Clewiston, FL

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Clewiston is a somewhat small city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 7,327 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Clewiston is the 241st 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, service providers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Clewiston who work in sales jobs (15.15%), office and administrative support (12.46%), and farm management occupations (11.15%).

For a small city, Clewiston has a lot of people who use public transit to get to work, and those that do mostly ride the bus. This suggests that a real need for low-cost transportation in Clewiston exists, and local transit is helping to meet that need.

In Clewiston, just 9.86% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.

The per capita income in Clewiston in 2018 was $25,214, which is lower middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $100,856 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 53.03% 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 German, Italian, Irish, English, and Scottish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Clewiston's cultural character, accounting for 25.83% of the city’s population.

The most common language spoken in Clewiston is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Tagalog.

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