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 2,869 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, 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.
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.
One of the nice things about Port Richey 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.
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 education level of Port Richey citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 18.13% of adults 25 and older in Port Richey have a college 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.