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 24,605 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Tarpon Springs is the 112th largest community in Florida.

Tarpon Springs is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.17% 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 sales jobs (14.71%), office and administrative support (12.77%), and management occupations (10.75%).

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 interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.53% 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.

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.

The percentage of people in Tarpon Springs who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 26.35% of adults in Tarpon Springs have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Tarpon Springs in 2010 was $30,369, which is upper middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $121,476 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 German, Greek, Italian, and English.

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