Clewiston is a somewhat small city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 7,505 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Clewiston is the 233rd largest community in Florida.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Clewiston is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Clewiston is a city of sales and office workers, farmers, fishers, or foresters, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Clewiston who work in farm management occupations (17.26%), office and administrative support (14.41%), and management occupations (11.16%).
Despite the fact that it is a small city, Clewiston has quite a few people who take public transportation – mostly the bus - for their daily commute to work. This helps to fill a real need in the city for affordable transportation.
In terms of college education, Clewiston is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 19.75% of adults 25 and older in Clewiston have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Clewiston in 2010 was $23,350, which is middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $93,400 for a family of four. However, Clewiston contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Clewiston is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Clewiston home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Clewiston, accounting for 50.59% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Clewiston residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Clewiston include English, German, Jordanian, and Swedish.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Clewiston's cultural character, accounting for 27.21% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Clewiston is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.