Ocala, FL

Ocala profile

Living in Ocala

Ocala is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 60,786 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 sales jobs (13.93%), office and administrative support (12.28%), and food service (9.25%).

The population of Ocala overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Ocala, 23.90% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Ocala in 2018 was $25,520, which is middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $102,080 for a family of four. However, Ocala contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Ocala is an extremely 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 13.33% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Ocala include German, Irish, English, Italian, and African.

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