Fruitland Park is a very small city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 8,325 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Fruitland Park is the 292nd largest community in Florida. Much of the housing stock in Fruitland Park was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Fruitland Park economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Fruitland Park, where the median household income is $60,319.00.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Fruitland Park is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Fruitland Park is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fruitland Park who work in sales jobs (16.77%), office and administrative support (16.17%), and management occupations (9.45%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.10% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
Being a small city, Fruitland Park does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
In terms of college education, Fruitland Park is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 30.05% of adults in Fruitland Park have a college degree.
The per capita income in Fruitland Park in 2018 was $32,299, which is upper middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $129,196 for a family of four. However, Fruitland Park contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Fruitland Park is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Fruitland Park home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fruitland Park residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Fruitland Park include German, English, Irish, Italian, and French Canadian.
The most common language spoken in Fruitland Park is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Pacific Island languages.