Orlando, FL

Orlando profile

Living in Orlando

Orlando is a large city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 307,573 people and 196 constituent neighborhoods, Orlando is the fourth 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 (13.20%), office and administrative support (11.19%), and management occupations (10.99%).

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 one of the most attractive larger cities for people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. This makes it a good place to live for young singles in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting their professional careers. Although Orlando is a large city, this demographic is significant enough that young professionals will find many others like themselves here, with really good opportunities for friendships, recreation, romance, and more.

One important feature of Orlando is that it is one of the most car-oriented large cities in the country. In fact, 82.79% of people commute to and from work every day by private automobile, eschewing alternative forms of transportation, which are not widely available in Orlando anyway. So, if you like to drive, Orlando is the city for you! The landscape around Orlando reflects this: wide streets, parking lots, plenty of highways, malls, and shopping centers are what you'll find.

The education level of Orlando citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 39.95% of adults in Orlando have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Orlando in 2018 was $34,033, which is upper middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $136,132 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 32.65% 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: 23.02%.

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