Sorrento is a tiny town located in the state of Florida. With a population of 910 people and just one neighborhood, Sorrento is the 420th largest community in Florida.
Occupations and Workforce
When you are in Sorrento, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 59.18% of Sorrento’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Sorrento is a town of farmers, fishers, or foresters, transportation and shipping workers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sorrento who work in farm management occupations (28.83%), management occupations (14.03%) and office and administrative support (10.71%).
Of important note, Sorrento is also a town of artists. Sorrento has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Sorrento’s character.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 13.78% 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
Sorrento is a place where college students are a big part of the character and culture of the town. Small towns have often struggled with declining populations over the past few decades, but the presence of such a large college student population has helped Sorrento to fight this trend. Not only does the college population add spending and jobs to local economy, but it also contributes a very tangible, youthful energy to the town.
It is a fairly quiet town 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!) Sorrento 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. Sorrento has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Sorrento than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Sorrento may be for you.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Sorrento spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 13.98 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.
Being a small town, Sorrento does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.