Ocala, FL
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Ocala is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 58,218 people and 39 constituent neighborhoods, Ocala is the 49th largest community in Florida.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Ocala is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Ocala is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Ocala who work in office and administrative support (13.56%), sales jobs (12.25%), and healthcare (11.51%).

The citizens of Ocala are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 22.22% of adults in Ocala having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Ocala in 2010 was $22,399, which is middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $89,596 for a family of four. However, Ocala contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Ocala is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Ocala home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ocala residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Ocala also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.48% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Ocala include Irish, English, Italian, and African.

The most common language spoken in Ocala is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Indic languages.