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 96,114 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 92.08% 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 (18.14%), management occupations (16.50%), and office and administrative support (9.91%).

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.

A relatively large number of people in Boca Raton telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 11.43% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

For the size of the city, public transportation in Boca Raton is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Boca Raton, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

If knowledge is power, Boca Raton is a pretty powerful place. 52.41% of the adults in Boca Raton have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Boca Raton in 2010 was $51,812, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $207,248 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 13.33% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Boca Raton include German, Irish, English, and Polish.

In addition, Boca Raton has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (21.44%).

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