Boca Raton, FL
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Boca Raton is a larger medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 99,244 people and 54 constituent neighborhoods, Boca Raton is the 30th largest community in Florida.

Boca Raton home prices are not only among the most expensive in Florida, but Boca Raton real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Boca Raton is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 92.17% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Boca Raton is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Boca Raton who work in sales jobs (16.98%), management occupations (16.88%), and office and administrative support (10.79%).

Of important note, Boca Raton is also a city of artists. Boca Raton has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Boca Raton’s character.

Also of interest is that Boca Raton 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: 10.64% 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 thing noticeable about Boca Raton, although not a huge city, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Boca Raton is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Boca Raton a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.

Boca Raton 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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Boca Raton, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Boca Raton is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 53.06% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Boca Raton in 2010 was $55,559, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $222,236 for a family of four. However, Boca Raton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Boca Raton is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Boca Raton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Boca Raton residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Boca Raton also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.00% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Boca Raton include Italian, German, Irish, English, and Russian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Boca Raton's cultural character, accounting for 21.12% of the city’s population.

The most common language spoken in Boca Raton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.