Lutz is a medium-sized town located in the state of Florida. With a population of 20,759 people and 16 constituent neighborhoods, Lutz is the 132nd largest community in Florida.
Housing costs in Lutz are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Florida.
Lutz is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 87.91% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Lutz is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lutz who work in management occupations (13.18%), sales jobs (12.81%), and office and administrative support (11.44%).
Also of interest is that Lutz has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Of important note, Lutz is also a town of artists. Lutz has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Lutz’s character.
A relatively large number of people in Lutz telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.01% 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.
Lutz is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Lutz’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Lutz is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Lutz, the average commute to work is 32.45 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
The education level of Lutz ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Lutz, 42.98% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Lutz in 2010 was $40,782, which is upper middle income relative to Florida, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $163,128 for a family of four. However, Lutz contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Lutz is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Lutz home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lutz residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Lutz also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.95% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lutz include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Lutz is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.