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 home prices are not only among the most expensive in Florida, but Lake Mary real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Lake Mary is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 94.61% 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 (17.91%), sales jobs (17.74%), and office and administrative support (14.41%).

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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.51% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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 education level of Lake Mary ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Lake Mary, 43.76% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Lake Mary in 2010 was $40,475, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $161,900 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 10.78% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lake Mary include English, Italian, Irish, and European.

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