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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.61% 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.
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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
The citizens of Safety Harbor are among the most well-educated in the nation: 42.05% of adults in Safety Harbor have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's 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.