occupations (11.56%), and sales jobs (10.65%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 10.25% 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.

The education level of Port Richey citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 22.76% of adults in Port Richey have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Port Richey in 2010 was $27,802, which is upper middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $111,208 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Port Richey include English, German, Italian, and French .

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