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 16,798 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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 10.28% 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.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Lake Mary, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Lake Mary is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 52.06% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

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.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Lake Mary's cultural character, accounting for 15.39% of the city’s population.

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