Longwood, FL
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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.

Longwood is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.45% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

In Longwood, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Longwood is a relatively small city. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

The education level of Longwood citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 23.06% of adults in Longwood 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.