Lake Worth is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 37,498 people and 28 constituent neighborhoods, Lake Worth is the 85th largest community in Florida.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Lake Worth is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Lake Worth is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Lake Worth who work in maintenance occupations (21.18%), office and administrative support (10.00%), and food service (8.56%).
Lake Worth is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
The education level of Lake Worth citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 19.71% of adults 25 and older in Lake Worth have a college degree.
The per capita income in Lake Worth in 2010 was $18,768, which is lower middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $75,072 for a family of four. However, Lake Worth contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Lake Worth is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Lake Worth home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lake Worth residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Lake Worth also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 41.07% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lake Worth include German, Irish, English, and Italian.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Lake Worth's cultural character, accounting for 35.97% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Lake Worth is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French Creole.