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 46.04% 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 (34.02%), food service (14.69%), and maintenance occupations (6.59%).

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 citizens of Lake Placid are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 14.98% of adults in Lake Placid have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Lake Placid in 2010 was $17,609, which is lower middle income relative to Florida, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $70,436 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 48.33% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Lake Placid is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Lake Placid home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Lake Placid, accounting for 52.93% of the town’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Lake Placid residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Lake Placid include Irish, English, European, and Italian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Lake Placid's cultural character, accounting for 25.15% of the town’s population.

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

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