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 24,605 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Tarpon Springs is the 112th largest community in Florida.
Unlike some cities, Tarpon Springs isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Tarpon Springs are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. 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 sales jobs (15.65%), office and administrative support (12.99%), and management occupations (9.76%).
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.
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: 25.81% 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 $28,658, which is upper middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $114,632 for a family of four. However, Tarpon Springs contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 German, Greek, Italian, and English.
The most common language spoken in Tarpon Springs is English. Other important languages spoken here include Greek and Spanish.