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.
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 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.
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 31.40 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
In terms of college education, Port Richey is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 18.13% of adults 25 and older 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.