Tarpon Springs, FL
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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 25,331 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Tarpon Springs is the 112th largest community in Florida.

Tarpon Springs is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.81% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Tarpon Springs is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Tarpon Springs who work in office and administrative support (15.58%), sales jobs (14.99%), and management occupations (11.59%).

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: 8.03% 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.

One of the nice things about Tarpon Springs 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.

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: 26.13% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Tarpon Springs in 2010 was $31,375, which is upper middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $125,500 for a family of four. However, Tarpon Springs contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Tarpon Springs is a very 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, Greek, Italian, and English.

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