Haines City, FL

Haines City profile

Living in Haines City

Haines City is a medium-sized city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 26,009 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Haines City is the 127th largest community in Florida. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Haines City, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Haines City, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Haines City’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Haines City does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $40,241.00.

Unlike some cities, Haines City isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Haines City are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Haines City is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Haines City who work in maintenance occupations (11.41%), food service (11.22%), and sales jobs (8.89%).

One downside of living in Haines City is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Haines City, the average commute to work is 33.22 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Haines City rank slightly lower than the national average. 13.47% of adults 25 and older in Haines City have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Haines City in 2018 was $17,083, which is low income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $68,332 for a family of four. However, Haines City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Haines City is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Haines City 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 Haines City, accounting for 42.30% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Haines City residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Haines City include Haitian, English, Irish, Jamaican, and German.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Haines City's cultural character, accounting for 16.82% of the city’s population.

The most common language spoken in Haines City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.