Hollywood, FL
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Hollywood is a larger medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 149,728 people and 31 constituent neighborhoods, Hollywood is the 12th largest community in Florida.

Unlike some cities, Hollywood isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Hollywood are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Hollywood is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Hollywood who work in office and administrative support (14.70%), sales jobs (13.29%), and management occupations (9.92%).

Hollywood is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

The percentage of people in Hollywood who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 26.83% of adults in Hollywood have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Hollywood in 2010 was $26,118, which is middle income relative to Florida, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $104,472 for a family of four. However, Hollywood contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Hollywood is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Hollywood home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hollywood residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Hollywood also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 31.45% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Hollywood include German, Irish, English, and Haitian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Hollywood's cultural character, accounting for 32.77% of the city’s population.

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