Tarpon Springs, FL
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Living in Tarpon Springs


Tarpon Springs 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 25,571 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Tarpon Springs is the 112th largest community in Florida.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Tarpon Springs is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Tarpon Springs is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Tarpon Springs who work in sales jobs (14.82%), office and administrative support (13.51%), and management occupations (11.40%).

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

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.15% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

Tarpon Springs 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.

In terms of college education, Tarpon Springs is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 27.89% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Tarpon Springs in 2018 was $30,967, which is upper middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $123,868 for a family of four. However, Tarpon Springs contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

The most common language spoken in Tarpon Springs is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Greek.