Orlando, FL
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Orlando is a relatively large city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 270,934 people and 149 constituent neighborhoods, Orlando is the fifth largest community in Florida.

Orlando is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.91% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Orlando is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Orlando who work in office and administrative support (15.07%), sales jobs (12.58%), and management occupations (9.94%).

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.

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 citizens of Orlando are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 34.22% of adults in Orlando have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Orlando in 2010 was $25,866, 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 $103,464 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 28.93% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Orlando include Irish, English, Italian, and Haitian.

In addition, Orlando has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (18.26%).

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