Bartow, FL


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Bartow is a medium-sized city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 18,972 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Bartow is the 142nd largest community in Florida.

Unlike some cities, Bartow isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Bartow are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Bartow is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Bartow who work in office and administrative support (11.75%), sales jobs (9.71%), and management occupations (9.08%).

The percentage of adults in Bartow who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.03% of the adults in Bartow have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Bartow in 2010 was $19,285, which is lower middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $77,140 for a family of four. However, Bartow contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Bartow is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Bartow home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bartow residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Bartow also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.88% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Bartow include Irish, German, Scottish, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Bartow is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French Creole.