Lake Worth, FL
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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, Lake Worth isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Lake Worth are a mix 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 (19.10%), office and administrative support (9.61%), and food service (8.80%).

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.

Lake Worth has a lot of people who ride the bus to and from work. In fact, for its size, Lake Worth has quite a high level of public transit users. Lake Worth’s need for inexpensive transportation options for its citizens is quite high.

In terms of college education, Lake Worth is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.24% of adults 25 and older in Lake Worth have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Lake Worth in 2010 was $20,104, which is lower middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $80,416 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 40.16% 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 Irish, German, English, and Italian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Lake Worth's cultural character, accounting for 34.32% 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.