Silver Springs is a somewhat small town located in the state of Florida. With a population of 10,674 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Silver Springs is the 206th largest community in Florida.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Silver Springs is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 37.02% of the Silver Springs workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Silver Springs is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Silver Springs who work in office and administrative support (15.09%), healthcare (10.21%), and sales jobs (7.29%).
A relatively large number of people in Silver Springs telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.70% 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.
Residents will find that the town 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, Silver Springs is worth considering.
In Silver Springs, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.10 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Silver Springs is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The rate of college-level education in Silver Springs is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 11.65% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.
The per capita income in Silver Springs in 2018 was $18,341, which is low income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $73,364 for a family of four.
Silver Springs is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Silver Springs home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Silver Springs residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Silver Springs include Irish, German, English, Italian, and Haitian.
The most common language spoken in Silver Springs is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.