Lake Placid, FL


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Lake Placid is a very small town located in the state of Florida. With a population of 2,164 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Lake Placid is the 352nd largest community in Florida.

Lake Placid is a blue-collar town, with 44.43% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Lake Placid is a town of farmers, fishers, or foresters, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lake Placid who work in farm management occupations (33.49%), food service (15.00%), and maintenance occupations (8.03%).

Lake Placid, even though it is a small town, has many people who use public transportation every day to get to and from work. This is a great benefit for people in the, town who have a need for low-cost transportation.

The percentage of adults in Lake Placid who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.44% of the adults in Lake Placid have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Lake Placid in 2010 was $17,971, which is lower middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $71,884 for a family of four. However, Lake Placid contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Lake Placid also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 43.73% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Lake Placid is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Lake Placid home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lake Placid residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Lake Placid also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 45.00% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lake Placid include Irish, English, Italian, and Bahamian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Lake Placid's cultural character, accounting for 27.76% of the town’s population.

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

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