Lantana, FL
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Lantana is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 11,136 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Lantana is the 202nd largest community in Florida.

Unlike some towns, Lantana isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Lantana are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Lantana is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Lantana who work in office and administrative support (17.39%), sales jobs (16.60%), and food service (10.69%).

Lantana 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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

The education level of Lantana citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 21.12% of adults in Lantana have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Lantana in 2010 was $24,489, which is middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $97,956 for a family of four. However, Lantana contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Lantana is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Lantana home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lantana residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Lantana also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 18.43% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lantana include German, Irish, English, and Italian.

Lantana also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 21.28%.

The most common language spoken in Lantana is English. Other important languages spoken here include French Creole and Spanish.