Kissimmee, FL

Kissimmee profile

Living in Kissimmee

Kissimmee is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 79,226 people and 52 constituent neighborhoods, Kissimmee is the 39th largest community in Florida.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Kissimmee is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Kissimmee is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Kissimmee who work in office and administrative support (13.20%), sales jobs (11.19%), and food service (8.38%).

One downside of living in Kissimmee is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Kissimmee, the average commute to work is 32.67 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

In terms of college education, Kissimmee is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 19.24% of adults 25 and older in Kissimmee have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Kissimmee in 2018 was $20,188, which is low income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $80,752 for a family of four. However, Kissimmee contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Kissimmee is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Kissimmee 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 Kissimmee, accounting for 69.64% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Kissimmee residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Kissimmee include German, Irish, Italian, English, and Jamaican.

Kissimmee also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 26.06%.

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