Lake Mary, FL

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Living in Lake Mary

Lake Mary is a somewhat small city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 17,479 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Lake Mary is the 162nd largest community in Florida.

Housing costs in Lake Mary are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Florida.

Lake Mary is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 91.04% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Lake Mary is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lake Mary who work in management occupations (19.27%), office and administrative support (13.32%), and healthcare (10.17%).

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.

A relatively large number of people in Lake Mary telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.28% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

If knowledge is power, Lake Mary is a pretty powerful place. 52.06% of the adults in Lake Mary have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Lake Mary in 2018 was $46,701, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $186,804 for a family of four. However, Lake Mary contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Lake Mary is a very 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. Lake Mary also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.14% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lake Mary include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Polish.

In addition, Lake Mary has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (15.39%).

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