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.
Lantana is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Lantana is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Lantana who work in sales jobs (16.87%), office and administrative support (14.46%), and food service (11.49%).
One of the nice things about Lantana 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.
The percentage of adults in Lantana who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 20.46% of the adults in Lantana have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Lantana in 2010 was $22,273, which is middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $89,092 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 14.21% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lantana include German, Irish, English, and Italian.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Lantana's cultural character, accounting for 22.36% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in Lantana is English. Other important languages spoken here include French Creole and Spanish.