Lake Mary, FL


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Lake Mary is a somewhat small city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 16,021 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Lake Mary is the 162nd largest community in Florida.

Lake Mary is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 93.93% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Lake Mary is a city of sales and office workers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Lake Mary who work in management occupations (19.14%), sales jobs (16.83%), and office and administrative support (12.69%).

Also of interest is that Lake Mary has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.58% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

The citizens of Lake Mary are among the most well-educated in the nation: 41.27% of adults in Lake Mary have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Lake Mary in 2010 was $39,031, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $156,124 for a family of four. However, Lake Mary contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Lake Mary is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Lake Mary home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lake Mary residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Lake Mary include English, Irish, Italian, and European.

The most common language spoken in Lake Mary is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.