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 38,526 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, construction workers and builders, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lake Worth who work in maintenance occupations (19.44%), sales jobs (8.64%), and food service (7.96%).
One of the nice things about Lake Worth is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
A lot of people in Lake Worth take the bus for their daily commute. For the size of the city, the number of people who use public transportation is quite high. For many people in Lake Worth, this fills their need for low-cost transportation.
The percentage of adults in Lake Worth who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 18.05% of the adults in Lake Worth have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Lake Worth in 2018 was $21,855, which is lower middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $87,420 for a family of four. However, Lake Worth contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Lake Worth is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Lake Worth 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 Worth, accounting for 46.73% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Lake Worth residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Lake Worth include Haitian, Irish, German, English, and Italian.
In addition, Lake Worth has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (37.38%).
The most common language spoken in Lake Worth is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French Creole.