Homestead, FL
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Living in Homestead


Homestead 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 69,907 people and 20 constituent neighborhoods, Homestead is the 42nd largest community in Florida. Much of the housing stock in Homestead was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Homestead economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Homestead, where the median household income is $43,150.00.

Unlike some cities, Homestead isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Homestead are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Homestead is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Homestead who work in office and administrative support (13.30%), sales jobs (13.06%), and management occupations (7.81%).

Homestead 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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

One downside of living in Homestead, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 35.27 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

Homestead has a lot of people who ride the bus to and from work. In fact, for its size, Homestead has quite a high level of public transit users. Homestead’s need for inexpensive transportation options for its citizens is quite high.

The percentage of adults in Homestead who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 20.68% of the adults in Homestead have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Homestead in 2010 was $17,405, which is low income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $69,620 for a family of four. However, Homestead contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Homestead is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Homestead 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 Homestead, accounting for 63.19% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Homestead residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Homestead include Haitian, German, English, Irish, and Jamaican.

Homestead also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 35.55%.

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