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.

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.

Many people in Orlando take advantage of public transportation to get around. In fact, for the size of the city, the number of people who use the bus to commute to work is quite high. This helps to fill a need among Orlando citizens for affordable 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.