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 12,581 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Lantana is the 202nd largest community in Florida.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Lantana is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Lantana is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Lantana who work in maintenance occupations (12.11%), office and administrative support (11.82%), and food service (9.32%).
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 percentage of people in Lantana who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 25.13% of adults in Lantana have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Lantana in 2018 was $34,046, which is upper middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $136,184 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 21.68% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lantana include Haitian, Irish, English, German, and Italian.
In addition, Lantana has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (31.48%).
The most common language spoken in Lantana is English. Other important languages spoken here include French Creole and Spanish.