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.
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, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.45 minutes every day commuting to work.
The citizens of Lutz are among the most well-educated in the nation: 42.98% of adults in Lutz have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's 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.