Longwood, FL
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Living in Longwood


Longwood is a somewhat small city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 15,061 people and 15 constituent neighborhoods, Longwood is the 164th largest community in Florida.

Unlike some cities, Longwood isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Longwood are a mix 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.

A relatively large number of people in Longwood telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.45% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

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 German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.

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