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.
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 professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Port Richey who work in office and administrative support (11.40%), healthcare (10.91%), and sales jobs (9.76%).
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.
Also of interest is that Port Richey has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.12% 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.
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.
In Port Richey, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.44 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
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. 20.04% of adults 25 and older in Port Richey have a college degree.
The per capita income in Port Richey in 2018 was $33,707, which is upper middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $134,828 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 Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Port Richey is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.