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.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Orlando use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Orlando‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

The population of Orlando is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 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.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Orlando's cultural character, accounting for 18.26% of the city’s population.

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