Safety Harbor, FL
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Safety Harbor is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 18,031 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Safety Harbor is the 146th largest community in Florida.

Safety Harbor is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 90.21% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Safety Harbor is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Safety Harbor who work in sales jobs (14.75%), management occupations (13.94%), and office and administrative support (13.27%).

Also of interest is that Safety Harbor has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Of important note, Safety Harbor is also a city of artists. Safety Harbor has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Safety Harbor’s character.

A relatively large number of people in Safety Harbor telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.28% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

Safety Harbor 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.

Safety Harbor is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 41.61% of adults in Safety Harbor have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Safety Harbor in 2010 was $42,081, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $168,324 for a family of four. However, Safety Harbor contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Safety Harbor is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Safety Harbor home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Safety Harbor residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Safety Harbor include German, Irish, Italian, English, and French.

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