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 98,150 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.
A relatively large number of people in Boca Raton telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.64% 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.
One thing that you will notice about Boca Raton is that there is a good-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. Many singles consider Boca Raton a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.
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.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Boca Raton. 53.06% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 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.
Boca Raton also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 21.12%.
The most common language spoken in Boca Raton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.