Groveland is a somewhat small city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 11,528 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Groveland is the 214th largest community in Florida. Groveland has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Groveland, where the median household income is $52,917.00.
Unlike some cities, Groveland isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Groveland are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Groveland is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Groveland who work in office and administrative support (20.70%), food service (14.00%), and sales jobs (10.22%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.16% 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.
One downside of living in Groveland is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Groveland, the average commute to work is 32.76 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
The percentage of adults in Groveland who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 20.50% of the adults in Groveland have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Groveland in 2010 was $18,696, which is lower middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $74,784 for a family of four. However, Groveland contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Groveland is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Groveland home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Groveland residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Groveland also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 26.92% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Groveland include Irish, English, British West Indian, and Italian.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Groveland's cultural character, accounting for 15.80% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Groveland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.