Orlando, FL
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Orlando is a relatively large city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 280,257 people and 149 constituent neighborhoods, Orlando is the fifth largest community in Florida.

Orlando is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.22% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. 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 office and administrative support (14.25%), sales jobs (12.79%), and management occupations (10.42%).

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.

One thing noticeable about Orlando, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Orlando is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Orlando a great place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun. In fact, Orlando is one of the top larger cities in America for educated single professionals to flock.

A lot of people in Orlando take the bus for their daily commute. For the size of the city, the number of people who use public transportation is quite high. For many people in Orlando, this fills their need for low-cost transportation.

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: 35.78% of adults in Orlando have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Orlando in 2010 was $28,117, 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 $112,468 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 29.65% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Orlando include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Haitian.

In addition, Orlando has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (19.83%).

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