Longwood is a somewhat small city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 15,011 people and 15 constituent neighborhoods, Longwood is the 164th largest community in Florida.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Longwood is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Longwood is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Longwood who work in sales jobs (14.89%), office and administrative support (14.32%), and management occupations (9.42%).
Also of interest is that Longwood has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.45% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Despite being a small city, Longwood has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
The population of Longwood overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Longwood, 23.06% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Longwood in 2010 was $25,146, which is middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $100,584 for a family of four. However, Longwood contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Longwood is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Longwood home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Longwood residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Longwood also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 15.94% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Longwood include Irish, English, Italian, and French .
The most common language spoken in Longwood is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.