Oviedo, FL
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Living in Oviedo


Oviedo is a medium-sized city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 40,785 people and 13 constituent neighborhoods, Oviedo is the 91st largest community in Florida.

Oviedo is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 91.86% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Oviedo is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Oviedo who work in office and administrative support (14.82%), management occupations (13.91%), and sales jobs (12.21%).

Also of interest is that Oviedo has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

A relatively large number of people in Oviedo telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.38% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Because there are quite a few people attending college in Oviedo, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Oviedo provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.

Because of many things, Oviedo is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Oviedo a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Oviedo has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Oviedo’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Oviedo, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.03 minutes every day commuting to work.

Oviedo is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 43.87% of adults in Oviedo have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Oviedo in 2010 was $32,834, which is upper middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $131,336 for a family of four. However, Oviedo contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Oviedo is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Oviedo home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Oviedo residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Oviedo also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 21.29% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Oviedo include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

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