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.

Ocala is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (13.63%), sales jobs (12.27%), and healthcare (9.77%).

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, 21.80% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Ocala in 2010 was $21,625, which is lower middle income relative to Florida, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $86,500 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 11.32% 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 Chinese.