Orlando, FL

Orlando profile

Living in Orlando

Orlando is a relatively large city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 287,442 people and 149 constituent neighborhoods, Orlando is the fifth largest community in Florida.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Orlando is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 (13.82%), office and administrative support (11.64%), and management occupations (10.16%).

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.

The education level of Orlando citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 38.07% of adults in Orlando have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Orlando in 2018 was $32,085, which is upper middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $128,340 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 32.64% 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: 21.99%.

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