Orlando, FL

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Living in Orlando

Orlando is a relatively large city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 287,442 people and 149 constituent neighborhoods, Orlando is the fifth largest community in Florida.

Unlike some cities, Orlando isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Orlando are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Orlando is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Orlando who work in sales jobs (12.64%), office and administrative support (12.60%), and management occupations (10.37%).

Also of interest is that Orlando has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Orlando is a popular destination for single career-starters. One thing that you will notice when you are out and about town is that there is a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters out at restaurants, listening to live music, and enjoying other activities. They are a real visible part of the culture of Orlando. This makes Orlando a good place to live for young professionals. With so many people in this demographic, Orlando presents many opportunities for single professionals to enjoy themselves, socialize, and to create lasting relationships.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Orlando is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Orlando area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The education level of Orlando citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 36.74% of adults in Orlando have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Orlando in 2018 was $29,930, which is middle income relative to Florida, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $119,720 for a family of four. However, Orlando contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Orlando is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Orlando home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Orlando residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Orlando also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 31.11% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Orlando include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Haitian.

Orlando also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 21.17%.

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