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 85.89% 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 (14.50%), office and administrative support (12.39%), and sales jobs (11.97%).
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.
Because of many things, Lutz is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Lutz really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Lutz perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
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 31.49 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Lutz is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Lutz area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
The education level of Lutz citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 38.84% of adults in Lutz have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Lutz in 2010 was $34,757, which is upper middle income relative to Florida, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $139,028 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 14.98% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lutz include Irish, English, Italian, and French .
The most common language spoken in Lutz is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.