Mayo is a very small town located in the state of Florida. With a population of 1,237 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Mayo is the 400th largest community in Florida.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Mayo is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 40.80% of the Mayo workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Mayo is a town of service providers, farmers, fishers, or foresters, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Mayo who work in farm management occupations (14.76%), maintenance occupations (10.28%), and office and administrative support (7.96%).
You will also find that a lot of people in Mayo work in agricultural jobs - much more than in the average community in America. This will be quite apparent if you drive around town, as much of the landscape is dedicated to farms.
Also of interest is that Mayo has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Mayo has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Mayo has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Mayo than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Mayo may be for you.
Mayo ranks among the bottom of the nation in terms of college education compared to other cities and towns: only 4.92% of people over 25 have a college degree.
The per capita income in Mayo in 2010 was $17,552, which is lower middle income relative to Florida, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $70,208 for a family of four. However, Mayo contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Mayo also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 33.68% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Mayo is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Mayo home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Mayo residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Mayo also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 20.18% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Mayo include German, English, Scottish, and Italian.
In addition, Mayo has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (15.72%).
The most common language spoken in Mayo is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.