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 38,267 people and 28 constituent neighborhoods, Lake Worth is the 85th largest community in Florida.
Lake Worth is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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%).
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.
Many people in Lake Worth take advantage of public transportation to get around. In fact, for the size of the city, the number of people who use the bus to commute to work is quite high. This helps to fill a need among Lake Worth citizens for affordable 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 2010 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.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Lake Worth's cultural character, accounting for 37.38% 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.