Lutz, FL
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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 87.01% 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 (13.87%), sales jobs (12.62%), and office and administrative support (11.40%).

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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Lutz a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Lutz has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Lutz’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Lutz, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.03 minutes every day commuting to work.

Lutz is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 42.02% of adults in Lutz have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Lutz in 2010 was $37,555, which is upper middle income relative to Florida, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $150,220 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 14.76% 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 Chinese.