Kissimmee, FL

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Living in Kissimmee

Kissimmee is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 73,597 people and 30 constituent neighborhoods, Kissimmee is the 44th largest community in Florida.

Kissimmee is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 sales jobs (12.88%), office and administrative support (11.69%), and food service (10.71%).

One downside of living in Kissimmee, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.54 minutes every day commuting to work.

The percentage of adults in Kissimmee with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 16.98% of adults in Kissimmee have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Kissimmee in 2010 was $18,531, which is low income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $74,124 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 68.05% 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 Irish, German, Italian, English, and Jamaican.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Kissimmee's cultural character, accounting for 24.32% of the city’s population.

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