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 17,844 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Safety Harbor is the 146th largest community in Florida.

Safety Harbor is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 88.90% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Safety Harbor is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Safety Harbor who work in management occupations (13.90%), office and administrative support (13.50%), and sales jobs (12.73%).

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.

A relatively large number of people in Safety Harbor telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.61% 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.

One of the nice things about Safety Harbor 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.

The education level of Safety Harbor ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Safety Harbor, 42.05% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Safety Harbor in 2010 was $39,785, which is upper middle income relative to Florida, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $159,140 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 Polish.

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