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 93,235 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 90.88% 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 (17.29%), management occupations (15.40%), and office and administrative support (10.25%).

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: 10.29% 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.

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 have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Boca Raton. 52.06% 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 $48,918, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $195,672 for a family of four. However, Boca Raton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Boca Raton is a somewhat 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 12.15% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Boca Raton include German, Irish, English, and Polish.

Boca Raton also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 19.47%.

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